CVC Approves $97m Capital Works Program

Clarence Valley Council has unanimously adopted a comprehensive suite of documents under its Integrated Planning and Reporting Framework (IP&R) for 2024/2025 at the June ordinary council meeting held on Tuesday.

This adoption marks a significant step in ensuring that the Council’s strategic goals and community aspirations are met through well-planned and executed initiatives.

Each year Council prepares a draft Operation Plan and accompanying documentation under the IP&R Framework, which is enacted under the Local Government Act 1993 and supported by the IP&R Guidelines issued by the Office of Local Government.

Clarence Valley Council’s General Manager, Laura Black, said the adopted documentation supported Council’s efforts to realise the aspirations identified by the community and captured in the Valley’s Community Strategic Plan, The Clarence 2032.

“These documents are the road map that will guide our efforts to achieve the direction set by our elected members and deliver this year’s Operational Plan, which features a capital works program worth more than $97 million.”

“Key highlights of the Operational Plan include an investment of $20.1 million on roads and bridges, $19.6 million on water and sewer improvements, $27.4 million on flood restoration of the road network, $4.3 million on Clarence Valley holiday parks as well as $2.5 million on open spaces, sports fields, and floodplains.

“In addition, we also have $9.7 million planned for several exciting new community facilities and $10.9 million on the Regional Aquatic Centre.”

Alongside the Operational Plan, the IP&R Framework also includes the Resourcing Strategy incorporating the Long-Term Financial Plan (2024/2025 to 2033/2034), Workforce Management Strategy (2024/2025-2027/2028) and Asset Management Strategy (2024/2025 – 2033/2034), and the 2024/2025 Fees and Charges.

These documents will ensure that Council is able to maintain the operational capacity required to deliver the essential products, services, and facilities our community relies on in parallel with balancing the needs of the organisation with our community’s aspirations.

“We’ve had a massive couple of years of delivering capital works programs and leading flood recovery efforts, so it is rewarding to see that we have these plans it place to ensure we remain a sustainable organisation that is well positioned to meet the challenges and opportunities the future will present us.”

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