Draft Delivery Program, Operational Plan and Resourcing Strategy on Public Exhibition

Georges River Council

To deliver on the Georges River Community Strategic Plan, Georges River Council has published the revised Draft Delivery Program, Operational Plan and Resourcing Strategy.

These documents are updated annually or after an election period. They aim to consolidate Council’s plans providing the community with transparency over Council’s initiatives and budget allocation.

The Draft Delivery Program and Operational Plan provides information on Council’s key services, projects, programs, and budget for the next financial year – the third year of the 2022-2026 Delivery Program.

The Draft Resourcing Strategy forecasts Council’s ability to deliver assets and services to the community.

Georges River Council Mayor, Sam Elmir encourages feedback, “Community input is vital to the work Council does. Feedback on these plans enables Council to deliver relevant and valued programs and services.”

These documents are now available for the community to review and comment on. We encourage all community members to provide Council with your feedback. This will assist in planning for the next twelve months. You can provide feedback online through Council’s Your Say webpage, or by submitting a hard copy submission.

Key points from each document can be found below:

Resourcing Strategy

Workforce Management Plan:

  • This Plan identifies people requirements, skills, and employment practices needed for implementing the Delivery Program.
  • Focuses on talent acquisition, succession planning, and professional development strategies.
  • Year 2 of the Plan continued the focus on addressing significant challenges such as skills shortages in an ageing and multigenerational workforce, investment in capability development and mobility, reimagining flexible work practices, and health and wellness.

Digital Resource Management Plan:

  • Guides Council on its delivery of the best digital framework, which will enable responsive and timely services and information.
  • Internal feedback shows the need to review and invest in Core Enterprise Systems to ensure they align with the ongoing strategic direction of Council.
  • Includes initiatives for digital transformation to enhance e-planning, regulatory services, and asset management.
  • Emphasises integration with external sources to streamline processes and improve service delivery.

Asset Management Plan:

  • Sets out a framework for structured and coordinated management of Council’s infrastructure assets.
  • Outlines key elements needed for effective asset management.
  • Highlights long-term funding challenges that need to be addressed to fulfill asset management commitments.
  • Includes specific Improvement Plan with actions that align with the Community Strategic Plan.

Long Term Financial Plan:

  • Key component of the Resourcing Strategy detailing how Council will resource activities over the next decade.
  • Considers known and projected events to forecast operating results and financial position.
  • Aims to meet community needs and desires through effective use of financial resources, personnel, and assets.

Delivery Program and Operational Plan

Pillar 1: Our Community

Focus: Enhancing the well-being and engagement of our community members.

Goals:

  • Improve natural environments within the community.
  • Promote sustainable practices among residents.

Performance Indicators:

  • Percentage of pothole requests addressed within 48 hours.
  • Timeliness of civil design completion.
  • Maintenance of the Asset Renewal Ratio above industry benchmarks.

Budget Allocation:

  • Funding for community-centric programs and events.
  • Resources for maintaining and improving community infrastructure.
  • Investment in customer service channels to enhance user experience.

Pillar 2: Our Green Environment

Focus: Enhancing the environmental sustainability of our community.

Goals:

  • Increase tree canopy coverage to improve air quality.
  • Promote biodiversity through conservation efforts.

Performance Indicators:

  • Completion rates of utility restorations in environmentally sensitive areas.
  • Occupancy rates of Council-owned commercial properties dedicated to environmental initiatives.
  • Returns on investment in environmentally sustainable projects.

Budget Allocation:

  • Funding for environmental restoration and conservation projects.
  • Investment in renewable energy and green infrastructure initiatives.

Pillar 3: Our Economy

Focus: Stimulating economic development and growth within the community.

Goals:

  • Facilitate affordable housing schemes to support residents.
  • Improve transportation infrastructure to enhance connectivity and mobility.

Performance Indicators:

  • Metrics tracking economic growth and job creation.
  • Availability and affordability of housing options for residents.
  • Improvement in transportation services and infrastructure.

Budget Allocation:

  • Funding for economic development programs and incentives.
  • Resources allocated to affordable housing projects and transportation improvements.

Pillar 4: Our Built Environment

Focus: Creating liveable, vibrant, and sustainable built environments.

Goals:

  • Provide affordable housing options for diverse community needs.
  • Enhance transportation connectivity to improve accessibility.

Performance Indicators:

  • Metrics assessing the liveability and sustainability of new developments.
  • Accessibility improvements in transportation networks.

Budget Allocation:

  • Investment in infrastructure projects to support sustainable urban development.
  • Resources for affordable housing initiatives and transportation upgrades.

Pillar 5: Our Place in Sydney

Focus: Promoting community identity and showcasing local culture.

Goals:

  • Activate public spaces to encourage community engagement.
  • Preserve and promote local heritage and cultural assets.

Performance Indicators:

  • Metrics tracking community engagement in place activation initiatives.
  • Success of programs aimed at preserving and promoting local culture.

Budget Allocation:

  • Funding for events and programs that highlight community identity.
  • Resources for maintaining and enhancing cultural assets and heritage sites.

Pillar 6: Our Governance

Focus: Ensuring transparency, accountability, and efficiency in governance.

Goals:

  • Implement talent acquisition strategies to enhance workforce capabilities.
  • Provide flexible working arrangements to support employee well-being.

Performance Indicators:

  • Metrics assessing governance, transparency, and accountability.
  • Effectiveness of talent acquisition and retention efforts.

Budget Allocation:

  • Resources allocated to governance initiatives aimed at improving transparency and accountability.
  • Investment in talent development programs and flexible work policies.

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