Date

Thursday, 9 May 2019

Release

Residents have until 4.30pm 10 May to have their say

Residents have until 4.30pm on 10 May to make submissions on Shellharbour City Council’s Delivery Program including the Draft Operational Plan and Draft Long Term Financial Plan 2019 – 2029.

These documents are part of the Integrated Planning and Reporting Framework (IP&R) and in the case of the Operational Plans, set out Council’s planned actions (including budget) for the 2019-2020 year.

They outline how Council will deliver on the expectations of the community in alignment with the Community Strategic Plan (CSP) and details the current and future plans for Council’s key services areas, operational functions and capital works programs.

The Operational Plan has a strong focus on financial sustainability and asset renewal and is supported by a detailed budget that sets out rates, fees and charges for the year.

That Plan also details specific Actions for the financial year.

The Long Term Financial Plan (LTFP) forecasts Council’s capacity to provide financial resources to meet the objectives of the CSP. They CSP details current and future plans of Council’s key services areas, including capital works programs and associated budgets.

Key projects in the Draft Operational Plan for 2019-2020 include:

· Illawarra Regional Airport upgrade

· Stronger Country Communities Funded Projects:

o Albion Park and Oak Flats Pool upgrades

o Albion Park Showgrounds and Centenary Hall upgrades

· Reddall Reserve and McDonald Park Playground upgrades

· Warilla Library (commencing 2018-2019)

· Blackbutt Dam modification

· Skiway Park Promenade renewal (commencing 2018-2019)

· Links Stage 2 building modification

Shellharbour City Mayor Marianne Saliba said the plans demonstrated Council’s commitment to improving the city’s amenities, facilities and services, as well as strong fiscal responsibility.

“Council is acting on the community’s priorities and I encourage residents to provide feedback,” Cr Saliba said.

“In this budget, Council will deliver projects of significant importance to our community to enhance their lives and set the pathway for the future of our City,” Cr Saliba said.

Shellharbour City Councillors will consider feedback on these key strategic planning documents at its Tuesday 11 June meeting.

Feedback forms are available at Council’s libraries and customer service teams at the Shellharbour City Civic Centre.

Email submissions can be made via OurCity@shellharbour.nsw.gov.au or online feedback can be given through Let's Chat

Media enquiries: Kelli Wells 0448 361 008.

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Last updated : Thu 9 May 2019