Revised Delivery Plan and Resourcing Strategy

Submissions closed on 06 February 2015, 11:59 PM

201501 - HYS - MREC - Revised Delivery Plan and Resourcing Strategy

The Revised Delivery Plan lists the projects and activities to be delivered by Council over the next four years. It is Council’s implementation plan including the budget, to deliver on the Community Strategic Plan.

The City of Ryde Resourcing Strategy is made up of three documents being the Asset Management Plan (AMP), The Workforce Plan (WFP) and the Long Term Financial Plan (LTFP). These three documents are all linked primarily through the Community Strategic Plan which outlines at the highest level what Council commits to delivering to our community over the life of the plan. This then cascades down through the Four Year Delivery Plan and One Year Operational Plan to further detail exactly how Council funds will be spent to ensure that commitment to the community is met, all within the context of delivering best value services to our customers.

The re-exhibition of these documents for public comment was brought about by a resolution of Council to consider applying for a Special Rate Variation of 7% (including the rate peg) over 4 years from 1 July 2015 which is proposed to be an ongoing permanent increase. This application will be made to the Independent Pricing and Regulatory Tribunal (IPART), the government body that controls annual rate increases. This decision was based on feedback from the community that they supported Council’s proposition to overcome an annual funding shortfall for the renewal and maintenance of Council’s infrastructure and asset that has resulted in an ever increasing backlog. How this additional income would be utilised is outlined within the Revised Draft Four Year Delivery Plan 2014–2018 including the One Year Operational Plan 2014/2015.