Exhibition of Draft 2017-2022 Delivery Program and 2021/22 Operational Plan

Gunnedah Shire Council

The Draft 2017-2022 Delivery Program and 2021/22 Operational Plan for Gunnedah Shire Council is officially placed on public exhibition and Council will receive submissions in relation to the documents up until 5:00pm Friday 21 May 2021.

Due to the postponement of the NSW Local Government Elections in 2020, our four year Delivery Program 2017-2021 has been expanded to five years. The Program establishes a series of actions and programs for the Council to deliver during the current term of office. The Plan articulates Council’s commitment to delivering on its areas of responsibility under the Community Strategic Plan.

Supporting the Delivery Program is the annual Operational Plan. The Operational Plan presents a series of annual tasks for Council officers, along with Council’s annual budget, fees and charges, rating structure and revenue policy. The current practice at Gunnedah Shire Council is to combine both the Delivery Program and the Operational Plan into a single document to provide a clear link between the these two strategic instruments.

The associated Rate Zone maps for Curlewis, Emerald Hill, Gunnedah, Kelvin, Mullaley and Tambar Springs are also placed on public exhibition.

Council is required by the Local Government Act, to adopt the Operational Plan before the end of the financial year following an exhibition period of at least 28 days.

This is an opportunity for members of the public to lodge submissions in relation to the items considered and strategies applied in the Draft Delivery Program and Operational Plan. Council will meet again before 30 June 2021 to consider all submissions, formally adopt the Delivery Program and Operational Plan and set the rates for the ensuing 12 month period.

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