Wyong Shire Council Strategic Plan 2013-2017

The Independent Pricing and Regulatory Tribunal (IPART) approved a four year Special Rate Variation in June, and in May set the new water, sewerage and stormwater prices for the next four years.

Our Strategic Plan 2013-2017 was adopted in April and as a result of this new information there will be some changes made to the plan. An amended version will be available on the website by the end of August.

In the meantime you can keep up to date with what projects the special rate variation is helping to fund by looking at the capital works program page.

Front cover of Corporate Strategic Plan 2013-2017Council’s Strategic Plan, adopted 10 April 2013, focuses on the delivery of outputs against the aspirations of the community as spelt out in the Community Strategic Plan and leads on from our achievements in 2011-12 as outlined in the Annual Report 2011-12 – Taking Shape.

The Strategic Plan includes Council’s four year delivery program, operational plan for 2013/14 and strategies for long term financial planning, asset management, workforce management and information management.

The plan continues to focus on achieving a break even operating deficit by 2014-15, and sustainably manage more than $2.3 billion worth of community assets.

It sets out actions and projects that will be delivered over the coming 12 months and provides policy and strategic direction for delivering value-for-money services in a sustainable manner.  Project delivery is reliant on rates income and within the plan capital works delivery is structured on three rating options, including the 6.9% which formed Council’s application to the Independent Pricing and Regulatory Tribunal (IPART).

Council is focused on a number of areas deemed as ‘Major Projects’ within the Shire over the next 12 months, as well as delivering an economic development strategy to assist in attracting investment and jobs to the area.

Some of the projects deemed as being vitally important to the Shire’s future include:

  • Delivery of the Warnervale Town Centre to support the local community and future development
  • Development of 28 identified Iconic Development Sites in the Shire to increase economic development
  • Adoption of the Local Environmental Plan that establishes the direction for the Shire over the next 20 years
  • A property portfolio strategy that identifies planning for future development to create a revenue stream
  • The ongoing investigation into the development of a Regional airport at Bushells Ridge
  • An ongoing capital works budget to address roads, buildings and bridges and deliver on new assets such as completing the gap in The Entrance North shared pathway

Downloadable sections:

The decision from IPART for Council to apply a Special Rate Variation has had an impact on the deliverables and financial data in Council's 2013-2017 Strategic Plan, which can be seen in pdf format Amended pages of Council's 2013-17 Strategic Plan post IPART decision (2.52 MB)

Please note - these page do not amend the adopted document, but rather provide information on the impacts of IPARTs decision.

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