Budgets and Planning

1. Overview

The Local Government Act 1993 requires councils to have in place a suite of Integrated Plans which must be adopted following each election. 

The Integrated Planning and Reporting (IP&R) Framework introduced an inter-related hierarchy of corporate plans which aims to ensure a more sustainable local government sector.

All councils are required to develop and have in place:

IP&R also required councils to constantly report on their activities so the community can see how they are tracking in achieving their vision and aspirations. This is done via a Six-Monthly Delivery Program Report, Annual Report and End of Term Report.  All of this is to occur within a perpetual monitoring and reporting framework in recognition that communities are never static but rather are dynamic and continually changing over time.  To achieve this, councils must constantly engage with their communities to ensure that they stay attuned to their community’s changing aspirations.

2. Our Integrated Plans

Queanbeyan-Palerang Regional Council’s key plans are now in place with the reporting components to be developed over the next few years.  The principal documents in our suite can be downloaded below.

End of Term Report 2017-2021

Our Community Strategic Plan (CSP) was endorsed in May 2022 after the completion of an extensive community engagement exercise.  The CSP is based around the five Strategic Pillars of:

  • Community – A safe, harmonious, happy and healthy community leading fulfilled lives.
  • Choice - A diverse, resilient and smart economy that creates choice and job opportunities.
  • Character - A clean, green community that cherishes its natural and physical character.
  • Connection - A safe, resilient and well connected community with good infrastructure enhancing quality of life
  • Capability - Contemporary civic leadership and governance that is open, transparent and accountable.

Each strategic pillar identifies key goals and community outcomes it wants to see achieved.

The Delivery Program was adopted in June 2022. This documents set out the services, projects and budgets it will deliver over its three year electoral term.  The Delivery Program covers a four-year period based around council electoral terms.

3. Financial Statements and Annual Reports

Reporting to our community is a key part of the Integrated Planning and Reporting Framework. Further information on the specific reporting requirements can be found at https://www.olg.nsw.gov.au/councils/integrated-planning-and-reporting

We are required to publish our audited Financial Statements, Annual Report and six monthly Delivery Program update reports. You can download these below.

Financial Statements

Annual Report

Merger Report

Previous Financial Statements

Previous Annual Reports

Delivery Program updates

Merger Review

4. Quarterly Budget Review Statements

Each quarter we prepare a budget review statement. Reports are available for download below.

2022 budget review statements

2021 budget review statements