Plans, performance, budget and reporting

How Council works

Council operateswithin the NSW Government's legislated integrated planning and reporting (IP&R)framework.

The framework ensures that the community's vision, priorities and aspirations for Inner West's future are captured in a Community Strategic Plan. This guides Council's strategic and operational planning, resourcing and service delivery. It also ensures ongoing monitoring, evaluation and community engagement.

Simply put, IP&R asks councils and their communities to consider and respond to the following:

  • Where are we now?
  • Where do we want to be?
  • How will we get there?
  • How will we know when we have arrived?

How our work fits together

Diagram of the Integrated Planning and Reporting FrameworkThe IP&R framework recognises that Council plans, policies and actions should not exist in isolation. It provides an integrated process for Council to draw all the plans together, to understand how they interact and get the maximum leverage from the efforts. It enables Council to plan and budget holistically to achieve multiple community benefits.

This forms the basis for Council’s four year Delivery Program and annual Operational Plan and Budget



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Page last updated: 27 Oct 2021