Council adopts its Annual Report and Key Plans

Published on 25 October 2021

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An online council meeting was held on 25 October 2021 at 12.30pm to consider the Annual Report 2020-21, the Financial Plan 2021-31 and the Municipal Public Health and Wellbeing Plan 2021-25. Council meetings continue to be held online via Teams Webinars as a consequence of Coronavirus restrictions but will hopefully return to open council meetings soon.

The meeting outcomes were:

  • Council endorsed the Annual Report 2020-21 and will advise the Minister for Local Government Mr Shaun Leane MP of its endorsement per the Local Government Act 2020. The Annual Report includes the financial report and performance statement for the same financial year and provides statutory information and operational reports as prescribed by the Act.
  • Council adopted the Financial Plan 2021-31. The Plan is derived from the adopted Budget 2021-22 which forms the first year of the ten year plan. Council acknowledged that the subsequent years are modelled on forecast assumptions and are dependent on a number of economic unknowns such as government funding levels.
  • Council approved the Municipal Public Health and Wellbeing Plan 2021-25. This document is created every four years at the commencement of every new Council term in accordance with the Public Health and Wellbeing Act 2008. The Plan was formed in consultation with stakeholders, key service providers and workshops with the community and focuses on five key goals:
  1. to improve mental health and wellbeing
  2. increase access to health services
  3. reduce family violence,
  4. increase healthy eating and active living and
  5. act on climate change.
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