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Integrated Planning & Reporting (IPR)

The Shire of Merredin recognises that to meet current and future community expectations, we need to take into account the current and future needs of our Community. We need to consider long term how we are going to fund, maintain, deliver on our services and grow as a Community.

Integrated planning and reporting gives local governments a framework for establishing local priorities and to link this information to operational functions. As per the Local Government (Administration) Regulations 1996 each local government should adopt a Strategic Community Plan and a Corporate Business Plan. The Strategic Community Plan allows the Shire of Merredin to set ten year goals based on feedback from the Merredin community. From this, the Shire puts together a Corporate Business Plan which helps the Shire to choose goals from the Strategic Community Plan to achieve over the next four years. In turn the Corporate Business Plan lets the Shire determine the breakdown for its Budget which is reviewed and set on an annual basis.

Having this process allows the Merredin Community to have a strategic direction which translates that direction into actions for the Shire and strategies going forward. Through the process of annual review (the Annual Report), the Shire is also able to ensure that relevant services with adequate funding, assets and people are allocated in order to achieve the goals as set out. 



In accordance to Section 5.56 (1) of the Local Government Act 1995 the Shire of Merredin is required to produce a ‘plan for the future’.

It is hereby notified for public information that on 19 June 2018 Council adopted the ‘draft Strategic Community Plan’ for the period 2018-2028. The plan is available for viewing below on this web page. Alternatively click here.

The plan was developed after an extensive consultation period with the public during March 2018. Members of the public are invited to submit their comments in writing on the plan. They can be emailed to Submissions close 4:00pm, Monday, 2 July 2018. No late submissions will be accepted.

Council will formally adopt the final plan at its meeting scheduled for 17 July 2018.

Greg Powell

Chief Executive Officer



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