Annual Business Plan
Recent amendments to the Local Government Act (the Act) have responded to the findings of the Local Government Association of South Austrailia's independent inquiry into the financial sustainability of Local Government by introducing a range of measures, including strengthening the forward planning requirements for the annual budget. The Act now makes it mandatory that Councils prepare an annual business plan in conjunction with their annual budgets.
The annual business plan is a Council's basic statement of its inteded programs and outcomes for the year. It links the Council's longer term planning for its area, as set out in its strategic management plans, with the allocation of resources in its budget. It also establishes the basis for review of the Council's performance over the year included in its annual report.
The adoption of a straight forward and simple format for the annual business plan, addressing the requirements of the legislation, will provide a clear logical structure with enables Councils to focus on the key issues of content during the preparation of their annual business plans.
Click on the link below to view a copies of the Annual Business Plans