Financial planning

Our financial planning process integrates our long-term planning and forecasting with annual business planning and budgeting. It incorporates our:

  • Long-Term Financial Plan
  • Major Projects Fund
  • Climate Change Response Fund
  • Project and Capital Works
  • annual operating budgets.

This integrated approach assists in meeting the current priorities of our communities and the organisation while also ensuring our long-term sustainability and intergenerational equity.

In progressing our financial sustainability strategies we are guided by the Local Government Financial Sustainability Review and we will ensure that we continue to:

  • maintain an operating surplus over the long term
  • manage our debt prudently, ensuring intergenerational equity
  • employ sound asset management practices.

Targets for our key financial sustainability indicators are developed as part of our financial planning process.