The Local Government Act 1993 (the Act) requires councils, in consultation with the community, to prepare a 10-year Strategic Plan that is reviewed at least every four years. The Act also requires that an Annual Plan be prepared, consistent with the Strategic Plan.

The Clarence City Council Strategic Plan 2021-2031 is a 10-year plan which sets out how we work towards our long-term vision. The Strategic Plan will be supported by seven key strategies:

  • City Future Strategy
  • Community Infrastructure Strategy
  • Cultural and Creative Strategy
  • Digital Strategy
  • Environmental Sustainability Strategy
  • Health and Wellbeing Strategy
  • Sport and Recreation Strategy

Council will develop supporting strategies and plans, including master plans and asset plans to guide capital developments within the city. A range of community plans, planning frameworks and action plans support the planning, development, and implementation of our activities and services. These plans are listed in appendix A of the Strategic Plan 2021-2031.

The Strategic Plan 2021-2031 will give direction to the preparation of the Annual Plan and Estimates for the organisation. The Annual Plan identifies the services, projects and programs derived from the Strategic Plan to be delivered in each financial year. The Estimates detail associated funding allocations.

Reporting on achievements, performance and progress against the Annual Plans and Estimates will be done in a variety of ways to council and the community. This Strategic Plan will be reviewed in 2025/2026 in accordance with the requirements of the Act.

The relationship between council’s planning framework is illustrated below:

Strategic documents

Council’s Annual Reports, Annual Plans and Quarterly Reports are available to view and download on the publications page here.