The Strategic Community Plan outlines community long term (10+ years) vision, values, aspirations and priorities, with reference to other local government plans, information and resourcing capabilities. The Strategic Community Plan is not static. A full review is required every four years with a desktop review every two years.
The Strategic Community Plan:
- establishes the community's vision for the local government's future, including aspirations and service expectations
- drives the development of local government area/place/regional plans, resourcing and other informing strategies, e.g. workforce, asset management and services, and
- will ultimately be a driver for all other planning.
The integration of asset, service and financial plans means the local government's resource capabilities are matched to their community's needs.
Where structural reform is being put in place, this integrated approach to planning will help the new local government entities identify and meet the requirements of the local community.