Strategic and Corporate Planning

The City of Busselton has implemented an Integrated Planning Framework that responds to the aspirations and goals of our community and helps us to plan for the future so we can work with the community to meet those goals.  Six (6) important documents comprise our Integrated Planning Framework.

Strategic Community Plan

The Strategic Community Plan 2013 is the overarching plan of our integrated planning framework. It is a broad plan with a long-term focus. 

It guides Council’s decision making on matters that affect the community and has a strong emphasis on the community's priorities and vision for the future. The plan has six (6) key themes - Community; Places; Economy; Planning; Environment and Governance, with the community objectives of each theme clearly defined. 

Corporate Business Plan

Sitting under the Strategic Community Plan is our Corporate Business Plan. 
This plan is a high level, four (4) year schedule of organisational projects, priority actions, services, and performance measurements designed to deliver aspects of the Strategic Community Plan that Council has responsibility for.

Supporting the Corporate Business Plan are resourcing documents that collectively provide information about the revenue, assets, expenditure, staff and time required to support the achievement of our community objectives. These plans contribute toward the production of a resourced and workable Corporate Business Plan and include:

Long Term Financial Plan - a ten(10) year plan setting out the City’s longer term financial resourcing requirements such that the City can plan for the sustainable delivery of desired services and actions which support Council’s  Strategic Community Plan;

Workforce Plan – a four (4) year plan describing the key strategic human resource requirements needed to provide a skilled, motivated and flexible workforce so that organisational objectives can be achieved;

Asset Management Plan – an overview of City assets and the requirements for the ongoing operation, renewal and refurbishment of assets such as roads, pathways, building, parks and gardens.  This broader plan is supported by detailed plans for each asset category; and 

Annual Budget – containing details of projected spending over the course of the year budgeted.

Other resources that contribute to our Integrated Planning Framework include the policies, plans and documents that influence and underpin the development of the City’s plans. 

Council assesses the progress of the Corporate Business Plan every six (6) months and publishes a yearly progress summary in the Annual Report.