Draft Documents on Display until 2nd February 2015
Gwydir Shire Council's updated Integrated Planning & Reporting (IP&R) Suite of Documents for 2014/18 are on display until 2nd February 2015, these documents provide information on Council's direction, what actions will be taken and mechanisms for measuring outcomes.
In September, 2014 the NSW State Government announced guidelines with a view to strengthening communities and ensuring all NSW councils are "Fit for the Future". (FFTF). The proposed package includes a new Local Government Act to be phased in from 2016-17 that will focus on integrated planning and reporting; a new role for the NSW Auditor-General; a review of the rating system; a review of the regulatory burden on councils; a recognition that flexible structures should be available; legislative provision for Joint Organisations; and Financial Assistance Grants distribution.