At its last meeting, Liverpool Plains Shire Council (LPSC) adopted its 2019-20 Annual Report. The report is available on Council’s website here.
As part of its Integrated Planning and Reporting framework, Council is required under section 428 of the Act and clause 217 of the Regulation to prepare an Annual Report detailing its achievements in implementing its Delivery Program. The Annual Report contains a copy of Council’s audited Financial Reports and such information prescribed by the Regulation or the Office of Local Government’s Integrated Planning and Reporting Guidelines.
In 2019-2020, Council committed to delivering an ambitious program of works, projects and programs and despite the impact of COVID-19, close to 85% per cent of actions contained in the Operational Plan were either successfully delivered or are on track to being completed during 2020-2021.
This result is testament to the effort and energy of Council’s staff and volunteers, who work tirelessly to make the Liverpool Plains an even better place to live, work, invest and visit.
LPSC has remained firmly focussed on delivering positive outcomes for the community. In addition to delivering a $4.3 million Capital Works Program, Council has completed a series of grant-funded projects across the region, including improvements to the Currabubula Recreation Reserve, Quirindi Showground, Werris Creek Swimming Pool, and Spring Ridge Oval.
Through extensive engagement and consultation with the Shire community, Council completed a series of strategic documents to guide its long-term decision-making, including the Recreation Strategy, Arts and Culture Strategy and Waste Management Strategy. Council thanks all members of the community who participated in consultation activities to shape these strategies.
Establishing strong foundations for success is one of LPSC’s key priorities. Through working collaboratively across all levels of government, including with the NSW and Commonwealth Governments plus the Namoi Joint Organisation of Councils, Council has succeeded in progressing matters of local significance and securing the funding needed to improve local infrastructure.