The Mayor of Liverpool Plains Shire Council (LPSC), Councillor Andrew Hope, is advising community members that the LPSC 2016-17 Annual Report has just been released.
“I encourage interested parties to check out the report either via Council’s website here or via hard copy available at the Customer Service Desk at the Administration Centre, the Libraries in Werris Creek and Quirindi and the Visitors Information Centre in Willow Tree,” Councillor Hope said.
“The Annual Report is a key element of Council’s Integrated Planning and Reporting framework. It reports back to the community about our progress implementing the Delivery Program, progress towards achieving the Community Strategic Plan and it measures financial performance against the annual and longer-term budgets,” Councillor Hope said.
“The report outlines the communities vision for our Shire as well as Council’s corporate values. It provides a review of LPSC’s achievements and the challenges we’ve faced over the past 12 months as well as setting out our goals for 2017-18,” he said.
“It provides details of our organisational structure, policy, finance and strategy, the implementation of our delivery program, as well as reports on Environmental Services, Community Services, Economic Development and Technical Services plus financial statements,” he continued.
“Some of the highlights and major achievements for the past 12 months have been over $7.5 million spent maintaining and upgrading our rural, regional and urban road networks, completion of stage 1 of the outdoor interactive learning pathway at Eastside Childcare Centre, near completion of the $4.5 million Liverpool Range Emergency Services Precinct, the Quirindi Memorial clock tower refurbishment plus winning silver at the Regional Tourism Awards and achieving highly commended at the NSW Tourism Awards. Promotion and tourism continues to be a significant priority,” he said.
“Council’s focus remains ensuring the Liverpool Plains Shire achieves higher levels of growth and generates improved quality of life through expanded oportunities for economic and social development, within an environmentally and financially sustainable framework. We remain committed to continually improving financial viability and customer service while delivering outcomes for the community.
“I thank fellow Councillors, the General Manager and Directors and all staff for their efforts and dedication over the past 12 months and look forward to achieving more for our communities in coming years,” Councillor Hope concluded.