Council's Plans 2015 - 2016

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“This is a budget and Operational Plan focussed on getting the fundamentals right, providing value for money and securing our future financial management,” Craig Swift-McNair, General Manager Port Macquarie-Hastings Council.

The 2015 - 2016 Draft One Year Operational Plan outlines all the activities, programs and capital works Council will undertake during the next financial year.

Total expenditure for next financial year is $214.7m which includes $100m on the ongoing operational costs, $105m on capital works projects and $9.7m on the cost of servicing ongoing debt. Rates and annual charges make up 49% of this funding, with a further 28% in grants and contributions.

The community are encouraged to review Council’s plans and budget and have a say on what Council will deliver on your behalf next financial year.

Fact Sheets about the Draft Operational Plan and Draft Fees and Charges - Ferry Fees will help clarify what's proposed and how it is funded.


The plans are on exhibition until Friday 1 May, 2015. All submissions will be collated and assessed in order to prepare a final report to Council in June.


“This is a budget and Operational Plan focussed on getting the fundamentals right, providing value for money and securing our future financial management,” Craig Swift-McNair, General Manager Port Macquarie-Hastings Council.

The 2015 - 2016 Draft One Year Operational Plan outlines all the activities, programs and capital works Council will undertake during the next financial year.

Total expenditure for next financial year is $214.7m which includes $100m on the ongoing operational costs, $105m on capital works projects and $9.7m on the cost of servicing ongoing debt. Rates and annual charges make up 49% of this funding, with a further 28% in grants and contributions.

The community are encouraged to review Council’s plans and budget and have a say on what Council will deliver on your behalf next financial year.

Fact Sheets about the Draft Operational Plan and Draft Fees and Charges - Ferry Fees will help clarify what's proposed and how it is funded.


The plans are on exhibition until Friday 1 May, 2015. All submissions will be collated and assessed in order to prepare a final report to Council in June.


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    Over recent years Council have sought feedback from the community and Councillors about how to present the complex level of detail required in the planning documents. 

    This has resulted in introduction of unique reference numbers for each line item, inclusion of graphs summarising the budget and shading of the capital works items to help them stand out. 

    Share your thoughts on the layout and information provided. What do you suggest to continue improving these documents?

    Over recent years Council have sought feedback from the community and Councillors about how to present the complex level of detail required in the planning documents. 

    This has resulted in introduction of unique reference numbers for each line item, inclusion of graphs summarising the budget and shading of the capital works items to help them stand out. 

    Share your thoughts on the layout and information provided. What do you suggest to continue improving these documents?

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    The draft Operational Plan and budget is developed over many months with consideration given to community priorities, meeting the objectives of the Councillor’s Delivery Program, scheduled rolling works and maintenance programs, capital works priorities and grant funding obligations - all matched against how much money is available. 

    The public exhibition period and the submissions received then form a vital part of this development process. 

    How do you feel Council should acknowledge submissions on the draft documents? Is it important to have a detailed explanation of the decision making process and how it relates to the suggestions for projects that you...

    The draft Operational Plan and budget is developed over many months with consideration given to community priorities, meeting the objectives of the Councillor’s Delivery Program, scheduled rolling works and maintenance programs, capital works priorities and grant funding obligations - all matched against how much money is available. 

    The public exhibition period and the submissions received then form a vital part of this development process. 

    How do you feel Council should acknowledge submissions on the draft documents? Is it important to have a detailed explanation of the decision making process and how it relates to the suggestions for projects that you might have?