Planning for the future

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Did you want to know...

  • what our community and Council wants to achieve in the long-term?
  • how Council plans to spend $288 million in the next 12 months?
  • about the work Council is planning in your area for 2022-2023?
  • what you could be charged to hire a hall in 2022-2023?

If you want to be part of shaping our future, now is the time as we plan for 2022/23 and beyond. Throughout May we are asking the community to share their thoughts about the newly elected Council's plans to work towards the community's vision to be the "most sustainable, liveable and innovative place in Australia" as outlined in Community Strategic Plan: Imagine2050.

We have faced many challenges in recent years, including bushfires, floods, and Covid shutdowns. Now it's time to plan, build, repair and connect as we build a resilient future for our growing community.

  • You told us you wanted more money spent on roads: 43% of the coming year's operational budget will be spent on roads and transport.
  • You told us times were tough: the 2022/23 budget is based on Ordinary and Special Rates being retained at the current 2021-22 level.
  • You told us you were concerned our infrastructure keeping pace with our growing community: so we have committed 32% of the budget to our water supply and sewerage services, 11% to parks and recreation.

Council is making a serious commitment to the future and we have made some significant budget adjustments to deliver these plans. In 2022/23 our projected revenue is $256.3 million and our expenditure is $288.9 million. We will be drawing on reserves to make up the shortfall and to minimise the impact on our community.

And now we look to the community and ask - We have got it right? And what have we missed?

To learn more and provide your valuable feedback, we have the following documents on public exhibition:-

Rates: The Long Term Financial Plan has been prepared to reflect a 'rates freeze' from 1 July 2022 to 30 June 2025 as per the Council Resolution of 16 February 2022. The impact of the rates freeze has been outlined in the Council Report, available in the Document Library to the right (or below if viewing this page on a mobile device).

Town Centre Master Plan Business Rate (Port Macquarie): the draft 2022-2023 Operational Plan and ongoing Long Term Financial Plan have been developed with the removal of this component of the Port Macquarie CBD business rate. The impacts of this been outlined in the Council Report. Given the specific nature of the Town Centre Master Plan changes, we have some additional engagement opportunities for you to share your feedback. Please visit haveyoursay.pmhc.nsw.gov.au/tcmp to learn more.

Now it's time to have your say.

How to provide your feedback

  • complete the relevant sections of the submission form below (you can answer as many or as few questions as you like), or
  • via email to council@pmhc.nsw.gov.au with the subject heading "Integrated Planning and Reporting submissions 2022", or
  • Mail to: Chief Executive Officer, Port Macquarie Hastings Council, PO Box 84, Port Macquarie NSW 2444

Consultation closes Friday 3 June 2022.

Council is required to undertake these corporate planning and reporting activities in accordance with the Local Government Act 1993, the Local Government (General) Regulation 2021, and the NSW Government’s Integrated Planning and Reporting Guidelines and Handbook 2021.

Did you want to know...

  • what our community and Council wants to achieve in the long-term?
  • how Council plans to spend $288 million in the next 12 months?
  • about the work Council is planning in your area for 2022-2023?
  • what you could be charged to hire a hall in 2022-2023?

If you want to be part of shaping our future, now is the time as we plan for 2022/23 and beyond. Throughout May we are asking the community to share their thoughts about the newly elected Council's plans to work towards the community's vision to be the "most sustainable, liveable and innovative place in Australia" as outlined in Community Strategic Plan: Imagine2050.

We have faced many challenges in recent years, including bushfires, floods, and Covid shutdowns. Now it's time to plan, build, repair and connect as we build a resilient future for our growing community.

  • You told us you wanted more money spent on roads: 43% of the coming year's operational budget will be spent on roads and transport.
  • You told us times were tough: the 2022/23 budget is based on Ordinary and Special Rates being retained at the current 2021-22 level.
  • You told us you were concerned our infrastructure keeping pace with our growing community: so we have committed 32% of the budget to our water supply and sewerage services, 11% to parks and recreation.

Council is making a serious commitment to the future and we have made some significant budget adjustments to deliver these plans. In 2022/23 our projected revenue is $256.3 million and our expenditure is $288.9 million. We will be drawing on reserves to make up the shortfall and to minimise the impact on our community.

And now we look to the community and ask - We have got it right? And what have we missed?

To learn more and provide your valuable feedback, we have the following documents on public exhibition:-

Rates: The Long Term Financial Plan has been prepared to reflect a 'rates freeze' from 1 July 2022 to 30 June 2025 as per the Council Resolution of 16 February 2022. The impact of the rates freeze has been outlined in the Council Report, available in the Document Library to the right (or below if viewing this page on a mobile device).

Town Centre Master Plan Business Rate (Port Macquarie): the draft 2022-2023 Operational Plan and ongoing Long Term Financial Plan have been developed with the removal of this component of the Port Macquarie CBD business rate. The impacts of this been outlined in the Council Report. Given the specific nature of the Town Centre Master Plan changes, we have some additional engagement opportunities for you to share your feedback. Please visit haveyoursay.pmhc.nsw.gov.au/tcmp to learn more.

Now it's time to have your say.

How to provide your feedback

  • complete the relevant sections of the submission form below (you can answer as many or as few questions as you like), or
  • via email to council@pmhc.nsw.gov.au with the subject heading "Integrated Planning and Reporting submissions 2022", or
  • Mail to: Chief Executive Officer, Port Macquarie Hastings Council, PO Box 84, Port Macquarie NSW 2444

Consultation closes Friday 3 June 2022.

Council is required to undertake these corporate planning and reporting activities in accordance with the Local Government Act 1993, the Local Government (General) Regulation 2021, and the NSW Government’s Integrated Planning and Reporting Guidelines and Handbook 2021.

Page last updated: 27 May 2022, 12:27 PM