Strategies and Plans

Planning For The Future of Our Community

All Councils in NSW are required to work under the Integrated Planning and Reporting Framework. Under this framework, all Councils are required to deliver a suite of strategic documents that supports a holistic approach to planning for the future. The framework consists of a long term Community Strategic Plan, a 4 year Delivery Program and annual Operational Plan and budget – all informed by a long term Resourcing Strategy. Integral to the framework is ongoing engagement, monitoring and review, and regular reporting on our progress towards achieving the goals and aspirations of the community.


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Community Strategic Plan

Our Community Strategic Plan outlines the community’s aspirations and long-term vision for the Sutherland Shire and has been prepared by Council in collaboration with, and on behalf of residents, businesses, all levels of government and local agencies, to help build a vibrant and sustainable future for the local community.

Download the Community Strategic Plan to see what our community is aiming for.

Delivery Program and Operational Plan 

The four-year Delivery Program (2017-2021) and annual Operational Plan and budget for 2017-2018 set out the key deliverables and actions Council will undertake across the six key outcomes areas that form the framework of our Community Strategic Plan. 

Download the Delivery Program 2017-2021 and Operation Plan 2017-2018.

Delivery Program: Progress Reports

Take a look at what we’ve achieved in the last 6 months to meet the objectives you told us were important for our community through our Community and Operational Plans.

Delivery Program and Operational Plan 2017-2018 – Progress Report July-Dec 2017 (pdf)

Delivery Program and Operational Plan 2017-2018 - Progress Report July-Dec 2017 (video)

Resourcing Strategy

The Community Strategic Plan, Delivery Program and Operational Plan are supported by the Resourcing Strategy 2017-2027 (consisting of a Long Term Financial Plan, Workforce Strategy and Asset Management Strategy) that outlines the provision of available resources to implement the activities contained in the Delivery and Operational Plan.

Download the Asset Management Strategy

Download the Financial Plan

Download the Resourcing Strategy

Download the Workforce Strategy Plan

Other Strategies and Plans

Crime Prevention Plan 

The  Sutherland Shire Community Crime Prevention Plan 2018-2021 was endorsed by Council on 19 June 2017. This a multi-agency Plan that provides various strategies to reduce graffiti and domestic violence related offences over the next four years. These priority offences were selected following analysis of recent crime data in Sutherland Shire, and in consultation with the NSW Police Force and local business and community sector stakeholders, including the Sutherland Shire Chamber of Commerce and Sutherland Shire Domestic Violence Committee.  

Download the accessible pdf Crime Prevention Plan

Download the accessible word document Crime Prevention Plan

Disability Inclusion Action Plan

Sutherland Shire Council’s Disability Inclusion Action Plan 2017-2021 was created in consultation with community disability services in accordance with the NSW Disability Inclusion Act 2014. Its aim is to improve the lives of people with disability and moves us closer to a fully inclusive society for all.

Sutherland Shire Council is committed to protecting the rights of people with disability and in promoting the value of diversity and inclusion across the community.

Download the accessible pdf Disability Inclusion Action Plan

Download the accessible word document Disability Inclusion Action Plan

    Environment and Sustainability Strategy

    Addresses the environmental aspects of the Community Strategic Plan.

    This strategy draws together council's activities from across the organisation that contribute to sustainability. The Shire must be managed sustainably and the purpose of this document is to bring together the environment and sustainability directions that will help achieve this.

    Environment and Sustainability Strategy


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    Enquiries can be directed to Community and Strategy Unit on 9710 0524 or

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