As part of its legislative responsibilities under the Local Government Act 2009 and Local Government Regulation 2012, Council must adopt an annual Operational Plan. The Operational Plan sits between the Corporate Plan and the annual Budget. It outlines the way in which Council will progressively meet the strategic targets set in the Corporate Plan and defines the allocation of expenditure in the Budget.
As with the Corporate Plan, the Operational Plan establishes a set of milestones and key performance indicators to be met throughout the year. The CEO presents Council’s progress against these targets on a quarterly basis (s174(3) of the Local Government Regulation 2012).