The Local Government Act 1993 (the Act) requires all councils to undertake long-term community and corporate planning and reporting activities using the Integrated Planning and Reporting (IP&R) framework.

The IP&R framework provides for the interrelationship between the Community Strategic Plan, Delivery Program, Resourcing Strategy and annual Operational plans. According to the framework, these documents are required to be reviewed and updated by the incoming Council following an ordinary Local Government election.

The Operational Plan is adopted before the beginning of each financial year and details the activities and actions to be undertaken by the council during the year to achieve the Delivery Program commitments. All plans, projects, activities, and funding allocations made by Council over its term must be directly linked to the Delivery Program and support the Community Strategic Plan.

On Tuesday 17 May 2022, Council endorsed the Draft Operational Plan 2022-2023 for public exhibition. We are now inviting the community to provide feedback on the Draft Operational Plan.

To have your say, please review the Draft Operational Plan and share any comments you have via Council's Your Say Parkes engagement platform.

Alternatively, you can send your comments via email to council@parkes.nsw.gov.au, or by mail to:

The General Manager, Parkes Shire Council PO Box 337 Parkes NSW 2870.

The public exhibition period will conclude close of business Tuesday 14 June 2022.

Council welcomes and encourages your feedback.