Annual Plan, Council Plan & Budget

Annual Plan

The Annual Plan has been created to link the goals of the Council Plan with our overall planning and reporting framework.

The Annual Plan does not include all projects but a selection of priority projects and initiatives. It has been developed using the same pillars as the Council Plan 2017/2021 – Quality Community Infrastructure, Active & Engaged Communities, Sustainable Environment, Vibrant Economy and High Performing Organisation.

Annual Plan 2019-2020 – Final Adopted

Annual Plan 2019/20 March Quarter Update

Annual Plan 2019/20 – Quarter 2 Progress Update

Council Plan

The Council Plan 2017-2021 was developed following the election of the Council in October 2016. It sets out our goals and objectives for the four years of the current Council term and describes how we will review and evaluate our performance.

The Council Plan was developed following an extensive engagement process, including a series of Community Workshops, an Online OurSay forum, a Community Conference, Departmental Business Planning, Staff Development Workshops and Councillor Development Workshops.

Council identified five strategic objectives to create a strong alignment with the needs of the community.

  1. Active and Engaged Communities
  2. Quality Community Infrastructure
  3. Sustainable Environment
  4. Vibrant Economy
  5. High Performing Organisation

We are working towards delivering on projects contained in the Council Plan 2017-2021.


The Hepburn Shire Council Adopted Budget  2020-21 describes the revenue, expenditure and resources required to deliver the full range of our services, facilities and projects to the community.

The Budget links to the achievement of the Council Plan objectives within an overall planning framework. The framework guides the Council in identifying community needs and aspirations over the long term (10 Year Financial Plan), medium term (Council Plan) and short term (Annual Budget)

Previous Budgets

Budget 2019/20

Budget 2018/19

Budget 2017/18

Budget 2016/17

Budget 2015/16

Budget 2014/15

Budget 2013/14

Budget 2012/13

Budget 2011/12

Budget 2010/11


10 Year Financial Plan 2014-2024 and the Strategic Resource Plan 2016-2020

The four year Strategic Resource Plan 2016-2020 and 10 Year Financial Plan outline the financial and non-financial resources which are required to achieve the goals and objectives in our Council Plan.

The 10 Year Financial Plan 2014-2024 has been developed as a means to ensuring Council’s future financial sustainability. The plan helps to guide our financial decision making relating to long-term borrowing levels, use of financial reserves, rating strategy, capital investments and the provision of services.

The plan is reviewed annually as part of our annual Budget preparation.

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