Strategic Directions Report

Councils are required to undertake a periodic review of their development plans every five years.

To ensure that councils keep their development plans up-to-date and in line with the general policy expectations of the state government, councils are required to undertake a periodic review of their development plans every five years. This process requires councils to prepare a strategic directions report (formerly known as a Section 30 Development Plan Review).

Strategic directions reports involve broad community consultation and are often linked to the formation of strategic management plans pursuant to the Local Government Act. The main outcome sought from these reviews is to identify the program of development plan amendments needed to keep the development plan current, relevant and responsive to needs.

Due to the extent of strategic planning policy work the Council is undertaking, the Council received an exemption from the current strategic directions report process.