Following a review process the State Government has introduced a series of reforms for NSW Local Government called Fit for the Future. These reforms are intended to provide communities across the State with confidence that councils are financially sound, operating efficiently and in a strong position to guide community growth and deliver quality services.
All Councils in NSW must submit a proposal to the State Government addressing criteria in the areas of scale, capacity and financial health. Wingecarribee Council is developing strategies to strengthen our operations and improve efficiencies. The early signs are that our current financials are in good shape. However, we still have a great deal of work before us.
Fit For the Future: What You Need to Know (PDF, 201kB)
Fit For the Future: Benchmarks (PDF, 189 kB)
In its 2015 Fit for the Future Improvement Proposal, Wingecarribee Shire Council committed to “undertake a comprehensive service review program to ensure that Council is delivering services in the most efficient and effective manner”.
Service Delivery Reviews will examine the delivery of existing services and assist with the development of options and/or strategies to enable Council to match resources in the most effective and appropriate way. A completed Service Delivery Review will provide Council with a tool to make informed strategic choices with respect to the delivery of Council services.
Council currently provides 30 broad services and 100 sub services or functions to the community. The details of each of these services can be found in the Delivery Program 2017-2021 and Operational Plan 2017/18 (Internal Link)
Service delivery review updates can be found at Updates
The Division of Local Government’s Local Government Reform - Promoting Better Practice is a review process that aims to improve the viability and sustainability of councils.
These reviews can act as a ‘health check’, giving the council confidence about what is being done and helping to focus attention on key priorities.
The process has a number of objectives: