This manual from the Australian Centre of Excellence for Local Government (ACELG) provides practical assistance to all rural-remote and Indigenous (RRI) councils in Australia looking to adopt integrated long-term planning processes.
The publication, Integrated Long-Term Planning: An Information and Resource Manual for Rural-Remote and Indigenous Councils, will help RRI councils capture the benefits of this contemporary approach to local-level planning for their communities and organisations.
Although targeted at RRI councils, ACELG hopes that the resource will be useful for non-RRI councils also.
Some review comments on the draft Manual:
“The [Manual] will be a valuable addition to the body of work and capacity building resources on long-term strategic, operational and workforce planning for local governments in general and RRI councils in particular.”
“The challenges which RRI councils themselves face in developing and implementing ILTP frameworks and their component plans cannot be underestimated.”
The Manual presents key resources for considering an integrated long-term planning (ITLP) approach, including:
- up-to-date foundation principles about ITLP with time-saving research and examples of community planning goals, strategies and indicators, plus a comparative table of council planning requirements from all jurisdictions
- case studies from councils using an ILTP approach such as Roper Gulf Shire Council (NT), Wentworth Shire Council (NSW), Shire of Exmouth (WA) and others in Queensland and South Australia
- practical templates for developing a community plan, a council or corporate plan, and a community engagement plan
- an inventory of current Australian local government ILTP resources developed by state and territory governments and representative organisations - all with active web-links.