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The City of Swan produces an annual budget in accordance with the requirements of the Australian Accounting Standards, the Local Government Act and the Local Government (Financial Management) Regulations.

The Annual Budget allocated is consistent with the vision and objectives contained in the City's Strategic Community Plan.

Each year, the City of Swan produces an Annual Report that details the activities of the Council for the preceding financial year. The Report includes information on Council's operations as well as audit and performance statements. In terms of Council's operations, the Annual Report includes a broad range of information including the performance of the Council against the indicators in the Strategic Community Plan.

The Long Term Financial Plan (LTFP) is prepared annually and is aligned to the Strategic Community Plan and Corporate Business Plan.

The LTFP is an integral part of Council’s strategic planning process that is prepared based on a number of objectives and assumptions. It addresses the operating and capital needs placed on the City over the next ten years.

The City of Swan's Strategic Community Plan (SCP) is Council's principal strategy and planning document guiding the development of all other plans and activity that the City undertakes. It is a long term plan (10 years) outlining vision, aspirations and priorities, based on research and considering community input. It is a legislative requirement under Section 5.56 of the Local Government Act 1995 and ensures that we plan appropriately for the future of the Swan district.

The Strategic Community Plan outlines the vision for the City and identifies community wellbeing priority areas of focus over the next 10 years. Community wellbeing is broken into five key result areas:

  • Economic
  • Natural Environment
  • Built Environment
  • Social
  • Governance.

Within each of the key result areas are the following elements to give the overall blueprint for the City:

  • Vision – a descriptive statement of the future desired position for the City
  • Outcomes – the end result of why we are focusing on the key result area
  • Objectives – what we are trying to put in place and achieve
  • Strategies – high level statements about how we will achieve the objectives
  • Measures – specific data that will allow us to see how well we have implemented the Strategic Community Plan.

The strategic direction of the City is translated into services and projects that are delivered to our community through the Corporate Business Plan. This ensures strategic priorities are translated into real actions. The City’s Corporate Business Plan is reviewed annually and reported to community through the Annual Report.

The Strategic Community Plan was originally developed in 2012 and underwent a major review in 2016 to ensure that it remains relevant and reflective of community requirements.

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