The Strategic Community Plan is a forward-looking document that sets down a vision for the future of the local government area and outlines how the Shire and the community will achieve that vision in the next 10 years.
The Corporate Business Plan is an internal business planning tool that translates Council priorities into operations within the resources available. It represents the activation of the Pilbara Regional Council’s (PRC) Strategic Community Plan. The Strategic Community Plan articulates long term vision, aspirations, and strategic priorities of PRC’s key stakeholders; and the Corporate Business Plan is the enabling instrument.
The Local Government Act 1995 requires every council to adopt a code of conduct for observance by all Elected Members, Committees, Officers and delegates representing the council. It is the personal responsibility of council officials to comply with the standards in the code and regularly review their personal circumstances with this in mind. This Code is complementary to the principles adopted in the Local Government Act 1995 which incorporates four fundamentals that aim to result in:
The Code provides a guide and a basis of expectations for Elected Members and Officers. It encourages a commitment to ethical and professional behavior and outlines principles on which individual and collective Local Government responsibilities may be based. It should be read in conjunction with, and does not replace, the obligations set out in the Local Government Act 1995, any other Act or Regulation and the Council’s Standing Orders. The parties to this code agree to abide by its provisions at all times having regard to the declaration of office and Council policy.
This Disability Services Plan has been prepared by the Pilbara Regional Council to ensure that people with disabilities are included and can access and use facilities, services and functions provided by the PRC. This plan is to be reviewed biennially, at which time it may be amended and extended as new strategies are identified and priorities change. For the purposes of this Plan, the World Health Organisation’s definition of disability is utilised to define disability:
“Disability is a loss or reduction of functional ability which results from an impairment. An impairment is defined as an anatomical or functional abnormality or loss which may or may not result in a disability.”
The Plan includes:
Effective planning and control of a local government’s operations begins with the development of operational plans for achieving its organisational and financial objectives. The budget is a detailed financial plan for the coming year covering all aspects of a council’s operations, and should reflect the resources generated by way of revenue and the resources consumed by way of expenditure. The key objectives of budgeting in local government are:
The annual budget is a short term reflection of the local government’s plan for the future as outlined in the corporate business plans for that period. It represents, financially, the actions expected to be taken by the council in achieving its objectives.
The Pilbara Regional Council’s annual report provides information on the year’s achievements, organisational changes, financial statements and legal compliance.