Community Strategic Plan


Council's Community Strategic Plan outlines the long term vision and aspirations of the local community and Council.


Community Strategic Plan

The Community Strategic Plan was originally introduced alongside the Integrated Planning and Report Framework in 2011.

The first version of 'Lane Cove 2025' was produced after an extensive two year community consultation process and came into effect in 2013. Council then undertook a review of the Plan in 2018 to develop Liveable Lane Cove: 2035, a refined version of the plan which would guide Council and its community towards 2035.

In 2022, another comprehensive review of the community strategic plan was undertaken. More than 700 local residents participated in various community consultation opportunities, helping refine a number of goals, objectives and strategies contained within Liveable Lane Cove 2035.

As part of this process, Council developed the Delivery Program and Operational Plan which outlines specific strategies, actions and new initiatives to be undertaken by Council over the next 2-3 years to achieve the goals and objectives set out in Liveable Lane Cove: 2035. The Budget to support these strategies, actions and new initiatives is also included in the Delivery Program and Operational Plan.

Liveable Lane Cove; 2035 is comprised of goals, objectives and strategies across six (6) planning themes

  • Our Society
  • Our Built Environment
  • Our Natural Environment
  • Our Culture
  • Our Council and
  • Our Economy

As this is a community plan there may be strategies which involve Council to lobby and enter into dialogue with other levels of government, private enterprise, community organisations, educational institutions, non-government, religious organisations and neighbouring councils.

Integrated Planning and Reporting Framework

The Community Strategic Plan provides the framework for the preparation of Council’s Delivery Program, which incorporates the Operational Plan. The Delivery Program replaces the former Management Plan and outlines the actions Council will undertake to achieve its goals and how we will measure progress in attaining them.

The new framework also requires Council to adopt a resourcing strategy to plan for the actions in the Delivery Program. These resourcing strategies include a Long term Financial Plan, an Infrastructure Asset Management Plan and a Workforce Management Plan.

A diagram of the integrated planning and reporting framework  

End of Term Report

Council is required to report at the end of each Council term on the implementation of its Community Strategic Plan. This End of Term Report highlights the progress towards the goals outlined in the Community Strategic Plan as well as key achievements during the Council term.

Council's End of Term Report for the 2017-2021 period was received by Council at the Ordinary Council Meeting of 15 November 2021. In addition to this written report, Lane Cove Council produced an End of Term Video to document these achievements.

Annual Report

The Annual Report 2022/23 summarises the performance of Lane Cove Council for 2022/23 and provides information about how we are achieving the objectives of the Delivery Program and Community Strategic Plan.