It is an exciting time at Toowoomba Regional Council as we continue to achieve the vision articulated in our 2014-19 Corporate Plan. The Plan will position the region to take advantage of the significant opportunities ahead and will establish the ideal development, cultural and economic conditions to support our projected population growth over the next 30 years.
Corporate Performance Management is directed by the principles of improvement which has seen enhancements across this financial year, and will be a guide towards the formal review of the Corporate Plan in 2016/17.
The Plan has been guided by our aspirations, mission, goals and values, a long-term vision for growth and a strong, diverse economy. The Plan, which identifies our goals, outcomes and strategic actions keeps us on track and ensures that we know where we have come from and where we are going.
The 2014/19 Corporate Plan was formed after an extensive public consultation and submissions review process, including consultation with the following stakeholder groups:
- Council’s Chief Executive Officer, management team and officers
- Representatives of business organisations
- Representatives from community, cultural, social service and education sectors
- Community organisations including cultural, heritage and environmental groups
- State government representatives.
During the 2016/17 financial year, Council undertook a review of the Corporate Plan and identified two new goals to guide and drive leadership on strategic matters in the future. The new goals include: Culture and Innovation and Technology. Approved by Council in May 2017, the new Corporate Goals will be implemented through the enactment of the 2017/18 Operational Plan.
In addition to seeking external consultation when developing targeted plans and the Corporate Plan, Council continually consults with the community on a broad range of areas including Council services, community well-being, infrastructure and the economic development of the region. This year, Council continued to engage with the community via face-to-face consultations and online channels such as the interactive online tool ‘Have Your Say’, designed to enable community members to share their thoughts on key Council projects.