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2016 - 2020 Strategic Management Plan

2016 - 2020 Strategic Management Plan

Pursuant to section 122 of the Local Government Act, the Council has an overarching four-year Strategic Management Plan to inform its asset management plans, capital works program, workforce development plan and annual business plans for the period 2016 - 2020.  The Plan also considers, and influences, other regional plans and strategies.

2016 - 2020 Strategic Management Plan (updated February 2018)(2649 kb)

Please note that this plan was adopted by the former Council - the new Community Vision Plan 2021 - 2025 is now undergoing community engagement.

The 2016 - 2020 Strategic Management Plan is divided into four themes and objectives, under which there are a range of strategies and high level specific actions/projects.  The themes and objectives for the district are:




A caring, healthy and resilient community.


A strong sense of civic pride and well maintained townships.


A prosperous and sustainable district.


Collaborative and respective relationships amongst community, Elected Members and Council staff.

Process to develop the 2016 - 2020 Strategic Management Plan

The process to develop the current Strategic Management Plan (2016 - 2020) included a two month period of community engagement in September and October 2015, which involved a survey, forums, the development of a number of aligned reports and the distribution of a flyer.  This process followed on from the completion of the Review Paper of the Coorong District Council Strategic Management Plan 2012 - 2016, which noted other relevant government-level plans and summarised key issues, challenges and opportunities known to the Council in mid-2015.  Following community engagement, a draft of the Strategic Management Plan was released for public comment for a period of six weeks resulting in a small number of submissions.  The submissions were considered by Council and the draft Plan was adopted with some minor alterations at the Council meeting held on 16 February 2016.

The Council undertook a process towards the end of the 2016/17 financial year that determined its performance in implementing the overaching Strategic Management Plan (SMP) for the period of February 2016 - July 2017 (includes the whole of the 2016/17 financial year and the first four months of operation of the 2016-2020 SMP). From this process, the associated tables and commentary was included in the 2016/17 Annual Report. On 20 February 2018, Council also considered and adopted minor amendments to the Strategic Management Plan to acknowledge some changes to Key Actions & High Level Projects/Programs.

Thank you

Council thanks everyone that contributed during the community engagement process and those that took time to write a submission and/or appear before Council.

Strategic Management Plan Public Forum, 25 September 2015 - Summary of Feedback Report(414 kb)

2016 - 2020 Strategic Management Plan - survey responses (collated)(4018 kb)

2016 - 2020 Strategic Management Plan - Meningie and Lakes Strategic Consultation Report(1031 kb)