Integrated Planning and Reporting Program and Budget 2022/23 - Adoption

Decision Maker: Council

Decision status: Recommendations Determined


It is resolved that:

(A)      Council note the Engagement Report for Sustainable Sydney 2030-2050 Continuing the Vision and Community Strategic Plan, as shown at Attachment G to the subject report;

(B)      Council note the submissions received from the community, and staff responses, on the exhibited suite of the Integrated Planning and Reporting documents as shown at Attachment F to the subject report;

(C)      Council endorse Sustainable Sydney 2030-2050 Continuing the Vision, as shown at Attachment A to the subject report;

(D)      Council endorse the Community Strategic Plan Delivering Sustainable Sydney 2030- 2050, as shown at Attachment B to the subject report;

(E)      Council adopt the 2022-2026 Delivery Program, as shown at Attachment C to the subject report;

(F)       Council adopt the Operational Plan 2022/23, as shown at Attachment D to the subject report and incorporate an amendment to the Covid-19 fee waiver category in the Fees and Charges section (at page 106) to include the following paragraph:

Venue hire, and insurance fees will be waived upon application under this category for community hire of community spaces, where a group resides in or provides services largely to communities in the City of Sydney. This includes incorporated associations and unincorporated associations whose membership base and purpose is within the City of Sydney Local Government Area.  Government agencies, political parties, and groups who do not reflect the Inclusion and Equity principles in the City of Sydney’s Community Strategic Plan and other City of Sydney plans such as our Reconciliation Action Plan and Inclusion (Disability) Plan are ineligible for this fee waiver.

(i)         Demonstrate Council’s commitment to proactively encourage increased use of its community venues by community groups (defined as incorporated associations and unincorporated associations whose membership base and purpose is within the City of Sydney Local Government Area) in 2022/23, including where possible through reducing hire paperwork, immediate booking over the phone or online, and expanded promotions targeting community groups; and

(ii)        Update the Council’s Community Recovery Plan to track fee-waived and discounted community hire in 2022/23 alongside other actions which are designed to support the community to recover from the pandemic as part of our quarterly Recovery Report; 

(G)      Council adopt the Resourcing Strategy 2022, including the draft Operating and Capital Budgets and future years' forward estimates, as shown at Attachment E to the subject report;

(H)      Council note that the 2022/23 budgets include:

(i)         Operating income of $651.1M, operating expenditure before depreciation of $530.1M for an Operating Result of $121.0M, and a Net Operating Surplus of $77.1M after allowing for interest income, depreciation and capital contributions;

(ii)        Capital Works expenditure of $202.1M; including a capital contingency of $10.0M;

(iii)      Plant and Assets net expenditure of $19.9M; including Information Technology Capital Works of $7.0M; and

(iv)      Net Property Acquisitions of $147.8M;

(I)        Council adopt Rating Structure 1, as exhibited within the Operational Plan 2022/23, which is incorporated within the base case of our financial schedules, and aligns to the Independent Pricing and Regulatory Tribunal’s final determination;

(J)       Council note the proposed changes to the fees and charges, as incorporated within the Operational Plan, and set out in Attachment H to the subject report;

(K)      Council approve additional funding for the Blackwattle Playground, Park on Lyons and Woolworths Façade Remediation capital works projects from the relevant asset renewal provisional capital budgets for 2022/23, as set out in the subject report;

(L)       authority be delegated to the Chief Executive Officer to approve any minor editorial and document design corrections prior to publication; and

(M)     Council amend Appendix 3 of the Operational Plan 2022/23– that is the ‘City Leisure Services: Fees and Charges 2022/23’ - and other relevant documents, so that there is no requirement to demonstrate that children are listed on a Medicare Card in order to access ‘Family’ entry.

The motion, as varied by consent was carried unanimously.


Report author: Christina Phillips

Publication date: 27/06/2022

Date of decision: 27/06/2022

Decided at meeting: 27/06/2022 - Council

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