Resourcing Our Future

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Resourcing Our Future – Have Your Say

The Council is committed to building a successful future for the Blue Mountains. To achieve this we have developed Six Strategies for Financial Sustainability that we are actively implementing to improve financial sustainability of the City. A key component of these strategies is engaging the community on how best we can achieve affordable and acceptable levels of service - given our financial challenges. Three OPTIONS for Resourcing Our Future have been developed for you to review and have your say on.

Please click here to view a summary overview of each of these

Resourcing Our Future – Have Your Say

The Council is committed to building a successful future for the Blue Mountains. To achieve this we have developed Six Strategies for Financial Sustainability that we are actively implementing to improve financial sustainability of the City. A key component of these strategies is engaging the community on how best we can achieve affordable and acceptable levels of service - given our financial challenges. Three OPTIONS for Resourcing Our Future have been developed for you to review and have your say on.

Please click here to view a summary overview of each of these options, as detailed in the brochure that is being sent to all ratepayers in mid August. A range of documentation is provided on this site in the Library to support community understanding and engagement on these proposed resourcing options, including:

  • Frequently Asked Questions document - click here
  • Information Sheet 1 A Better Blue Mountains - click here
  • Information Sheet 2 Your Environment Levy - click here and
  • Information Sheet 3 on the Council's Cost Saving, Efficiency and Revenue Initiatives click here

In addition, the Council is currently publically exhibiting the following documents (see News box below) which outline in detail the three alternative resourcing options and their impact on service levels:

We encourage you to review the documentation and tell us which resourcing options you prefer. You can do this by making an on-line SUBMISSION by going to the tab for Submissions (below) and filling in the electronic Submission or downloading a Public Submission form from the Supporting Information Libraries folder and following instructions.

Hard copies of documents may also be viewed at Katoomba Council Office and in all Council libraries (except Springwood, which will be closed during this period due to renovations).

To go directly to the on-line submission forn please click here and to Council's Rating Calculator here.

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  • Documents on Public Exhibition

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    Documents on Public Exhibition

    This Resourcing Strategy outlines the Council’s resourcing commitment to implementing the objectives and strategies within the community strategic plan, Sustainable Blue Mountains 2025, given available resources. Through the Resourcing Strategy, the Council sets out its delivery and financial capability over the next 10 years. This Strategy also outlines the Council’s major resourcing challenges and its Six Strategies for Financial Sustainability.

    The Resourcing Strategy 2014-2024 is comprised of five parts. The last three parts are integrated components of the strategy, which are legislatively required under the Local Government Act:

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    Documents on Public Exhibition

    This Resourcing Strategy outlines the Council’s resourcing commitment to implementing the objectives and strategies within the community strategic plan, Sustainable Blue Mountains 2025, given available resources. Through the Resourcing Strategy, the Council sets out its delivery and financial capability over the next 10 years. This Strategy also outlines the Council’s major resourcing challenges and its Six Strategies for Financial Sustainability.

    The Resourcing Strategy 2014-2024 is comprised of five parts. The last three parts are integrated components of the strategy, which are legislatively required under the Local Government Act:

    Part 1 - Overview
    Part 2 - City Context
    Part 3 - The Long-Term Financial Plan (LTFP) 
    Part 4 - The Asset Management Strategy and Policy (AMS&P)
    Part 5 - The Workforce Management Strategy (WMS)

    This Strategy also sets out the available resources supporting implementation of the Council’s four-year Delivery Program and annual Operational Plan.

    Significantly, this Resourcing Strategy 2014-2024 presents three different options for Resourcing Our Future to build a successful future for the Blue Mountains. A comprehensive program of community engagement on these three options, detailed within this Strategy, is planned for implementation in August and September 2014.

    The Service Dashboards: Summary Service and Asset Plans is a companion document to this Resourcing Strategy. It provides a snapshot at one point in time (June 2014), of each Council Service and how the three different Options for Resourcing Our Future impact on long-term service provision levels and capacity to maintain, renew and upgrade built assets.

    The interim and Supplementary Delivery Program - July 2014, is an updated version of last year's Delivery Program 2013-2017.  The revison of the Program is provided for the purpose of community engagement on "Resourcing Our Future'.  It has been developed in response to the resourcing strategies proposed in the Resourcing Strategy 2014-2024.

    The Delivery Program presents the Council's level of commitment in response to implementing the priorities and aspirations of the Blue Mountains community as expressed in teh City's community strategic plan - Sustainable Blue Mountians 2025.

    Note: please click the blue text links for documents to open or find in the online Library.

  • Rating Calculator

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    Please click this link to go to the Rating Calculator.

    The linked online calculator has been created to give ratepayers an estimate of the ordinary rates they can expect to pay for future rating years, under the three options proposed by Council.

    You will need your current land valuation which was supplied to you by the Department of Lands in January 2014 in a document titled "Notice of Land Valuation". You will also find this value displayed on your annual rates notice (issued in July 2014) along with your rating category.

    http://www.bmcc.nsw.gov.au/formserver/index.cfm/forms/rates-calculators/

    Please click this link to go to the Rating Calculator.

    The linked online calculator has been created to give ratepayers an estimate of the ordinary rates they can expect to pay for future rating years, under the three options proposed by Council.

    You will need your current land valuation which was supplied to you by the Department of Lands in January 2014 in a document titled "Notice of Land Valuation". You will also find this value displayed on your annual rates notice (issued in July 2014) along with your rating category.

    http://www.bmcc.nsw.gov.au/formserver/index.cfm/forms/rates-calculators/