Integrated planning and reporting

The integrated planning and reporting framework is an interconnected set of documents that allows us to sustainably plan for the future of our local government area.

Diagram of the integrated planning and reporting framework

Community Strategic Plan

The Community Strategic Plan is the highest level plan that a council will prepare. The purpose of the plan is to identify the community’s main priorities and aspirations for the future and to identify strategies for achieving these goals. A Community Strategic Plan must cover a minimum time frame of 10 years.

Community Strategic Plan 2036

Delivery Program (4 year plan)

The Delivery Program is a statement of how Council aims to achieve the outcomes developed by the community in the Community Strategic Plan. It is adopted for a four year period to coincide with the local government elections.  

Delivery Program 2022-26 incorporating the 22/23 Operational Plan 

Long Term Financial Plan 2023-2032

Council's Long Term Financial Plan is part of our Resourcing Strategy, helping to ensure the community's long term goals and objectives are met.

Long Term Financial Plan 2023-2032



Workforce Management Strategy

Council’s Workforce Management Strategy 2022-26 outlines our plan to develop and grow a workforce with capacity to inform and deliver the Council’s strategic direction.

This is a strategy that values fresh and innovative approaches to ensure effective and efficient service delivery that aligns with Council’s values of integrity, respect, teamwork, accountability and excellence.

Workforce Management Strategy

End of Term Report

The End of Term report is presented at the final meeting prior to the local government elections. The report details the progress that the outgoing Council has made towards implementing the community strategic plan during its term (4 years).

End of Term Report 2017-2021(PDF, 4MB)

The State of the Environment report sits alongside the End of Term report. It reports on the environmental measures identified in the Community Strategic Plan and identifies major environmental impacts and trends in the local area.

State of the Environment Report 2016(PDF, 15MB)

Annual Report

Each year, Council reports on its implementation of the delivery program and operational plan in its Annual Report.

The Cessnock City Annual Report is Council’s report to the community and stakeholders on its performance and achievements against the targets set out in its Delivery Program, Operational Plan and Budget. The annual report is one of the key points of accountability between a council and its community.

Current Annual Report

Previous years

Annual Report 2021-2022(PDF, 12MB)

Annual Report 2020-2021(PDF, 13MB)

Annual Report 2019-2020(PDF, 7MB)

Annual Report 2018-2019(PDF, 2MB)

Annual Report 2017-2018(PDF, 2MB)

Annual Report 2016-2017(PDF, 3MB)

Annual Report 2015-2016(PDF, 4MB)

Annual Report 2014-2015(PDF, 3MB)

Annual Report 2013-2014(PDF, 3MB)

Annual Report 2012-2013(PDF, 18MB)

Annual Report 2011-2012(PDF, 11MB)

Annual Report 2010-2011(PDF, 974KB)

Annual Report 2009-2010(PDF, 2MB)

Annual Report 2007-2008(PDF, 1MB)

Annual Report 2006-2007(PDF, 3MB)