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Council Strategies

Community Engagement Strategy

The Georges River Council Community Engagement Strategy sets out our commitment to engagement with the community. It establishes guiding principles to ensure community engagement is purposeful, timely, genuine, inclusive and transparent.

Customer Service Strategy

Our intention is to provide our customers with excellent, responsive and appropriate service delivery. The purpose of this Strategy is to provide a framework for building and embedding successful, appropriate and sustainable customer service delivery across Council. It details the actions we will complete over the next 2 years to continuously improve our customers’ experience.

Create Georges River Cultural Strategy

Create Georges River articulates ideas and aspirations on developing and supporting arts and culture in the Georges River over the next ten years.

Disability Inclusion Action Plan

Our Disability Inclusion Acton Plan 2017-2021 outlines how Council will be more inclusive for all people throughout the Local Government Area, including improved access to facilities, events and activities.

Economic Development Strategy

Georges River’s Economic Development Strategy highlights and builds on the economic and competitive advantages of doing or having a business in Georges River. Our centres are some of the most accessible in Sydney. Kogarah, for example, was recently ranked as the 16th most accessible centre in Greater Sydney[1].

Enterprise Risk Management Strategy

The Georges River Council Risk Management Strategy sets out Council’s response to strategic risks, which are those things that can inhibit our organisations ability to achieve our strategic objectives.

The effective implementation of this strategy will ensure that Council has the capability to minimise the risk to services and maximise our capacity to achieve our strategic goals. It is recognised that, to
be effective, risk management must become part of Council’s integrated corporate strategy, and business plans and everyday activities rather than operating in isolation.

Libraries Georges River Library Strategy

Libraries 2030 is a document to guide the development of our public library services to 2030. The strategy is a framework for the policies we will make and the actions we will take over the next ten years to align what we do with what our community needs.

Property Asset Strategy and Business Plan

Council's Property Asset Strategy and Business Plan aligns Council's real assets to the Community Strategic Plan deliverables and manages the income generated from the property portfolio to secure the long term financial health of the organisation.

Events Strategy 2018 - 2020

The purpose of this Strategy is to define a framework for the strategic management of Council and community events for the greatest social, cultural, economic and environmental benefit to the Georges River community.

Resourcing Strategy 2019 - 2020

The Resourcing Strategy has been developed alongside our first-ever Community Strategic Plan, which is based on extensive community engagement during 2017. The Community Strategic Plan contains the community’s priorities and aspirations for the next 10 years, as well as the strategies for achieving these goals.

Open Space, Recreation and Community Facilities Strategy 2019 - 2036

This strategy provides high-level direction for community centres, libraries, open space, sport and recreation facilities, athletics and aquatic facilities in the Georges River area. The document is structured in three substantive parts.

Community Strategic Plan Engagement Strategy

The purpose of this strategy is to ensure that Council’s Community Strategic Plan is developed in collaboration with our community, and remains a relevant document that reflects the aspirations, needs and priorities of the community. It outlines the methods of engagement that will be used to ensure all members of the Georges River Community are provided with an opportunity to share their thoughts on the development of the Community Strategic Plan and its review every four years.

Kogarah Investment Attraction Strategy 

Building on Kogarah’s existing strengths and areas of specialisation which sets it apart from other health and education precincts, the draft strategy presents a fact-based narrative for Kogarah as a precinct for ‘Four R’s’. The Four R’s will act as the pillars to build the foundation of a Kogarah Health, Innovation and Education Precinct (HEIP).

Hurstville Place Strategy 

The Hurstville Place Strategy has been developed to provide a vision, priority projects and key actions to achieve the goal of Hurstville becoming the 'heart of the city'. The strategy outlines key projects that will transform Hurstville through innovative, economic, cultural and infrastructure improvement projects. 

Georges River 2050 Leading for Change

Georges River 2050 is about building a better future; amplifying strengths and unlocking opportunities. In 2050 the Georges River area will be an accessible, green, diverse and innovative place, community and economy. In 2050, Georges River is connected, naturally.

We know that the future presents significant challenges and we will need to strengthen the community’s ability to be resilient, adapt and thrive in response to global uncertainties, local shocks and stresses. This is particularly topical at the moment given the current pandemic, with local government grappling to respond rapidly to make changes to our operations to ensure we are still providing essential services to our community and helping our businesses to come out strong on the other side.

The 2050 vision reflects Council aspirations based on engagement undertaken on a variety of strategies and provides council leadership in response to a broader agenda and the big shifts needed for a more sustainable future.

This strategy is our commitment to the city that we will a positive leader for change, despite the challenges we are faced with at present and in the future.

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