Council's key strategic documents 2020 to 2030

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At its meeting on Tuesday 9 June 2020 Council endorsed the public exhibition of the draft Revised Delivery Program 2018-22 and combined Operational Plan and Budget 2020-21, draft Fees and Charges FY2020-21, and the updated Long Term Financial Plan 2020-30.

View the Council report (Item number 1)


About these documents

The draft documents outline Council’s planned services, key project and budgets, including fees and charges for the next financial year and beyond.

The documents also show how these actions work towards the community vision in Our Inner West 2036 – the Inner West Community Strategic Plan. The plan was




At its meeting on Tuesday 9 June 2020 Council endorsed the public exhibition of the draft Revised Delivery Program 2018-22 and combined Operational Plan and Budget 2020-21, draft Fees and Charges FY2020-21, and the updated Long Term Financial Plan 2020-30.

View the Council report (Item number 1)


About these documents

The draft documents outline Council’s planned services, key project and budgets, including fees and charges for the next financial year and beyond.

The documents also show how these actions work towards the community vision in Our Inner West 2036 – the Inner West Community Strategic Plan. The plan was developed in 2018 after considerable input from the community.


View the draft documents

Revised Delivery Program, draft Operational Plan and Budget 2020-21 pdf

Draft Fees and Charges 2020-21 pdf

Fees and Charges change log pdf

Draft Updated Long Term Financial Plan 2020-30 pdf


View the rating category maps

Inner West Council pdf

Former Ashfield pdf

Former Leichhardt pdf

Former Marrickville pdf


Have your say

You are invited to provide feedback on the draft strategic documents by completing the feedback form.

Last day to provide feedback is 5pm Tuesday, 7 July 2020


What happens next?

All feedback on the documents will be considered before finalising the drafts. Council will consider the final drafts at its meeting on Tuesday, 21 July 2020 and decide whether to adopt them.



  • Key strategic documents adopted by Council

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    31 July, 2020

    At its meeting on July 28 2020, Council considered a post exhibition report and resolved to:

    1. Adopt the combined IWC Delivery Program 2018-22, Operational Plan 2020/21 and Budget 2020/21, the IWC Fees and Charges 2020/21, and IWC Long Term Financial Plan 2020-30;

    2. Make and levy the Rates and Charges for 2020/21 from August 2020, as contained in the Delivery Program and Operational Plan;

    3. Continue to develop a consistent Inner West Council rating structure by July 2021, as required by the NSW Government;

    4. Adopt the rates of interest as the interest rate to apply on outstanding rates, in accordance with section 566(3) of the Local Government Act 1993:

    • 1 July to 31 December 2020 - 0.0%; and
    • 1 January to 30 June 2021 - 7.0%.

    5. Quarantine the savings from the cancelled Dulwich Hill, Summer Hill and Marrickville Festivals, totalling $138,000, notionally to be used for economic development;

    6. Write to Transport for NSW seeking a matching contribution towards this economic development fund in order to support local economies affected by Transport for NSW construction projects. This would include suburbs across the Inner West LGA including Haberfield, Tempe, St Peters, Marrickville, Newtown, Leichhardt and the Balmain peninsula;

    7. Pending the agreement of Transport for NSW, consult with the Chambers of Commerce and the Economic Recovery Taskforce on how the combined funds can be used immediately to support local businesses;

    8. Write to the relevant state MPs, including the Members for Balmain, Heffron, Newtown, Strathfield and Summer Hill asking for their support, inviting their participation in any subsequent meetings and request they lobby the government to back this proposal; and

    9. Notes the supplementary report (Item 20) providing particular advice requested in relation to the budget, and that with respect 'Initiatives' identified by staff to correspond with 'Strategies' 1.1.4 and 2.4.1, that these be included in the adopted budget.

    For more information read item five in Council report and view the meeting minutes.

  • What we heard

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    27 July, 2020

    Did you provide feedback on Council's key strategic documents? Read the Engagement Outcomes Report. to find out more about what we heard from the community.

    This report will be considered by Council at its meeting on Tuesday 28 July. For more information visit the Council meetings page and view the agenda.