Delivering services and infrastructure for the Inner West


Each year Council invites community feedback on our draft key strategic documents which outline the services and infrastructure we plan to deliver for the Inner West community and how we pay for these through our annual budget, and our long term financial plan.

The draft plans demonstrate how Council is working to achieve the community's vision as outlined in the Inner West Community Strategic Plan - Our Inner West 2036.

You are invited to view the draft plans and provide feedback by 19 May 2024. All feedback received will be reported to Council at the meeting on Tuesday 25 June 2024, when the draft plans are considered for adoption.


Watch a quick explainer video about the budget and major projects for 2024/25



What is in the draft plans?

Draft Delivery Program 2022-26 (year three)

The draft Delivery Program, Operational Plan and Budget sets out Council's services, planned activities, key projects and expenditure for the financial year 2024/25. It contains 162 actions and 132 measures. Council will track performance against the commitments through quarterly progress reports and the Annual Report.


The draft Fees & Charges for 2024/25 provide for a general increase of 4.1% unless otherwise stated in the Fees and Charges Change Log (download to view).


The draft Long Term Financial Plan (LTFP) sets out the ten year budget forecast, underlying assumptions, sensitivity analysis, financial modelling for possible scenarios and methods of monitoring financial performance.

The LTFP sets out two scenarios, both of which maintain current service levels:

  • Scenario 1 – Business as Usual, maintain existing service levels
  • Scenario 2 – Addresses the Infrastructure Asset Renewal Backlog

Key highlights in the recommended Scenario 1 include Council achieving a surplus for nine years, and key performance indicators including the Unrestricted Current Ratio, Debt Service Ratio and Infrastructure Backlog Ratio all exceeding their performance benchmarks for the full ten years.


Rates map Inner West 2024/25





Have your say

This consultation is closed.

You can provide feedback by:

  • Completing the form below
  • Emailing to kathryn.parker@innerwest.nsw.gov.au
  • Posting to c/o Kathryn Parker, Inner West Council, Po Box 14, Petersham NSW 2029
  • Calling us on 02 9392 5527

Other ways to provide feedback:

  • Call a FREE Interpreter or the National Relay Service, Monday to Friday between 9am-4pm and provide our phone number 02 9392 5527.
    • Free Interpreter call TIS National on 131 450
    • Voice relay call 1300 555 727
    • TTY call 133 677
    • SMS relay call 0423 677 767

The last day to provide feedback is Sunday, 19 May 2024.


This consultation is closed. Thank you to all those who provided feedback.


What happens next?

All feedback will be considered before the plans are reported to Council for adoption at the meeting on Tuesday 25 June 2024. Everyone who provides feedback will be notified of Council's decision.