Fit for the Future

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The State Government has introduced a series of reforms for NSW Local Government called Fit for the Future. The focus is on making sure local councils demonstrate an ability to meet a series of strong financial and sustainability benchmarks by 2019-20.

The Office of Local Government have developed 7 criteria to help councils see if they are Fit for the Future, grouped under broader indicators of:

  • Sustainability
  • Efficiency
  • Scale and Capacity
  • Effective Infrastructure and Service Management

You may have heard some discussions around councils merging. Penrith Council has not been identified as
a council that will need to merge with neighbouring councils. However we are looking at working more strategically with Blue Mountains City Council and Hawkesbury City Council, so we can all be more efficient in our work and provide the best value for our communities.

By 30 June this year Penrith Council must make a submission to the Office of Local Government showing how we are Fit for the Future. This means reporting on which indicators we meet and which we don’t meet, and how we will improve our performance across all the criteria over the next 5 years.

Want more information about Fit for the Future and how it relates to Penrith CIty Council?

Read the fact sheet in our document library.

Have a question regarding Fit for the Future and how it relates to Penrith City Council?

See the Q & A section below.

Want to view and comment on Penrith Council’s Fit for the Future submission?

The submission will be available for public comment on the IPART website from 30 June to 31 July 2015.

The State Government has introduced a series of reforms for NSW Local Government called Fit for the Future. The focus is on making sure local councils demonstrate an ability to meet a series of strong financial and sustainability benchmarks by 2019-20.

The Office of Local Government have developed 7 criteria to help councils see if they are Fit for the Future, grouped under broader indicators of:

  • Sustainability
  • Efficiency
  • Scale and Capacity
  • Effective Infrastructure and Service Management

You may have heard some discussions around councils merging. Penrith Council has not been identified as
a council that will need to merge with neighbouring councils. However we are looking at working more strategically with Blue Mountains City Council and Hawkesbury City Council, so we can all be more efficient in our work and provide the best value for our communities.

By 30 June this year Penrith Council must make a submission to the Office of Local Government showing how we are Fit for the Future. This means reporting on which indicators we meet and which we don’t meet, and how we will improve our performance across all the criteria over the next 5 years.

Want more information about Fit for the Future and how it relates to Penrith CIty Council?

Read the fact sheet in our document library.

Have a question regarding Fit for the Future and how it relates to Penrith City Council?

See the Q & A section below.

Want to view and comment on Penrith Council’s Fit for the Future submission?

The submission will be available for public comment on the IPART website from 30 June to 31 July 2015.

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