The NSW Government has released its ‘Destination 2036’ Draft Action Plan, setting out a process for the further consideration of issues identified at the Destination 2036 summit held in Dubbo in August 2011.


The event was staged to discuss the future for the local government sector in the light of likely demographic, economic, technological and environmental change over the next 25 years.


The Draft Action Plan considers the 16 initiatives proposed, grouped in the five strategic directions for local government: Efficient and effective service delivery; Quality governance; Financial sustainability; Appropriate structures; and Strong relations. Initiatives that are likely to have legislative implications are to be considered for input into the proposed review of the Local Government Act 1993.


Some initiatives are also likely to be linked to the NSW Government’s State Plan – NSW 2021.


The Draft Action Plan was prepared by an Implementation Steering Committee comprising the Presidents of the Local Government Association of NSW, the Shires Association of NSW and Local Government Managers Australia (NSW) and the Chief Executive of the Division of Local Government, Department of Premier and Cabinet (DLG) as chair.


Comments on the Draft Action Plan are required by February 15.


The Draft Action Plan is available here.