Our plans for a sustainable, successful and resilient Blue Mountains 2035.

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Community Strategic Plan
Resourcing Strategy
Delivery Program and Operational Plan
Updating our planning documents

Community Strategic Plan

The Blue Mountains Community Strategic Plan 2035 is the highest level long-term plan for our City.

It reflects our vision, aspirations and priorities for the future and outlines how we will achieve these goals by working together. It maps our journey of:

  • Where are we now?
  • Where do we want to be in 10 years’ time?
  • How will we get there?
  • How will we know we’ve arrived?

The current plan was adopted in June 2017. It presents strategies for addressing the key challenge of how we can best foster social and economic wellbeing, while protecting and enhancing our World Heritage environment.

Importantly, implementation of the plan is the responsibility of all levels of government, non-government agencies, local organisations and the community. Only by working together will we achieve the best possible outcomes for the Blue Mountains. 

Resourcing Strategy

The Resourcing Strategy 2017-2027 supports our long-term resourcing commitment to implementing the objectives and strategies in our Community Strategic Plan. It outlines our 10-year finance, asset and workforce strategies within available resources, in three separate plans.

Long Term Financial Plan

The Long Term Financial Plan provides a 10-year view of costs associated with meeting the objectives and strategies in the Blue Mountains Community Strategic Plan 2035. 

Asset Management Strategy

The Asset Management Strategy outlines the condition of our assets, how we will meet our City's asset requirements over the next 10 years, and how we will manage asset risks within available resources. 

Workforce Management Strategy

The Workforce Management Strategy is about our people. It outlines our workforce plans to enable us to provide the range of services and facilities in the Blue Mountains Community Strategic Plan 2035.

Delivery Program and Operational Plan

Our Delivery Program sets out what Council will do over the next four years to reach the long-term vision and objectives in our Blue Mountains Community Strategic Plan 2035. It includes:

  • Descriptions of all services delivered by Council
  • Actions with timelines so that we know where we are going
  • Financial resources required to get us there
  • Targets and performance measures so that we know we are on track.

The annual Operational Plan provides more detail about what projects we are prioritising for each year of the Delivery Program.

Download the Delivery Program 2017-2022 and Operational Plan 2021-2022

Updating our Integrated Planning Documents

Every four years, with each new council term, the Council must review and update its Integrated Planning documents. These documents contain our community's vision and priorities for the future, as well as Council’s commitment to deliver on its responsibilities for building a sustainable and successful Blue Mountains.

Over the past two years we have consulted with the community several times to develop these plans. We want you to know that we have listened to you, and these plans include the vision and priorities you have laid out for the future of Blue Mountains.

There are four documents currently on Public Exhibition from Friday 29 April to Thursday 26 May 2022:

  1. Draft Community Strategic Plan: Sustainable Blue Mountains 2035
  2. Draft Resourcing Strategy 2022-2032
  3. Draft Delivery Program 2022-2026 incorporating the Annual Operational Plan 2022-2023
  4. Draft Fees and Charges 2022-2023

Our community and stakeholders are invited review the draft documents and provide their feedback by Thursday 26 May 2022 on the Integrated Planning Have Your Say webpage.


Community Strategic Plan


Resourcing Strategy 2017-2027