2017 Media Releases
Willoughby on track to deliver key projects, improvements and services
28 March 2017
A six-month update of Willoughby Council’s 2016/17 Operational Plan shows Council is well on task to deliver key projects, business improvements and day to day services that will benefit, and are expected by local community.
The update, presented at last night’s Council meeting (Monday 27 March), forms part of Council’s overall Delivery Program 2013-17.
Highlights of the update include:
Projects and Capital Works
Council’s Projects and Capital Works program is 96.5 per cent on track to be delivered as planned, with 40 per cent of projects already complete. Projects and Capital Works projects include all major Council activities with allocated funding and defined start and end dates, with recently completed examples including the $500,000 worth of upgrades to Hallstrom Park Playground, Bicentennial Reserve and renewal of floodlights at the Bicentennial Netball Courts.
The introduction of Council’s Business Improvement Office has resulted in new and improved internal systems for prioritising and managing projects, to ensure community needs are being met on time, on budget, with a quality product. Business Improvement Projects completed or on track for completion currently sit at 87 percent.
Corporate Performance Indicators
Council uses Corporate Performance Indicators (CPIs) to measure progress against key services, with 92.3 per cent of CPIs are on track to be delivered as planned. This compares favourably to past results. At the same time last year (2015/16), 84.4 percent of measures were on track, with 77.2 per cent delivered at the end of the year.
“The positive momentum reported in the update affirms Council’s solid position and provides an optimistic outlook for the future of our community. Council’s focus on working smarter and project management is paying off. This is part of Council’s commitment to continue delivering for our community, while we navigate a potential time of change,” said Willoughby Mayor, Gail Giles-Gidney.
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