The Integrated Planning and Reporting (IP&R) framework

The Integrated Planning and Reporting (IP&R) framework changed the way Councils in NSW planned, documented and reported on their plans for the future. The Framework came into practice in 2009 and many councils have refined the way they create and review these plans over the subsequent years. The following pages and links provide information on what the Framework involves and how to implement it.

In essence the IP&R Framework begins with the community’s, not councils, aspirations for a period of at least 10 years.  It includes a suite of integrated plans that set out a vision and goals and strategic actions to achieve them. It involves a reporting structure to communicate progress to council and the community as well as a structured timeline for review to ensure the goals and actions are still relevant.

In this section you will find more information on each of the documents and how they integrate, links to information about government priorities, how to work with your community to understand their aspirations, as well as review and reporting.

The key two guiding documents on IP&R are the Integrated Planning and Reporting Guidelines and Integrated Planning and Reporting Handbook.

If you have questions about the Framework please phone our team on (02) 4428 4100 or email