Business plans

All business plans open for public comment through formal submission are listed below.

Prior to entering into a major land transaction, a local government must first prepare a business plan, publically advertise the plan and invite submissions for a minimum period of six weeks.

The business plan must comply with the provisions of section 3.59 of the Local Government Act 1995 (the Act) and the Local Government (Functions and General) Regulations 1996. These provisions define what constitutes a major land transaction what should be included in a Business Plan and the process for submissions. 

A major land transaction is defined as being the acquisition, disposal or development of land to a value exceeding $10,000,000 or 10% of operating expenditure incurred by the local government in the last completed financial year. 

A business plan is required to assess the major land transaction and to include a number of details. These are set out under the Act as below. 
The business plan is to include an overall assessment of the major trading undertaking or major land transaction and is to include details of:

  • (a) its expected effect on the provision of facilities and services by the local government
  • (b) its expected effect on other persons providing facilities and services in the district 
  • (c) its expected financial effect on the local government 
  • (d) its expected effect on matters referred to in the local government’s current plan prepared under section 5.56 
  • (e) the ability of the local government to manage the undertaking or the performance of the transaction 
  • (f) any other matter prescribed for the purposes of this subsection. 

In accordance with these requirements, council will consider all submissions received prior to deciding whether to proceed with the proposed land transaction.

All business plans open for public comment through formal submission are listed below.

Prior to entering into a major land transaction, a local government must first prepare a business plan, publically advertise the plan and invite submissions for a minimum period of six weeks.

The business plan must comply with the provisions of section 3.59 of the Local Government Act 1995 (the Act) and the Local Government (Functions and General) Regulations 1996. These provisions define what constitutes a major land transaction what should be included in a Business Plan and the process for submissions. 

A major land transaction is defined as being the acquisition, disposal or development of land to a value exceeding $10,000,000 or 10% of operating expenditure incurred by the local government in the last completed financial year. 

A business plan is required to assess the major land transaction and to include a number of details. These are set out under the Act as below. 
The business plan is to include an overall assessment of the major trading undertaking or major land transaction and is to include details of:

  • (a) its expected effect on the provision of facilities and services by the local government
  • (b) its expected effect on other persons providing facilities and services in the district 
  • (c) its expected financial effect on the local government 
  • (d) its expected effect on matters referred to in the local government’s current plan prepared under section 5.56 
  • (e) the ability of the local government to manage the undertaking or the performance of the transaction 
  • (f) any other matter prescribed for the purposes of this subsection. 

In accordance with these requirements, council will consider all submissions received prior to deciding whether to proceed with the proposed land transaction.