Toowoomba Regional Council’s new Corporate Plan will attempt to balance environmental concerns with a rapidly growing population and a booming local economy (Photo: Wikipedia)
Toowoomba Mayor Cr Geoff McDonald launching TRC’s new corporate plan (Photo: TRC)

November 16, 2023

Toowoomba Regional Council (TRC) has adopted a new Corporate Plan to set its overall strategies for the next five years.

The Corporate Plan 2024-29 was developed through workshops, surveys and community feedback which incorporated residents’ views and aspirations.

Toowoomba Mayor Geoff McDonald said the new document would set TRC’s strategic vision, along with performance indicators to measure progress.

“This is an important guiding document for Council which outlines how we plan to support a safe, healthy and engaged region,” Mayor McDonald said.

“This vision will offer guidance for Council’s priorities in the next five years and how we will balance our aspirations as the region continues to grow with the organisation’s financial capacity.”

The new Corporate Plan will provide direction for the Council and guide decision-making and resource allocations.

Strategic actions identified in the Corporate Plan will also form the basis of the Council’s annual Operational and Financial Plans.

Mayor McDonald said feedback from residents had been very helpful in providing a clear understanding of key community issues.

Other work involved in developing the document included a review of existing Council policies, strategies and plans; a review of the previous Corporate Plan; and the Council’s long-term financial forecast.

Mayor McDonald said the review identified four focus areas and related key priorities for the life of the new Corporate Plan covering People, Place, Prosperity and Performance, with a sustainability focus across the board.

Among other goals, the Corporate Plan will encourage the Council to pursue options for a “greener” Toowoomba region; investigate setting TRC carbon emission reduction targets; and proactively pursue opportunities presented by the 2032 Olympics.


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