Service Planning and Long Term Financial Planning (LTFP) is vital to assessing sustainbility of an effective and efficient Local Government Organisation

Financial sustainability continues to be challenging as Councils frame their budgets to counter the ongoing impacts of rate capping. Councils have to make choices about lowering service costs and capital investment.

Which Services, Which Projects – how does Council determine its priorities?

Service Planning

CT Management Group has a Service Planning process which provides a review of the range of services Council provides, defines the level of service provided and the cost of service; and then facilitates a review of the sustainability of this service mix over the life of Council’s Long Term Financial Plan.

Are the range of services provided by Council aligned to Councils strategic direction and is the level of service sustainable and affordable in the long term?

If changes are required how will Council make the comparative choices between services or decide to lower or increase a service level?

If so what are the financial implications of these decisions over the life of the current Long Term Financial Plan?

CT Management Group has developed a mechanism to assist your Council assess its services and capital priorities.

We can provide a Long Term Financial Planning product (LTFP) that will ensure Council has a viable and proactive financial strategy 20 years into the future.

Using our product your Council can manage its financial sustainability and ensure compliance with accounting standards; with the program highlighting funding needs and outlining financial scenarios.

Download our Service Planning Brochure

Long Term Financial Plan Product

The LTFP includes a dashboard analysis feature for testing scenarios and creating presentations to Executive Management and Council.

Download our Long Term Financial Plan Brochure

LTFP Output:
  • All financial statements out to 20 years.
  • 20-year capital works program with renewal upgrade, expansion and new standard projects.
  • Financial Sustainability Ratios
  • Model Budget Outputs
  • Capital Expenditure Summary Outputs by asset class, asset type including funding splits across funding sources

Linking to the Long Term Financial Planning product are the following financial planning tools:

Service Cost Evaluation Model (SCEM) – which assists Councils to define the range and level of service, prepare costed 10 year service plans and then examine the sustainability of current services provided at their current level, using the LTFP. This then enables Council to make comparative choices between services. Download our SCEM Brochure

Capital Works Evaluator Tool (CWE) – assists Councils prepare a 40year Capital Works Program and includes fully calculated and escalated whole of life costs, and interfaces with the LTFP. Download our CWE Brochure

CT Management Group can assist you with this planning package by providing experienced Local Government Associates to support you, during implementation and any upgrades.  We are focused on assisting Councils achieve their goals by providing solutions supported by our years of experience, specialist skills and knowledge.

CT Management Group also specialises in a number of other service areas:

  • Asset Management
  • Service Planning
  • Organisation Development
  • Financial Management
  • Contract & Project Management
  • Professional Placements

To arrange a demonstration of the features and benefits of our Service Planning and Financial tools or for any further information or assistance on any of our services, please contact CT Management Group on P: 1300 500 932 or via our Contact form below: