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Barkly Regional Council annual report 2018-2019



Barkly Regional Council annual report 2018-2019

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Annual report 2018-2019


Barkly Regional Council


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Barkly Regional Council

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Tennant Creek


Barkly Regional Council annual report; Annual Report


2018 - 2019

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Barkly Shire Council annual report

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Barkly Regional Council



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The work of Barkly Regional Council is carried out in a cross-cultural atmosphere that can represent a major challenge to achieve a shared and strategic vision. Acceptance and achievement of this vision is gradually occurring, especially on remote communities where it is imperative that the needs of those communities and residents are correctly identified and met. The large geographical size of the Council footprint, differing priorities of the various stakeholders, the tyranny of distance and difficulties in retaining staff have also contributed to operational and strategic challenges. Council set out in its 2018-2019 Regional Plan a chart of non-financial objectives and measures linked to Councils Strategic Plan. In order to measure progress across all goals, outcomes and measures, Barkly Regional Council has used a ratings system that quickly shows progress across our non-financial commitments in 2018-2019. Strategic Planning Assessment GOAL 1: Become the employer of choice in the Barkly Objectives Actions/ Key Performance Indicators How Target Date Status 1.1 Reduce staff turnover by 10% per department Action 1. Introduce two new staff initiatives. Initiatives introduced December 2018 and June 2019 Action 2. Conduct bi-annual staff reviews. Bi-annual reviews set December 2018 and June 2019 Action 3. Introduce individual training programs. Training programs set December 2018 Action 4. Implement the new Enterprise Bargaining Agreement (EBA). EBA implemented November 2018 Awaiting Fair Work approval 1.2 Develop a workforce plan Action 1. Workforce plan to be completed. Number of internal consultations December 2018 1.3 Improve staff engagement and morale Action 1. Introduce two new staff initiatives to improve staff engagement. Two new staff initiatives introduced September 2018 and February 2019 As per Objective 1.1 Action 1 Action 2. Implement an employee of the month program. Program implemented September 2018 Withdrew based on employee feedback STRATEGIC RATING KEY Achieved completely or almost completed Partially achieved (ongoing) Not achieved or very little achieved 13Barkly Regional Council