Reports & Publications

The Shire of Gingin has developed a number of documents which assist the day-to-day delivery of projects and services for the community. They also help us set goals and plans for the future which are informed by community input, and are prioritised and subject to resource planning. 

Annual Reports

Under the Local Government Act 1995 every local government in Western Australia is required to produce an Annual Report. 

The Shire of Gingin's Annual Reports provide an overview of the Shire's key projects delivered for the past financial year in addition to the progress against the outcomes and strategies identified in the Shire's Corporate Business Plan. The Annual Report also contains a detailed financial report for the past 12 months. 

Annual Report 2022-2023

Annual Report 2021-2022

Annual Report 2020-2021

Annual Report 2019-2020

Annual Report 2018-2019

Annual Report 2017-2018

Annual Report 2016-2017

Annual Report 2015-2016

Annual Report 2014-2015

Annual Report 2013-2014

Annual Report 2012-2013

Annual Report 2011-2012

Audit Reports

Under the Local Government Act 1995 the Shire is required to prepare a report addressing any matters identified as significant by the Auditor in the Shire's annual Audit Report (submitted as part of the Financial Report included in the Shire's Annual Report).

The Audit Report states what action the Shire has taken, or intends to take, with respect to each of these matters. A copy of that response is then provided to the Minister for Local Government within three months after the Audit Report is received by the Shire.

Audit Report 2021-2022

Audited Financial Report 2021-2022

Integrated Planning & Reporting Framework (IPR Suite)

Integrated planning and reporting gives local governments a framework for establishing local priorities to link to operational functions. This suite of documents is the Shire's most important set of planning documents as they guide Council and Community for the delivery of short, medium and long term service and project outputs. They are informed by many other important documents specifically focusing on deliverables within the Shire's operations. 

Three major parties are involved in the development of an integrated plan: Shire administration, Council, and the community.

The Local Government (Administration) Regulations 1996 require the Shire to adopt a Strategic Community Plan and a Corporate Business Plan.

A successful integrated planning and reporting process will deliver the following outcomes:

  • A Strategic Community Plan that clearly links the community's aspirations with Council's vision and long term outputs;
  • A Corporate Business Plan that integrates resourcing and specific Council plans to outlining services and projects over a 4-year period.
  • A clearly stated vision for the future viability of the Shire.

The framework:

  • Recognises that planning for a local government is holistic in nature;
  • Builds organisational and resource capability to meet community need;
  • Optimises success by understanding the integration and interdependencies between the components; and
  • Emphasises performance monitoring so that local governments can adapt and respond to changes in community needs and the business environment.

The framework and guidelines provide a process to:

  • Ensure community input is explicitly and reliably generated;
  • Provide the capacity for location-specific planning where appropriate;
  • Update long term objectives with these inputs;
  • Identify the resourcing required to deliver long-term objectives; and
  • Clearly convey long term financial implications and strategies.

Strategic Community Plan

Corporate Business Plan

Annual Budget

Annual Report (see Annual Reports section above)

Further Information

As part of the major review of the Strategic Community Plan undertaken in 2021, the Shire has produced a series of videos and infographics which explain how these plans work and how they integrate with each other and various informing documents the Shire utilises. 

Integrated Planning Series Episode 1 - Strategic Community Plan

Fact Sheet 1 - Strategic Community Plan

Integrated Planning Series Episode 2 - Asset Management Plan

Fact Sheet 2 - Asset Management Plan

Integrated Planning Series Episode 3 - Long Term Financial Plan

Fact Sheet 3 - Long Term Financial Plan

Integrated Planning Series Episode 4 - Workforce Plan

Fact Sheet 4 - Workforce Plan

Resident Satisfaction Survey

The Shire of Gingin invites our community members to participate in our Resident Satisfaction Survey approximately every two years.

By completing this survey, community members provide valuable insight for Council into what matters most to the community at that point in time. It lets Council know what the Shire is doing well and what areas need improvement.

Information the community provides in this survey also helps to inform elected members as to the strategic direction you would like to see Council take, and what you believe Council should focus on in regards to infrastructure improvements and Shire services.

The survey is open to all adult residents and ratepayers living in the Shire of Gingin.

The Shire is currently undertaking the 2023 Resident Perception Survey. Results of the survey should be available in September 2023

Survey Results Reports

Resident Perception Survey 2023

Resident Satisfaction Survey 2020

Community Perception Survey 2018

Community Perception Survey Report 2016


Contact the Coordinator Corporate Planning on 08) 9575 5100

Other Reports & Publications

Age Friendly Community Plan

Code of Conduct

Council Agendas & Minutes

Council Registers

Cultural Heritage Management Plan

Customer Service Charter

Disability Access & Inclusion Plan

Information Statement (Freedom of Information)

Local Laws

Municipal Heritage Inventory

Planning Policies

Policy Manual

Public Health Plan

Reconciliation Action Plan

Supply of Goods & Services Under Purchase Order

Youth Strategy


If you can't find the document you are looking for above then please contact the Shire on (08) 9575 5100