Reports & Publications

The Shire of Gingin has developed many documents which assist it in the day to day delivery of our services to the community and they also help us set out goals and plans for the future based on community feedback and supplemented by rational and 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 focus on reporting on 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. 

We hope that each Annual Report portrays the sheer amount of hard work our Council and Shire staff exert annually in our tireless attempt to serve our many community’s interests.

We would also like to thank the Shire of Gingin community for its ongoing support throughout the years and we encourage residents and ratepayers to contact the administration should you have any queries and concerns. We will continue to work to the best of our ability to assist, resolve or at least provide answers to issues raised. We are an organisation that continually looks to improve its processes and provide open and transparent local government leadership. 

We also strive to meet the community's vision set as per the Shire's Strategic Community Plan - "We are a welcoming and progressive community that celebrates its diversity and unique rural and coastal environment.”

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 is to state what action the local government 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, Heritage, Culture and the Arts within three months after the Audit Report is received by the local government. 

Audit Report 2019/2020

Integrated Planning & Reporting Framework (IPR Suite)

Integrated planning and reporting gives local governments a framework for establishing local priorities and to link this information to operational functions. This suite of documents is the Shire's most important set of operating documents as they guide Council and Community in both the near and distant future and they are informed by many other important documents which are more specifically focused on certain deliverables within the Shire's services. 

Three major parties are involved in the development of an integrated plan: the local government administration, the Council and the community. Each party has a unique role and responsibilities for effective and sustainable integrated planning and reporting with the Local Government (Administration) Regulations 1996 requiring 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 the Council's vision and long term strategy;
  • A Corporate Business Plan that integrates resourcing plans and specific Council plans with the Strategic Community Plan; and
  • A clearly stated vision for the future viability of the local government area.

The framework:

  • Recognises that planning for a local government is holistic in nature and driven by the community;
  • 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 that Council 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

Biannually the Shire of Gingin invites our community members to participate in our Resident Satisfaction Survey.

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 at and what areas they need to address to improve the Shire's services to the community.

The information the community supplies in this survey also helps to inform your Councillors 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 provided services.

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

*Note - in the past the survey was called the "Community Perception Survey". As of 2020 the name was amended to "Resident Satisfaction Survey".

Survey Results Reports

Resident Satisfaction Survey 2020

Community Perception Survey 2018

Community Perception Survey Report 2016

Further Queries

Contact the Coordinator Corporate Planning on (08) 9575 5119

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

Youth Strategy


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