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Strategic Documents

The work of Council is also guided by a variety of strategies, plans, and other documents. The most important ones are available here in their current version.

If the document you’re looking for isn’t listed here, or to obtain documents from previous years, please contact us on (07) 4658 4111.

Corporate Plan

In Queensland, Local Government Authorities are required to prepare a Corporate Plan in accordance with the Local Government Act 2009 and Local Government Regulations 2012. The Corporate Plan is the highest-level overarching strategic document that guides the work of Council.

It is prepared in consultation with Councillors and senior staff, and can be thought of as a plan for Council and its officers.

“While it does outline some of our aspirations for the community, the Corporate Plan is really Council’s plan. It sets a strategic direction for everyone in the organisation going forward. ” – Mayor Tony Rayner

The Corporate Plan is the guiding document informing the preparation and delivery of Council’s Annual Operational Plan and Budget. The current Corporate Plan was adopted in 2023.

Download the Longreach Regional Council Corporate Plan 2024-2028 (PDF)

Annual Operational Plan

The Longreach Regional Council Annual Operational Plan contains the targets and goals of Council for a twelve month period, and is a tool to be used by staff in setting their key performance indicators, budgetary requirements, and is referenced in the preparation of their monthly reports to Council.

Each year during the Annual Financial Budget adoption, the strategies from the Corporate Plan are considered for the twelve months ahead, along with Council’s commitments through its previously adopted decisions and resolutions for that period, and in line with legislative requirements. The items committed to are included in the Annual Operational Plan, and are allocated the necessary funds and resources during the budget process to ensure the successful delivery of these services throughout the year.

Download the Longreach Regional Council Annual Operational Plan 2023-24 (PDF)


Our 2023-2024 Budget features $12 million in capital works. It is available below.

Download the Longreach Regional Council Budget 2023-2024 (PDF)

Annual Report

Our 2021/2022 Annual Report describes Council’s performance against the targets set out in the 2021/2022 Annual Operational Plan. The timing for the release of our Annual Report each year is dependant in part on the auditor-general. We are required to adopt our annual report within one month after the auditor-general gives us their audit report about our financial statements for the financial year.

Download our Longreach Regional Council Annual Report 2021-2022 (PDF) 

Longreach Regional Council Planning Scheme

Our Planning Scheme has been prepared in accordance with the Sustainable Planning Act 2009 as a framework for managing development in a way that advances the purpose of the Act.

Download the Longreach Regional Council Planning Scheme (PDF)

Water Conservation and Drought Management Plan

The purpose of Longreach Regional Council’s Water Conservation and Drought Management Plan is to provide a management strategy of appropriate responses to drought conditions in the event available water is drastically reduced.

To ensure an adequate water supply for the Council’s water users, the Water Conservation & Drought Management Plan establishes the criteria for action at each stage of water supply reduction.

Download the Longreach Regional Council Water Conservation and Drought Management Plan (PDF)

Water Security Study

Commissioned in 2017, the purpose of this report is to identify options that will:

  1. Increase the availability of potable water for domestic use in the short and medium term; and,
  2. Secure the long term water security of each town.

Download the Feasibility Study into options for sustainable water security (PDF)

Drinking Water Quality Management Plan

This plan has been developed in accordance with the requirements of Section 93(3) of the Water Supply (Safety and Reliability) Act 2008. The DWQMP addresses the content requirement of the Queensland Drinking Water Quality Management Plan Guideline (DERM 2010).

It contains or references all of the policies, procedures, and registers that are required to maintain drinking water quality for the four drinking water supply schemes operated by Council.

Download the Longreach Regional Council Drinking Water Quality Management Plan (PDF)

Download the DWQMP Annual Report 2021-2022 (PDF)