Process for developing and implementing and POS Strategy

Developing a POS strategy requires a systematic approach that identifies all aspects of a Local Government activity that impacts provision of POS.

Characteristics of an effective POS Strategy:

  • Commitment from both Council and Administration to develop and implement the POS Strategy
  • Clearly understood scope
  • An articulated process for community engagement
  • A vision and objectives that reflect and compliment the Local Government’s overall strategic vision
  • Understanding of the Local Government’s current POS and associated assets. This should include consideration of POS that is in State ownership and POS in neighbouring Local Governments
  • A strategic assessment of current and future need including the drivers of changing needs
  • Standards to assist with determining the Local Government response to changing needs
  • Gap analysis comparing current provisions with current and future need
  • Strategies for addressing gaps and priorities for short, medium and long term needs
  • Strategies and priorities that are Integrated  with key Local Government strategic planning and financial documents
  • An implementation process with clearly identified responsibilities and timeframes
  • A process for review.

Steps 1-8 outline a process for developing a POS strategy:

Step 1 – Committing to Action

Step 2 – Scope and Context

Step 3 – Audit of existing POS

Step 4 – Current and Future needs analysis

Step 5 – Gap Analysis

Step 6 – Strategies, opportunities and priorities

Step 7 – Implementation

Step 8 – Monitoring and review

Continue to: Step 1 – Committing to Action