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Operational Plans

Operational Plans are strategic documents that influence how the Shire operates on a day to day basis. Council has acquired infrastructure assets by purchase, contract, construction and by donation of assets from developers and others to meet increased levels of service.

Plans are reviewed regularly to include revised plans that are specific to individual assets classes - stormwater drainage, roads, bridges, buildings, footpaths, parks and recreation, coastal infrastructure and the Airport are just some the things we plan for.

Asset Management Strategy 2015

The Asset Management Strategy 2015 has been prepared to assist the Shire in improving the way we deliver infrastructure and services. The Shire’s infrastructure assets represent a vast investment over many generations that support the levels of service available to the community. The Shire must ensure that the assets supporting the desired levels of service are managed sustainably and achieving the lowest whole of life cost.

Click here to download a copy of the Asset Management Strategy 2015

Community Waste Strategy 2018 - 2023

The Community Waste Strategy 2018 - 2023 was developed to waste management practices to achieve more sustainable outcomes. It outlines how the Esperance Community, alongside the Shire, can reduce waste, have alternatives to landfill and support initiatives that reduces our reliance on waste producing products.

The new Community Waste Strategy 2018-2023 was adopted at an Ordinary Council Meeting on 27 February 2018, the Agenda and Minutes from the meeting can be viewed here. A copy of the Community Waste Strategy can be downloaded here, or a b&w printed copy can be requested by emailing and collected from the Administration Building on Windich Street.

Community Waste Engagement Plan 2018 - 2023

This Community Waste Engagement Plan (2018-2023) provides a framework to support the ongoing implementation of the Shire of Esperance’s Community Waste Strategy (2018-2023) and Strategic Community Plan (2017-2027).

The overall aim of this Plan is to maximise waste reduction, reuse and recycling, while minimising the amount of potentially reusable, recyclable and recoverable resources disposed of to landfill. A program of initiatives will engage residents in reducing the volume of waste needing to be managed. A secondary benefit will be the heightened community awareness resulting in changes in waste management behaviour. A Community Waste Action Group was formed to achieve the aims of the plan and to provide support to those individuals and community groups who are leading the way in waste minimisation. The community groups represented and the duties of the members are detailed in the Roles and Responsibilites  of the Community Waste Action Group.

A copy of the Community Waste Engagement Plan can be downloaded here, or a b&w printed copy can be requested by emailing and collected from the Administration Building on Windich Street.

Disability Access and Inclusion Plan

In February 1996 Council adopted its first Disability Service Plan under the Western Australian Disability Services Act 1993. This Act was amended in 2004 and required all public authorities to develop and implement a Disability Access and Inclusion Plan (DAIP). The requirements of a DAIP builds on those of DSPs, ensuring people with a disability can access services, facilities and information in a way that promotes independence, opportunities and inclusion within our community.

Local Governments play a particularly important role in the lives of people with disabilities, as local governments are multi-functional with extensive responsibilities and activities across property, community and human service areas. People with a disability often experience difficulty in doing things that many of us take for granted in our daily lives. Commonly experienced difficulties include:

  • Hearing what is said at public meetings
  • Visiting public buildings
  • Seeing and understanding directional signs
  • Using public and recreational facilities
  • Reading and understanding notices and newsletters prepared by Council
  • Making contact with Councillors or Council staff by telephone or in person
  • Gaining meaningful employment

The Shire of Esperance is committed to ensuring everyone in our community can access all the services, facilities and programs provided.

Shire of Esperance's Disability Access and Inclusion Plan

This document is available in alternative formats such as large print, electronic format, audio or Braille on request from the Shire Administration Building on Windich Street

General Asset Management Plan 2015

The General Asset Management Plan 2015 contains information aligned with all Asset Management Plans produced for the Shire of Esperance. This document should be read in conjunction with Council’s Asset Management Policy, Asset Management Strategy, Asset Management Plans and associated current planning documents.

Click here to download a copy of the General Asset Management Plan 2015

Revenue Strategy

The Revenue Strategy assists the Shire in developing longer term revenue streams ensuring rating and fees are being set in a consistent and clear manner. The Strategy considers the ongoing support from other levels of government through grant funds that provide significant revenue to support the Shire of Esperance financial performance and capacity.

Click here to download a copy of the Revenue Strategy

Sports Facilities & Services Plan

This Sports Facilities & Services Plan covers the sports facilities and services needs of the whole Shire including the major population centre of Esperance and the seven satellite towns - Condingup, Gibson, Scaddan, Grass Patch, Salmon Gums, Dalyup and Cascade.

A copy of the document can be viewed at the Shire Administration Building on Windich Street.

Click here to download a copy of the Shire of Esperance Sports Facilities and Services Plan