Integrated Planners Member Network Forum

Integrated Planners Member Network Forum


Join the Integrated Planning and Reporting Member Network for a one day forum for information sharing and networking with your peers.  This event will be hybrid, so you can register for online attendance or in person at Penrith.

Penrith City Council, 601 High Street Penrith


Members are free
Non Members $110



 9.30AM Registration and Networking
 10.00AM Welcome

Kylie Powell, Director of City Futures, Penrith City Council

 10.45AM Preparing for the next IPR cycle – Fairfield 
Ibrahim Diab, Fairfield City Council
A guide to preparing your council and newly elected councillors for the IPR framework through workshops, briefings, and committee involvement, as well as their integral role in developing the Delivery Program and Operational Plan.

Preparing for the next IPR Cycle - Workshop Activity

Fairfield City Council

Group and table discussions on different approaches to help prepare for the next round of IP&R plans.

 12.15PM Lunch 
 1.00PM Overview of the IP&R Peer Review Program
Sharne Colfax, Manager, Council Engagement, Office of Local Government

State of our City Reporting 
Ross Kingsley, Manager Corporate Strategy & Performance, Blacktown City Council

This interactive session will canvass the views of delegates on the new State of Our City Report, due in October 2024.

Reviewing the Community Strategic Plan before the newly elected Council – what will be the focus of this report?

  • Is this about Council performance – or Community wellbeing?
  • The balance between future challenges and progress in the previous term.
  • Highlighting achievements vs telling the “not so good “news.
  • What practical role will the report serve for your council?
 2.15PM Afternoon Tea
 2.45PM Wrap up and General Q&A session - to be confirmed.
 4.00PM Close


This forum will be a hybrid event.

The Agenda is subject to change.

Thursday, 02 May 2024
9:30 am to 4:00 pm
Complimentary for Members
601 High Street
Penrith NSW