The Association proceeded with the production of their first Strategic Plan for the period 2005 to 2008 in 2005 with a February review undertaken each year.
With the period 2005-2008 becoming history, Delegates revised and added to the previous Plans in February, 2008 and subsequently produced a new Strategic Plan for 2008-2011. This Plan was aligned, where applicable, with the SA State Strategic Plan, along with contributions to the outcomes required in the State Plan.
During the period February to April, 2008, the Association and the Local Government Association of SA produced a Murray and Mallee Regional Sustainability Plan, designed to harness the combined efforts of the two organisations and other partners, to address issues facing Councils. This Plan was also adopted at the Association's General Meeting held on the 4th April, 2008.
Delegates undertook a complete review of the 2008-2011 Strategic Plan during February, 2011 resulting in the evolution of the 2011-2014 Strategic Plan, adopted at the 1st April 2011 General Meeting. This Plan was again reviewed in February, 2012, April 2013 and more lately, April, 2014.
At their meeting of the Murray and Mallee Local Government Association, (now the Murraylands and Riverland Local Government Association (MRLGA) in February 2015 the need for a further review of future direction of the Association was identified as both necessary and timely. Planning for the future of the region and in particular the role of the Association is an imperative if it is to have relevance into the future. At that meeting the MRLGA commissioned a Strategic Review of the Murraylands and Riverland LGA that would ultimately lead to a new Strategic Plan for 2016-2020 and from that a new and more vibrant direction for the Association.
The Strategic Review process was conducted through a range of consultative workshops and consultative methods culminating in a final report to the Board for the February 2016 Meeting including the tabling of the draft Strategic Plan 2016-2020.
The Board provided final comment in regard to the draft Strategic Plan 2016-2020 at the February 2016 meeting and referred that plan to the April 2016 ordinary meeting for adoption once feedback had been received from the RDA and NRM, thus allowing for final edits of the plan prior to adoption by the MRLGA Board. Feedback has since been received from the SA MDBNRM Board. The MRLGA Strategic Plan 2016-2020 was adopted by the MRLGA Board on 1 April 2016 a copy of which is available below. If a printable copy is required, adjust your printer settings to "landscape".