Strategic Risk & Opportunity Register

The Strategic Risk and Opportunity Register identifies what may impact the strategic direction of Council. Executive oversight and management of these risks are part of good governance and supports informed decision making levels. Please refer below for details.

Risk: Failure to attract and retain key talented people.

Opportunity: Attract and retain great staff that improve the organisational effectiveness of Council and positively impact the community.

Risk: Poor relationships with the community, government and private sector.

Opportunity: To enhance stakeholder relationships which will assist in better partnerships and outcomes. Continue to build on and enhance relationships with other government bodies to empower partnerships and growth for the state.

Risk: Negative reputation and public perception of Council.

Opportunity: Becoming an Industry Leader in Local Government. Developing stronger relationships with the community and building trust through proactive messaging and delivery of our customer commitments.

Risk: Poor organisational culture.

Opportunity: Continuing to work towards a high performing culture via building strong and inspirational leadership that enables engaged and capable people.

Risk: Downturn in economic outlook of the country, state and city resulting in reduced Council revenue.

Opportunity: Increased business attraction to the city. Meeting a number of objectives in Council’s Strategic Plan regarding the vibrancy of the city.

Risk: Projects not delivered to quality, time or budget.

Opportunity: Effective and efficient projects being undertaken with great community outcomes.

Risk: Service Delivery Poor service delivery to our community. 

Opportunity: Delivery of Council’s services is highly regarded by all customers, internal and external.

Risk: Non-compliance of Council policies and legislative requirements.

Opportunity: Best practice services and processes across all Council operations.

Risk: Failure to maintain a safe and healthy workplace.

Opportunity: A safe and healthy work environment for all workers including staff, volunteers, and contractors.

Risk: Insufficient emergency management preparation.

Opportunity: Council as a community leader in times of crisis and assisting authorities where possible. Council to continue to be a sector leader and assist with other councils and the LGA in both response and recovery.

Risk: Failure to plan for and manage Council's finances.

Opportunity: Long term financial stability which provides an allowance to undertake a number of innovative projects for the community. Meeting the three main measures (1) Operating Surplus, (2) Asset Sustainability Ratio, and (3) Net Financial Liabilities. Identifying ways to diversify revenue streams.

Risk: Lack of modern, integrated and secure digital environment.

Opportunity: Enhance Council’s ability to deliver modern digital services to the organisation and community stakeholders through modern IT technologies that are efficient and safe.

Risk: Exposure or loss resulting from a cyber-attack or data breach.

Opportunity: Enhance Council’s ability to provide a secure and safe technological environment.

Risk: Failure to plan and assist in mitigating climate change impacts which affect Council operations and the community.

Opportunity: That Council understands climate risks and integrates climate adaptation and mitigation opportunities across council operations and our partners to create a climate resilient city.

Last updated: 1 December 2022