Service Planning

The Victorian Department of Human Services Capital Development Guidelines state that "The process of Service Planning defines the core services to be delivered to the community, in conjunction with the necessary ancillary or support services, also required within a prescribed timeframe."

The objectives of service planning may include seeking to ensure that the services delivered are:

  • accurately costed
  • financially sustainable
  • efficient and effective
  • provided to the community at an acceptable standard
  • good value for money

Related Topics


The following people have indicated (via the Local Government Collaboration Topics Survey) that they have an interest and/or expertise in the topic of 'service planning' and are willing to collaborate with their peers at other councils to identify challenges and resources relating to the topic and to look for ways to work together to overcome any challenges that are identified.


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External Links & References

  1. DHS Service Planning Page
  2. Google Search
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