Moree Plains is located on the New South Wales and Queensland border in the heart of NSW’s Northern Wheatbelt. The Shire is one of the largest Council areas in New South Wales and has a rich indigenous culture and history.
Agriculture is the primary economic driver for the region and crops include wheat and cotton, sunflowers, mung beans, pecans and olives. Moree Plains is also recognised nationally as the Artesian Spa Capital of Australia.
Council is required to gather and report on its organisational data in order to meet the State Government’s statutory reporting requirements. The existing process was very time-consuming and highly administrative, and significant issues had arisen with the consistency and accuracy of data across the organisation.
Moree Plains Shire has traditionally used the MAGIQ Performance product to meet its Budgeting and Financial Reporting requirements. Council has chosen to expand its use of the software, implementing the MAGIQ Strategic Planning application to achieve Council’s goal of more efficiently managing the delivery of its Operational Plan.
Gathering the data from each manager is now much more efficient allowing more time to be spent on the higher value tasks of analysing the data and providing an accurate and easy to interpret picture of organisational performance. Greater visibility over activity expenditure has also led to far more efficient allocation of Council’s limited funding.
Libby Carter, Integrated Planning and Reporting Manager:
The process of gathering the data from each manager was much easier and far more consistent using MAGIQ and provided an accurate and easy to interpret picture of our performance as an organisation.