Practice Note 6: Long-term Financial Planning


Practice Note 6 is FREE if you wish to download the online version. If you would rather a hard copy it can be purchased at IPWEA.

Included in the download:

  • Practice Note 6 (pdf)
  • LTFP Toolkit (Excel)
  • How to Guide (pdf)

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Practice Note 6: Long-term Financial Planning

Version 1
Published 2012

About Practice Note 6

  • Guidance for the preparation of a long-term financial plan
  • Valuable for local government organisations that need to manage long life infrastructure assets to provide services for their communities
  • Enable decision makers to be properly informed now and into the future ensuring equity and informed prioritisation so that the organisation can deliver its variety of services to a desired, affordable and sustainable level
  • Practice Note 6 has been developed by IPWEA in partnership with the Australian Centre of Excellence for Local Government. It has been funded through the Australian Government Local Government Reform Fund

  • To assist organisations to prepare a LTFP without use of proprietary software, IPWEA has developed a simple Excel-based LTFP model
  • By using this model you can input financial projections and generate outputs in the form of Appendix 1 of the Practice Note
  • The model can be used as is, or may be adapted to specified requirements
  • The model consists of 15 worksheets
  • Requires only basic familiarity with Excel to
  • Included in the Toolkit is a 'How to Guide' to assist with the setup

Included in the download is the LTFP Toolkit & (Excel) How to Guide (pdf).