How to write an infrastructure strategy in seven steps
Writing an infrastructure strategy for your council? This four page summary will help you to break down the process into manageable steps.
After working on four infrastructure strategies, for four different councils (three this year) I have come up with a process that works for me.
Step 1 - Scope
This section considers the range of infrastructure that could be included in your strategy.
Step 2 - Significant issues
The key documents to review and people to talk to, to identify your significant infrastructure issues.
Step 3 - Structure
An outline of my preferred structure, and the content to be included in each of these chapters.
Step 4 - Draft document
The method I use to create a draft document from multiple sources of information.
Step 5 - List of gaps
How I use a gaps list to efficiently work with council staff to fill the gaps, check draft content and ask questions.
Step 6 - Add new information
I note the source of each new piece of information and save a standalone version of the strategy at this stage, in case I need to refer back to it later.
Step 7 - Editing
My two part process for transforming an unwieldy document into a concise strategy, ready to hand over for review.