2020/21 Draft Business Plans

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  • Draft Annual Business Plan

    We understand Annual Business Plans can be complex, so over this consultation period we will be explaining what this plan means to you with regular social media posts so you remain informed and have an opportunity to have your say.

    Here are some of the key things you need to know about this year’s draft Annual Business Plan:

    • This budget is just one year of a decade long strategy for Council to manage its debt and become more sustainable. A key part of that strategy is to be break-even – and this budget delivers on that strategy. Break-even ensures that our debt from deficits won’t increase: we will only spend what we earn.
    • 99% of the budget is being spent on our everyday service delivery - verge mowing, rubbish collection, roads and parks maintenance, community centres and libraries - the things that you have told us are important to you.
    • 1% of the budget will go towards projects we have committed to, like the Virginia Main Street, and other initiatives which are important for us to do in the coming year (Stormwater Deeds, new Northern Adelaide School shared use facilities, footpath shading/tree replacement amongst others.)
    • We are proposing a rate increase of .45% which equates to approximately $7* per year for a resident with a home valued at $242,000. The .45% will cover the State Government waste levy cost impost and still fund some of the important initiatives planned to support the growth and renewal of our City.

    We are here to support you and encourage you to have read over the plan and provide feedback via the Feedback Form before consultation closes on June 16.

    We understand Covid-19 has been a tough time for everyone and as restrictions ease and we return back to a new normal, we need to continue to remain future focused and work with you on what needs to be delivered in the 2020/21 year.

    *Please note that the updated valuation data for 2020/21 is yet to be received from the Valuer-General. Therefore figures supplied are estimates only, until 2020/21 rates modelling can be completed.