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Annual Business Plan


The District Council of Ceduna’s Annual Business Plan for 2017-18 provides an overview of the services, programs and strategic projects Council plans to deliver to the Community in 2017-18.


The Annual Business Plan has been prepared on the basis of Council improving its long term financial capacity for the provision of a sustainable level of both statutory and discretionary services to the Community, whilst pursuing the key goals in Council’s Strategic Plan.  The services provided by Council reflect both its obligations under a range of legislation and the Community’s expressed desire for specific services, facilities and infrastructure.


Council’s challenge in framing its Annual Business Plan is to achieve these outcomes without presenting an unrealistic rate burden on the Community. In addition, planning for any new Community assets must consider Council’s long term obligations to fund the ongoing maintenance and operation of the new assets in future years.


In developing the 2017-18 Annual Business Plan, Council has given particular attention to the economic circumstances prevailing in the various sectors of our community.


In the context of these circumstances, Council plans to increase total General Rate Revenue by 2.0%, relative to General Rate Revenue in 2016-17. The 2% increase comprises an estimated 1.5% increase of March 2017 Quarter Adelaide Consumer Price Index (CPI), and an additional 0.5% increase to assist Council to improve its long term financial viability. Council’s current adopted Long Term Financial Plan suggests a general rate increase of 1.3% above CPI, however Council believe that operational expenditure savings should be realised before additional rate revenue increases are suggested.


Council plans to continue to utilise Differential Rates (rates in the dollar) applied to the site value of the land, for defined townships, rural and industrial locations with Council, in conjunction with a Fixed Charge, to achieve its General Rate Revenue for 2017-18. In addition, Council has planned to continue its gradual unification of Council’s 4 township differential rates into one standard township differential rate by 2021-22.


Council plans to apply a General Rate Cap of 12% and Pension rate cap of 7% to eligible assessments, to provide reasonable relief from significant valuation increases resulting in large increases in General Rates Payable in 2017-18, relative to 2016-17.


Key elements of the 2017-18 Annual Business Plan include –


  • $1.344 Million Operating Deficit (before Capital Amounts), resulting from Total Operating Revenues of $8.315 Million and Total Operating Expenses of $9.659 Million
  • $0.107 Million Adjusted Operating Deficit after accounting for $1.237 Million of Council’s 2017-18 Financial Assistance Grants being received in advanced in June 2017.
  • 2% increase in total General Rate Revenue
  • 12% General Rate Cap and 7% Pensioner Rate Cap for eligible assessments
  • No planned changes in Waste Collection, CWMS and Water Supply Charges for 2017-18 as compared to 2016-17
  • $1.778 Million in Capital Expenditure for the refurbishment of existing assets
  • $10.113 Million in Capital Expenditure for the construction or purchase of new assets
  • $7.166 Million in Capital Grants or Contributions for Council Capital Projects
  • $2.728 Million in New Borrowings for Council Capital Projects

Annual Business Plan 2017-2018

Annual Business Plan 2016-2017

Annual Business Plan 2015-2016

Annual Business Plan 2014-2015 

Annual Business Plan 2013-2014

Annual Business Plan 2012-2013

Annual Business Plan 2011-2012

Annual Business Plan 2010-2011

Annual Business Plan 2009-2010

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