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Draft Annual Business Plan & Budget 2019-2020

The District Council of Ceduna’s Draft Annual Business Plan for 2019-20 provides an overview of the services, programs and strategic projects Council proposes to deliver to the Community in 2019-20.

The Draft Annual Business Plan has been prepared on the basis of Council focusing on the maintenance of existing assets and infrastructure within 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 Draft 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 2019-20 Draft 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 proposes to increase total General Rate Revenue by 2.0%, relative to General Rate Revenue in 2018-19. Whilst increases to Council’s costs are forecast to be greater than the forecast June 2019 Adelaide Consumer Price Index (CPI) of 2%, Council is proposing this increase in light of increasing cost pressures upon properties within the Council area.

Council proposes 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 2019-20. In addition, Council has proposed to continue its gradual equalisation of Council’s 4 township differential rates into one standard township differential rate by 2021-22.

Council proposes 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 2019-20, relative to 2018-19.

Key elements of the 2019-20 Draft Annual Business Plan include –

  • $1.154 Million Operating Deficit (before Capital Amounts), resulting from Total Operating Revenues of $9.421 Million and Total Operating Expenses of $10.575 Million
  • $0.037 Million Adjusted Operating Surplus after accounting for $1.222 Million of Council’s 2019-20 Financial Assistance Grants being received in advance in June 2019.
  • 2% increase in total General Rate Revenue
  • 12% General Rate Cap and 7% Pensioner Rate Cap for eligible assessments
  • $2.205 Million in Capital Expenditure for the refurbishment of existing assets
  • $0.479 Million in Capital Expenditure for the construction or purchase of new assets
  • $0.139 Million in Capital Grants or Contributions for Council Capital Projects

This document will be advertised within local media and hard copies of this document are also available from Council’s Administration Office, 44 O’Loughlin Terrace, Ceduna.

Submissions

Written submissions for Council’s consideration in regards to this document will be accepted from residents and ratepayers until 12:00pm Wednesday 15 May 2019.

Public Question Time

Residents and ratepayers will have an opportunity to make verbal submissions during Council’s May Ordinary Council meeting held at the Council Chambers, 44 O’Loughlin Terrace Ceduna on Wednesday 15 May 2019 at 5:30pm where one (1) hour has been allocated to receive these submissions.

All correspondence to

All correspondence in regards to Council’s Draft 2019-20 Annual Business Plan should be addressed to:

Postal - Manager Administration & Finance District
            Council of Ceduna
            PO Box 175
            CEDUNA SA 5690

Email - council@ceduna.sa.gov.au 

 

 

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