The Annual Business Plan is a key element of the Council’s overall planning framework. It describes how the Council will put into operation the strategic vision of the Council and undertake the core business to ensure the City is well run and the community receives quality services.
The Plan helps us develop and build the capacity of the organisation to enable the most efficient and effective service delivery.
The Draft Annual Business Plan 2020-21 can be viewed HERE.
The focus of the $27M draft plan is upon the provision of essential services and a range of projects to maintain and improve our City infrastructure while carefully managing Council’s financial sustainability and response to the recent unprecedented impact of COVID-19 upon our community.
The draft plan is funded by Council’s lowest rate increase in 20 years, 0.5% below Adelaide CPI. The average rates increase is projected to be an increase of 1.9%, on average $36 more than the current year.
While Council did consider a 0% rate increase for 2020-2021 this would leave Council approximately $400,000 short in its budget. The shortfall would most likely lead to a reduction of service levels and an inability for Council to match Federal and State Government grants in order to stimulate the local economy post COVID19.