Every year we create a draft Annual Business Plan and Budget.
To prepare the draft documents, we access the most up-to date information about our community and consider what we know about our area. We also review the feedback we have received throughout the year and include perspectives gathered from our community survey which has over 2,300 participants annually.
The Annual Business Plan and Budget work together to show the programs, activities and outcomes we plan to deliver with and for our community in the coming financial year. The draft Plan sets our priority for the coming year and documents how we intend to measure our achievements. The draft Budget has accurate information about our financial position and proposed spending.
Your feedback can help shape the Annual Business Plan and Budget for 2020-2021 and we encourage you to review the draft Plan which is available on our website, or you can call us to have copies sent out. This time around we have considered the impacts that COVID-19 will have in our community, not just for this financial year, but beyond. In this years’ proposed plan we have been able to demonstrate our commitment to supporting our community and businesses to recover from the pandemic, through the creation of a $2.4 million COVID-19 Fund.
To help us help our community to recover well, our proposed budget includes a modest rate increase of 1.5% equivalent to $16 a year for the average ratepayer, and we offer a number of options for those experiencing financial hardship. The City of PAE will continue to be one of the lowest rating metropolitan councils with Adelaide.
Other highlights of the 2020-2021 Annual Business Plan and Budget
• Building and operating a Material Recovery Facility in conjunction with Charles Sturt Council to reduce landfill and generate employment
• Investment in stormwater management to keep homes and businesses safe
• Traffic Management improvements to improve access and parking across our city
• The upgrade of seven playgrounds
• Tree planting to green our city and increase our canopy coverage, supporting key climate change initiatives
• Commence streetscaping works along Prospect Road at Kilburn
• Improvements to community facilities, sporting clubs and grounds such as the development of Regency Park, and upgrade to facilities at LJ Lewis Reserve and Eastern Parade Reserve
To have your say view the ‘Rising to the challenges’ article here and follow the instructions provided.