Each year Council prepares a draft annual business plan and budget detailing the proposed new projects, initiatives and services for the upcoming financial year, how we will fund the plan and current year highlights.
This coming financial year Council has allocated over $140,000 of funding to progress and develop numerous strategies that will take our community forward and make headway into achieving our long term vision. The Draft Plan is also underpinned by the values and goals contained within the recently adopted Disability Access & Inclusion Plan and Reconciliation Action Plan.
Some key priority projects proposed under the Draft Annual Business Plan and Budget 2021-2022 include:
- $2.2M to commence the Foreshore Redevelopment ($7.2M over 3 years);
- $1.015M to implement projects under Council’s Stormwater Management Plan;
- $720,000 for renovations and upgrade of ArtEyrea;
- $500,000 to upgrade existing footpaths and build new footpaths;
- $441,000 to upgrade and develop recreation spaces including Lincoln South Reserve ($250,000), Puckridge Park ($100,000) and the Train Playground ($91,020);
- $200,000 towards Open Space Projects which may include dog park development;
- $70,000 towards a partnership with Country Arts SA to engage an arts and cultural facilitator to deliver local programs;
- $70,000 to implement actions from the CBD Access and Parking Action Plan to activate more car parking in the city centre;
- $20,000 to develop an Economic Development and Investment Action Strategy; and
- $32,000 to deliver economic development and tourism initiatives including tourism marketing campaigns to drive growth in the sector.
As well as leveraging external funding opportunities, to fund this plan, Council proposes increases in revenue from rates and service charges as follows:
- Total general rate revenue increase of 4%;
- $10 increase in the Fixed Charge component of the general rate, which is included in the total rates revenue increase of 4%;
- Unit charges for Waste and Recycling remain unchanged from 2020-2021; and
- Regional Landscape Levy (previously NRM Levy) increases on average of 2%, as advised by the Eyre Peninsula Landscape Board.
The 4% increase in general rate revenue equates to approximately an $18 increase per quarter for a home with a site land value of $160,000.
Click this link to view the Draft Annual Business Plan and Budget for 2021-2022 in full or refer to the Key Documents section.
Hard copies of the Draft Annual Business Plan and Budget for 2021-2022 were made available at the Council Administration Office and Port Lincoln Library from Thursday 20 May 2021 to 9am, June 11, 2021.
Have Your Say
Members of the community were invited to have their say on the Draft Annual Business Plan and Budget 2021/2022 during the public consultation period which ran from Thursday 20 May 2021 to 9am on Friday 11 June 2021.
A Special Council Meeting was held in the Port Lincoln Council Chambers on Tuesday 15 June 2021 at 7.30pm for members of the community to present a verbal submission to Council (prior registration was required) on the Draft Annual Business and Budget for 2021/2022. Two verbal submissions were made to Council.
At the Council meeting held on Monday 21 June 2021, Council adopted the Community Consultation Report as presented.
At the Special Council Meeting held on Monday 28 June 2021, Council adopted the Annual Business Plan and Budget for 2021/2022. Refer to the Key Documents section to view the adopted Annual Business Plan and Budget for 2021-2022 and Community Consultation Report.
Any questions on the Annual Business Plan and Budget can be directed to Council's Manager Finance and Business, Bonnie Cole on 8621 2309 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.