2015/16 Draft Business Plan and Budget

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The Draft 2015/16 Annual Business Plan and Budget has been adopted. Please find the adopted version in the Document Library.

The Draft Annual Business Plan and Budget sets out the City of Burnside's proposed services, functions and projects for the 2015/16 financial year.

It has been developed in the context of delivering Council’s long term strategic direction and still delivering on our City’s expenditure priorities.

The focus of the budget is to provide effective and efficient services and programs to our community while maintaining a strong focus on strategic planning, financial management and community engagement.

The Council seeks to achieveContinue reading

The Draft 2015/16 Annual Business Plan and Budget has been adopted. Please find the adopted version in the Document Library.

The Draft Annual Business Plan and Budget sets out the City of Burnside's proposed services, functions and projects for the 2015/16 financial year.

It has been developed in the context of delivering Council’s long term strategic direction and still delivering on our City’s expenditure priorities.

The focus of the budget is to provide effective and efficient services and programs to our community while maintaining a strong focus on strategic planning, financial management and community engagement.

The Council seeks to achieve a reasonable degree of rate stability over time while ensuring that the service, project and infrastructure needs of the community are met.

This Draft Annual Business Plan and Budget continues our commitment to responsible governance and sound stewardship of the community’s assets while providing value to all ratepayers.

Residents can be assured that essential services will be provided, within a balanced budget. This is in line with Council’s rolling 10 year Long Term Financial Plan and Council’s objective of financial sustainability - ensuring a reasonable degree of stability and predictability in the overall rates structure.

Our Draft Annual Business Plan and Budget guides Council's activities so that we can make the best possible progress towards our community’s vision for the future of Burnside.

How can I get involved?

The Draft Annual Business Plan and Budget has been developed to ensure that community feedback can be included prior to being formally adopted by Council on 23 June 2015.

Your feedback is essential to ensure that the Annual Business Plan and Budget closely aligns with the priorities of our community and provides benefit to both current and future residents and ratepayers of our City.

Have your say by Friday 29 May 2015.

Your voice

The input from our community in the development of the 2015/16 Draft Business Plan and Budget is vital to ensure that Council continues to deliver the high quality services that our community needs; working within the goals of the Long-Term Financial Plan; and remaining responsive to the Annual Community Survey outcomes.

The engagement with the community on this Draft Business Plan and Budget will be undertaken as per the legislative requirements of the Local Government Act (1999) Section 124 (4) from 29 April - 29 May 2015.

Come along to the public meeting on 20 May 2015 from 7 pm - 8 pm at the City of Burnside Civic Centre, 401 Greenhill Road, Tusmore.

Get involved and have your say on the 2015/16 Draft Business Plan and Budget by 29 May 2015. Please submit your comments using the online forms below.

What happens next?

At the completion of this community consultation the Council Administration will collate all feedback received and provide a copy to the Elected Members for consideration.

The final version of the Draft Business Plan and Budget will then be compiled by Council Administration and presented to Council for adoption on Tuesday 23 June. The Elected Members will discuss the Draft Plan, make any changes, and then vote on adopting it.

Members of the community are welcome to attend the Council meeting to hear the discussion. The meeting agenda is available online at www.burnside.sa.gov.au, or for viewing at the Civic Centre, on the Friday prior to the meeting.

Council Meeting:

Council Chambers, 401 Greenhill Road, Tusmore

Tuesday 23 June, 7 pm.

Once adopted the Draft Plan will become the adopted 2015/16 Annual Business Plan and Budget and will shape Council's actions and activities for the community for the next 12 months.

Where can I get a copy?

You can read the 2015/16 Draft Business Plan and Budget online (see Document Library on the right). Or you can view the document at the Civic Centre.

Consultation has concluded
  • Update

    over 1 year ago

    The 2015/16 Draft Annual Business Plan and Budget engagement concluded 29 May 2015. The City of Burnside sought community feedback prior to the adoption of this plan and budget.

    The Annual Business Plan and Budget achieves a rate increase of 2.9 per cent and delivers a high range of services and enhancements to the community, while maintaining a sustainable budget.

    On 23 June 2015 the City of Burnside Council adopted the Annual Business Plan and Budget for 2015/16 which seeks to balance the demand for services and infrastructure with the revenue available to meet these needs.

    It addresses issues faced... Continue reading

    The 2015/16 Draft Annual Business Plan and Budget engagement concluded 29 May 2015. The City of Burnside sought community feedback prior to the adoption of this plan and budget.

    The Annual Business Plan and Budget achieves a rate increase of 2.9 per cent and delivers a high range of services and enhancements to the community, while maintaining a sustainable budget.

    On 23 June 2015 the City of Burnside Council adopted the Annual Business Plan and Budget for 2015/16 which seeks to balance the demand for services and infrastructure with the revenue available to meet these needs.

    It addresses issues faced by our community, compliance with the current government legislation and the need to manage and maintain appropriate service levels and infrastructure assets. The Annual Business Plan and Budget ensures that long term priorities and objectives are still relevant and that we have the financial capacity to deliver them.

    In the coming financial year we will invest in our community by delivering operational projects with a balanced budget and ensure that our services are delivered in the most cost-effective way possible.

    For more information, please see the 2015/16 Annual Business Plan and Budget Summary in the Document Library.