2017/18 Draft Annual Business Plan and Budget

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Watch the City of Burnside 2017/18 Annual Business Plan and Budget video.

Check out the video above to find out information on the proposed average rates increase for 2017/18, the types of services and initiatives Council delivers and how you can get involved in having your say.

Obtaining feedback from the community is a vital part of the annual business plan and budget process and it helps Council shape its priorities and make decisions.

The Draft Annual Business Plan and Budget sets out the proposed services, functions and projects that the City of Burnside will provide to our community inContinue reading


Watch the City of Burnside 2017/18 Annual Business Plan and Budget video.

Check out the video above to find out information on the proposed average rates increase for 2017/18, the types of services and initiatives Council delivers and how you can get involved in having your say.

Obtaining feedback from the community is a vital part of the annual business plan and budget process and it helps Council shape its priorities and make decisions.

The Draft Annual Business Plan and Budget sets out the proposed services, functions and projects that the City of Burnside will provide to our community in the 2017/18 financial year and the corresponding proposed increase in rates needed to fund these services.

Community feedback received through the November 2016 Annual Community Survey has assisted in the development of this Draft Annual Business Plan and Budget and the survey below is another opportunity for you to have your say on what's important to you.

What happens to my feedback?

All community comments received in relation to the 2017/18 Draft Annual Business Plan and Budget will be presented to Council for its consideration before the adoption of the Annual Business Plan and Budget. It will also be used to inform our long-term financial planning.

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*The rates you pay are used to provide a wide range of services, facilities and programs for the City of Burnside community.

This illustration shows how the average residential rate for 2016/17 of $1,707 per annum ($33/week) is allocated across high level services, facilities and programs.

Proposed Highlights

  • A 2.30 per cent average rate increase which is the second lowest rate increase in 10 years.
  • There will be no reduction in services or levels - Council will maintain its 118 services.
  • $3.9m investment in new and upgrade capital projects (such as Magill Village redevelopment, Brown Hill Keswick Creek scheme, new drainage and footpaths).
  • $9.7m investment in renewal and replacement capital projects (such as continuing the Burnside Library Collection, paving Henry Martin Square, and renewing footpaths, kerbs and roads).
  • No increase in differential rating.
  • $0.31m in new services and projects (such as supporting local artist exhibitions at the Civic Centre, and developing a Conservation Plan for Michael Perry Botanic Reserve).
  • $0.5m in targeted savings.

Your voice

There are many ways to have your say on the Draft Annual Business Plan and Budget.

See FAQs for how to have your say.

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  • Update

    4 months ago

    The 2017/18 Draft Annual Business Plan and Budget engagement concluded 19 May 2017. The City of Burnside sought community feedback prior to the adoption of this plan and budget. It was adopted at the Council Meeting on Tuesday 13 June 2017.

    The Annual Business Plan and Budget delivers a 2.30 per cent rate increase, the second lowest in 10 years.

    The input from the City of Burnside community on the 2017/18 Business Plan and Budget was vital in ensuring Council continues to deliver the high quality services that the community needs, working... Continue reading

    The 2017/18 Draft Annual Business Plan and Budget engagement concluded 19 May 2017. The City of Burnside sought community feedback prior to the adoption of this plan and budget. It was adopted at the Council Meeting on Tuesday 13 June 2017.

    The Annual Business Plan and Budget delivers a 2.30 per cent rate increase, the second lowest in 10 years.

    The input from the City of Burnside community on the 2017/18 Business Plan and Budget was vital in ensuring Council continues to deliver the high quality services that the community needs, working within the goals of the Long-Term Financial Plan, and remaining responsive to the Annual Community Survey outcomes.

    Every year Council estimates the increase in the ‘cost of business’ to deliver services to the community (ie construction and maintenance of roads, footpaths, drains, parks, facilities and environmental projects, and costs such as waste management and recycling).

    Other pressures such as State Government cost shifting and cost increases above general inflation (such as electricity costs) are also considered.

    In the 2017/18 budget year the estimated increase in cost of business is 2.88 per cent. Through financial savings and discipline Council is delivering a 2.30 per cent average rate increase instead of 2.88 per cent.

    For further information, including the City of Burnside achievements and initiatives from the Strategic Plan and how rates are calculated, please see the 2017/18 Annual Business Plan and Budget Summary in the Document Library (above right).