Draft Annual Business Plan 2019-2020 & Draft Information Technology Asset Management Plan

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Council decision/outcome

Draft Annual Business Plan 2019-2020

After consideration of community feedback at its meeting on 11 June 2019, Council adopted the Annual Business Plan and budget for 2019-2020 at its meeting on 25 June 2019. This included a general rate increase of 2.9% (excluding growth). This is higher than the 2.7% increase proposed during the community consultation process, and was increased to cover an unexpected rise in the state government solid waste levy. More information about this can be read here.

Minor amendments were made to the plan including some wording changes to provide more detail and clarification for some capital works projects. Additional detail about the Community Wastewater Management System (CWMS) was also included in the plan.

Draft IT Asset Management Plan

At its meeting on 11 June 2019, Council considered the feedback received regarding the IT Asset Management Plan and made the decision to adopt this plan. No significant changes were made to the plan.

The IT Asset Management Plan covers all sites that Council operates from, including our new Service Centre (depot) at Golden Grove which is due to open in September 2019. The plan will be regularly reviewed as part of our annual budget planning process to ensure we provide value for money, and that we keep pace with changing technologies, business requirements, customer expectations and service delivery standards (including 24/7 service availability).

Community engagement outcomes report - draft ABP 19-20 & draft IT AMP

Annual Business Plan 2019-2020 (adopted by Council)

IT Asset Management Plan (adopted by Council)

Background

The draft Annual Business Plan and Budget sets out our proposed projects, services and programs for the financial year and how we intend to fund them. As part of the planning process, we invite the community to provide feedback on the draft plan.

The draft Information Technology (IT) Asset Management Plan, which provides a strategic and planned approach to Council's IT investment, is also available for review and feedback from the community.

To get involved and have your say you could:

Copies of these documents, including a hard copy feedback form, were also available at the Civic Centre and the Tea Tree Gully Library.


Council decision/outcome

Draft Annual Business Plan 2019-2020

After consideration of community feedback at its meeting on 11 June 2019, Council adopted the Annual Business Plan and budget for 2019-2020 at its meeting on 25 June 2019. This included a general rate increase of 2.9% (excluding growth). This is higher than the 2.7% increase proposed during the community consultation process, and was increased to cover an unexpected rise in the state government solid waste levy. More information about this can be read here.

Minor amendments were made to the plan including some wording changes to provide more detail and clarification for some capital works projects. Additional detail about the Community Wastewater Management System (CWMS) was also included in the plan.

Draft IT Asset Management Plan

At its meeting on 11 June 2019, Council considered the feedback received regarding the IT Asset Management Plan and made the decision to adopt this plan. No significant changes were made to the plan.

The IT Asset Management Plan covers all sites that Council operates from, including our new Service Centre (depot) at Golden Grove which is due to open in September 2019. The plan will be regularly reviewed as part of our annual budget planning process to ensure we provide value for money, and that we keep pace with changing technologies, business requirements, customer expectations and service delivery standards (including 24/7 service availability).

Community engagement outcomes report - draft ABP 19-20 & draft IT AMP

Annual Business Plan 2019-2020 (adopted by Council)

IT Asset Management Plan (adopted by Council)

Background

The draft Annual Business Plan and Budget sets out our proposed projects, services and programs for the financial year and how we intend to fund them. As part of the planning process, we invite the community to provide feedback on the draft plan.

The draft Information Technology (IT) Asset Management Plan, which provides a strategic and planned approach to Council's IT investment, is also available for review and feedback from the community.

To get involved and have your say you could:

Copies of these documents, including a hard copy feedback form, were also available at the Civic Centre and the Tea Tree Gully Library.


Q and A


Ask us a question about the Draft Annual Business Plan 2019-2020 or the Draft IT Asset Management Plan and we will get back to you.

Note: please do not send questions here that are not relevant to these plans. Questions about general Council matters please contact Customer Service



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    I have responded to the feedback request on the Draft Annual Business Plan but queried any details on the CWMS capital works program for 2019 -2020/ I note that based on your figures you currently raise @ $2.73M and with tthe increase this totals $2.98M and increase of $382,200, but the works program for this year is $2.6M is this so that the extra revenue raised can fund the 2020-2021 asset management plan. I understand this but given that $2.6M is spent on upgrades, operating costs and renewal how is this money spent currently eg what budgets are aligned with the stated use of this revenue. I also find it a bit irksome that only users are being levied for the impending infrastructure failure. I am sure that my rates go towards many things I dont use or benefit from but that is okay and I would point out that the effect of this deteriorating under maintained system once it gets into creeks , aquifers etc is going to affect more than just those using the system. Why not a boarder based levy on all properties in the LGA . A 2 tiered system of users and none users. Without a significant injection of funds from other sources the TTG Council may need to develop a broader method of raising the money to cover the cost anyway.

    TonyG01 asked almost 4 years ago

    Good afternoon and thank you for the feedback regarding the Draft 2019-20 Annual Business Plan and Budget. Council values every response that we receive, treating each response as a source of valuable input to improve service delivery.

    In response to your concerns, I think it is important for us to provide you with information regarding the CWMS scheme and Council’s compliance requirements, which to a large degree determine Council’s pricing structure for CWMS services.

    The City of Tea Tree Gully (CTTG) is licensed by the Essential Services Commission of South Australia (ESCOSA) to operate as an intermediate water retailer under the Water Industry Act (WIA) 2012. Council is required to comply with the requirements of the license and ESCOSA’s price determination. The price determination states that small and intermediate water retailers such as CTTG are required to comply with the National Water Initiative (NWI) Pricing Principles, which includes the elimination of cross-subsidies and applying charges that ensure full cost recovery. The increase in the fees and charges is due to a large extent by Council’s requirement to comply with ESCOSA’s price determination. Council are required to submit and annual report to ESCOSA, to report on performance on the infrastructure and compliance with the price determination.

    The CWMS annual fees and charges are used to cover the cost of operating and maintenance of the CWMS network, renewal and upgrade of CWMS infrastructure, cleaning of septic waste from septic tanks and also covers SA Water charges to discharge CWMS wastewater into their network. Council have a team who are monitoring the performance of the network and have implemented a proactive maintenance program of the network to minimise the occurrence of sewer overflows to protect against public and environmental harm. Council was audited by the Office of Technical Regulator (OTR) in 2018 against the OTR’s Safety Reliability Maintenance Technical Management Planning (SRTMP) framework and was found to be compliant. I would like to assure you that Council has systems and processes in place to ensure sustainable management of this service.

    There has been much dialogue thought out the community regarding the condition of the CWMS network within the City of Tea Trey Gully. Much has centred around the condition of the system, particularly the age of the system. Rest assured that the system is not broken and providing the required level of service. The Asset Management Plan indicates that replacement of the system is required over the next 30-40 years to ensure that it continues to service the need of residents. More planning with regard to the replacement will be developed over the next 12 months which will include consultation with network users.

    If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact Council’s Civil and Water Operations Manager, Mark Konecny on 8397 7444.

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