Draft Annual Business Plan and Budget 2020-2021

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Council decisions/outcomes

Council considered the feedback provided by the community and adopted the Annual Business Plan and budget for 2020-2021 at its meeting on 7 July 2020.

The feedback received will also be used to inform the 2021-2022 Annual Business Plan and Budget.

Read the feedback received in the Draft Annual Business Plan 2020-2021 community engagement outcomes report

Changes made to the plan were mostly related to capital works, and incorporated Federal government funding for projects at sites including Waterworld, the Road & Cycle Safety Centre, Tilley Reserve (lighting) and Lyons Reserve (irrigation).

More information about rates and our plans for the next 12 months can be found on our website

CWMS

Decisions were also made at the 7 July Council meeting in relation to the Community Wastewater Management System (CWMS), including the deferment of the setting of the 2020-21 CWMS service charge until 28 July 2020. Those residents connected to the CWMS network will receive a separate notice representing the 2020-21 service charge during August 2020.

In light of the decision by the South Australian Government to upgrade the CWMS network to SA Water sewer standard, Council also resolved to defer a portion of the planned CWMS renewal works. The works have been deferred while Council works with SA Water on how the proposed upgrade will proceed. While a portion of the renewal works has been deferred, detailed design of those CWMS segments identified for renewal in the CWMS Asset Management Plan will proceed as planned.

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 for 2020-2021.

As we move into the 2020-2021 financial year, we continue to face extraordinary circumstances as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic. Like many in the community, Council has not been immune to the impacts of the virus, having to make a number of changes to our daily operations and the services we offer.

We must find a balance between what residents and other tiers of government expect of us, with what is appropriate and affordable, given our financial position.

We are proposing a 0% rate increase, excluding any increases due to growth, offering residents some much needed rate relief.

To get involved and have your say:

Email and written submissions can also be provided - see the summary document for more details.

Note that due to COVID-19, we are unable to hold a public meeting this year.

Copies of the draft plan, summary document, and hard copy feedback form are also available at the Council's Civic Centre, 571 Montague Road, Modbury.

Following community consultation, Council will determine whether the direction and focus of this plan is appropriate and to what extent the proposed initiatives and standards of service will be funded.


Council decisions/outcomes

Council considered the feedback provided by the community and adopted the Annual Business Plan and budget for 2020-2021 at its meeting on 7 July 2020.

The feedback received will also be used to inform the 2021-2022 Annual Business Plan and Budget.

Read the feedback received in the Draft Annual Business Plan 2020-2021 community engagement outcomes report

Changes made to the plan were mostly related to capital works, and incorporated Federal government funding for projects at sites including Waterworld, the Road & Cycle Safety Centre, Tilley Reserve (lighting) and Lyons Reserve (irrigation).

More information about rates and our plans for the next 12 months can be found on our website

CWMS

Decisions were also made at the 7 July Council meeting in relation to the Community Wastewater Management System (CWMS), including the deferment of the setting of the 2020-21 CWMS service charge until 28 July 2020. Those residents connected to the CWMS network will receive a separate notice representing the 2020-21 service charge during August 2020.

In light of the decision by the South Australian Government to upgrade the CWMS network to SA Water sewer standard, Council also resolved to defer a portion of the planned CWMS renewal works. The works have been deferred while Council works with SA Water on how the proposed upgrade will proceed. While a portion of the renewal works has been deferred, detailed design of those CWMS segments identified for renewal in the CWMS Asset Management Plan will proceed as planned.

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 for 2020-2021.

As we move into the 2020-2021 financial year, we continue to face extraordinary circumstances as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic. Like many in the community, Council has not been immune to the impacts of the virus, having to make a number of changes to our daily operations and the services we offer.

We must find a balance between what residents and other tiers of government expect of us, with what is appropriate and affordable, given our financial position.

We are proposing a 0% rate increase, excluding any increases due to growth, offering residents some much needed rate relief.

To get involved and have your say:

Email and written submissions can also be provided - see the summary document for more details.

Note that due to COVID-19, we are unable to hold a public meeting this year.

Copies of the draft plan, summary document, and hard copy feedback form are also available at the Council's Civic Centre, 571 Montague Road, Modbury.

Following community consultation, Council will determine whether the direction and focus of this plan is appropriate and to what extent the proposed initiatives and standards of service will be funded.


Q and A

Ask us a question about the Draft Annual Business Plan 2020-2021 and we will get back to you.

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

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    Given that employee costs are the second highest expense in the budget estimate and that these costs are to raise 2.2% what effect will the increase in costs have on the dog registration, fees and charges. Will there be less funds available for the improvement of amenities and infrastructure regarding the welfare of dogs and their owners.

    chrisbenray asked over 2 years ago

    Hi chrisbenray

    Thanks for your question. In response:

    The increase in employee costs has no effect on dog registration, fees and charges as Council has determined not to increase these in the 20/21 financial year. While employee costs may increase there are other expenditure lines which can impact the amount of surplus dog reserve money. The amount available for improvement of amenities and infrastructure is impacted by the actual costs (expenditure) and income in that year. Depending on what these actually are at the end of the 20/21 financial year will determine the amount of any surplus dog funds.

    Kind regards, Sarah 

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    Given that all Statutory Charges are governed be usage why is this Budget not AN estimated budget.Given the wording of the Dog and Cat Management Act 1995 as a Separate Account why is the councils animal registrations, fees and charges not held in a separate account. How much of the 2019 / 2020 dog registration, fees and charges account, unused, remained to be transferred to the 2020 / 2021 dog management account

    chrisbenray asked over 2 years ago

    Hi chrisbenray

    Thanks for your question. In response:

    The budget is an estimated budget as previously advised, and we confirm earlier advice that this income is held in separate accounts. 

    In relation to 2019-2020 dog registration fees and charges account funds that remain unused and are to be transferred to the 2020-2021 dog management account, this calculation will not take place until after 30 June 2020 and all expenditure and income has been accounted for. The Council’s financial return to the Dog and Cat Management Board is not due until 31 August 2020.

    Kind regards, Sarah

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    How much of the $2,956,009 of Statutory charges actually accredited to the separate dog management account and how much of the $92,530,000 expenses is accredited to the dog management account .

    chrisbenray asked over 2 years ago

    Hi chrisbenray

    Thanks for your question. In response:

    The total budgeted income from dog related statutory areas is approximately $865,000.

    The total amount of expenditure is approximately $710,000 however this may vary from year to year dependant on the extent of dog related activities undertaken by Council staff.

    Kind regards, Sarah

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    Why are Dog Registrations, fees and charges included in Income when the Legislated Act, the Dog and C at Management Act 1995 calls for all dog income to be held in a separate account and used on all dog issues.

    chrisbenray asked over 2 years ago

    Hi chrisbenray

    Thanks for your question. In response:

    The income from dog registration, fees and charges are held in separate accounts as per the requirements of the Dog and Cat Management Act. The money is spent on dog related activities.

    Kind regards, Sarah

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    Is there any increase for CMWS this year? What plans are there to upgrade CMWS in next 12 Months?

    RichardP asked over 2 years ago

    Hi Richard

    Thanks for your question. In response: 

    The CWMS service charge for a connected property will increase to $725 in 2020-2021. This increase was a decision of Council, made at its meeting on 11 June 2019. More information about the CWMS service charge can be found on page 37 of the draft Annual Business Plan 2020-2021. Our website also has more information about the CWMS at cttg.sa.gov.au/cwms

    Capital works for the CWMS in the next 12 months will include the upgrade of the CWMS servicing Dawson Drive, Angus Court and the nearby section of North East Road in Modbury (see map below, section outlined in black). There will also be other minor works across the whole system which include the installation or replacement of manholes and minor pipe repair work.

    Kind regards, Sarah

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