Draft Annual Business Plan and Budget 2022-2023

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Council decision/outcomes

Council considered the feedback provided by the community at its meeting on 14 June 2022. The feedback received will also be used to inform the next Annual Business Plan and Budget.

Read the community engagement outcomes report

At its meeting on 28 June 2022, amendments were made to the Annual Business Plan and at a Special Meeting on 5 July 2022 Council adopted the Annual Business Plan and Budget for 2022-2023.

A summary of changes from the draft plan to the final 2022-2023 Annual Business Plan can be found at the beginning of the plan, however key changes include Council decisions to:

  • Reduce the rate increase to 2.7% (excluding increases due to growth). The draft proposed rate increase was 3.0% (excluding increases due to growth). The capital project named ‘Sport Field Floodlighting – To Be Determined TBA’ with a budget of $374k was removed from the capital works program in response to the rate increase change (14 June Council meeting)
  • Carry forward $3.5m of income and $11.8 of expenditure into the 2022-2023 Annual Business Plan as projects carried forward from the 2021-2022 year (24 May Council meeting)
  • Change several capital works projects in the 2022-2023 Annual Business Plan to align with state government grants (28 June Council meeting)

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

Read the 2022-2023 Annual Business Plan Summary

Read the Council reports and minutes for the Council meetings noted above

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 2022-2023.

To fund this year's Annual Business Plan and Budget we have proposed a 3.0% rate increase, excluding any increases due to growth. This will provide $88.5 million in operating income.

In the next financial year we plan to deliver more than $36 million in community infrastructure in a bid to boost the local economy, improve health and wellbeing outcomes and increase safety and accessibility across our City. This includes a $12 million community building and sporting clubroom at Harpers Field (Golden Grove) and upgrades for Modbury Sporting Complex (Ridgehaven) and Tilley Recreation Park (Surrey Downs). Funding will be offset through State Government partnerships.

Investment in roads, footpaths and open spaces such as playgrounds continues this year, with about $6.8 million to be spent on improvements.

More information is available in the summary document and the draft Annual Business Plan 2022-2023, which include a list of proposed capital works.


To get involved and have your say:

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

Note that as public meetings are still suspended due to COVID-19, a public meeting for the draft Annual Business Plan will not be held 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.

Your feedback is appreciate by Friday, 27 May 2022. Following the consultation process, 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.

If you need assistance to participate in this consultation, please call the Community Engagement team on 8397 7444 or send us a message

Council decision/outcomes

Council considered the feedback provided by the community at its meeting on 14 June 2022. The feedback received will also be used to inform the next Annual Business Plan and Budget.

Read the community engagement outcomes report

At its meeting on 28 June 2022, amendments were made to the Annual Business Plan and at a Special Meeting on 5 July 2022 Council adopted the Annual Business Plan and Budget for 2022-2023.

A summary of changes from the draft plan to the final 2022-2023 Annual Business Plan can be found at the beginning of the plan, however key changes include Council decisions to:

  • Reduce the rate increase to 2.7% (excluding increases due to growth). The draft proposed rate increase was 3.0% (excluding increases due to growth). The capital project named ‘Sport Field Floodlighting – To Be Determined TBA’ with a budget of $374k was removed from the capital works program in response to the rate increase change (14 June Council meeting)
  • Carry forward $3.5m of income and $11.8 of expenditure into the 2022-2023 Annual Business Plan as projects carried forward from the 2021-2022 year (24 May Council meeting)
  • Change several capital works projects in the 2022-2023 Annual Business Plan to align with state government grants (28 June Council meeting)

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

Read the 2022-2023 Annual Business Plan Summary

Read the Council reports and minutes for the Council meetings noted above

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 2022-2023.

To fund this year's Annual Business Plan and Budget we have proposed a 3.0% rate increase, excluding any increases due to growth. This will provide $88.5 million in operating income.

In the next financial year we plan to deliver more than $36 million in community infrastructure in a bid to boost the local economy, improve health and wellbeing outcomes and increase safety and accessibility across our City. This includes a $12 million community building and sporting clubroom at Harpers Field (Golden Grove) and upgrades for Modbury Sporting Complex (Ridgehaven) and Tilley Recreation Park (Surrey Downs). Funding will be offset through State Government partnerships.

Investment in roads, footpaths and open spaces such as playgrounds continues this year, with about $6.8 million to be spent on improvements.

More information is available in the summary document and the draft Annual Business Plan 2022-2023, which include a list of proposed capital works.


To get involved and have your say:

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

Note that as public meetings are still suspended due to COVID-19, a public meeting for the draft Annual Business Plan will not be held 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.

Your feedback is appreciate by Friday, 27 May 2022. Following the consultation process, 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.

If you need assistance to participate in this consultation, please call the Community Engagement team on 8397 7444 or send us a message

Draft Annual Business Plan and Budget 2022-2023

Ask us a question about the Draft Annual Business Plan 2022-2023 and we will get back to you.

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

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    Any chance of there ever being a public toilet at spring crescent playground, Banksia Park. Right next door to BBQs and numerous sporting facilities but no toilets. Some like at illyarie reserve in surrey Downs would be great. Thanks

    RachelG asked 9 months ago

    Hi RachelG, thanks for your question. In response:

    Grant funding allocated to Council as part of a 2022 State Election Commitment is to be considered by Council in June 2022 for the undertaking of a masterplan for the Banksia Park Sports Area. The playground at Spring Crescent forms part of this sports area and the consideration of a public toilet will be included as part of this process.

    Kind regards, Joanne

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    During 2022 despite lots of interruptions eg covid restrictions Aqua aerobics classes grew and thrived under supervision of qualified instructor providing fitness and social activity for people of all ages Will this wonderful service continue and which council member is overseeing this

    Indi asked 9 months ago

    Hi Indi, thanks for your question and feedback on Waterworld Aquatic Centre's aqua aerobics program. This program is part of our seasonal suite of aquatic programs and is anticipated to be offered again when the season opens in October 2022. The Ward Councillors for the area in which Waterworld sits are Cr Damien Wyld and Cr Lyn Petrie

    Kind regards, Sarah

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    In 2019 and many times throughout it's life the Joint Venture Animal Shelter with Salisbury council was stated that the plan was " Good Value for Rate Payers Money ". Based on what comparison, no due diligence was done by the finance department or the Audit Commitee to cost the other options available to council. The high end estimate by finance for costs to rate payers was $125K, yet in the buildings refurbish sat $300K making the cost to rate payers $425K , $125K OVER the highend estimate . Why were"nt the other options open to council for animal management costed and audited and why were'nt all costing of all options done by finance and audited to ensue that the option chosen by council is the best value for ratepayers money. How can we the rate payer trust council with handling finance.

    chrisbenray asked 9 months ago

    Hi chrisbenray, thanks for your question. In response:

    Council did undertake costings and comparisons and in that, reviewed existing available options, current standards for animal care and impound facilities and the opportunities of working with a neighbouring Council. In addition to financial considerations the customer experience outcomes have been considered with the Animal Shelter.

    Kind regards, Sarah

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    Why does council believe that in Statutory charges that dog registration fees are set by the State Government when they are set by councils. Why does council include these fees in the total with rates when they are supposed to be held in a seperate account and only used for the purposes of dog and cat management as per the DCM Act 1995.

    chrisbenray asked 9 months ago

    Hi chrisbenray, thanks for your question. In response:

    Dog registration fees are Statutory Charges and Council is required by legislation to set these fees. 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 animal management activities.

    Kind regards, Sarah

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    These sporting fields should be user pay system . 50 plus years and still no footpaths in the street that I lived on, issue with street lighting doesnt shine that well have raise the issue in the past but the CEO response was it was to the standard of the subdivision back in 1960`S we are in the 2022`s . If the CEO thinks this I should pay the same council rates as it was in 1960.

    RobertP asked 9 months ago

    Hi Robert P, thanks for your question/comments. In response:

    The City of Tea Tree Gully provides a range of facilities to a variety of community based organisations. The operating costs for the buildings are paid for by the respective community group where there is a lease in place. Alternatively, where a community group hires Council owned facilities on a casual basis, the operational costs are recovered via a hire fee.

    In relation to footpaths, Council recognises that a number of suburbs were established back in the 1960s and 1970s without a footpath network. Over the past ten years Council has invested $1m each year to support the installation of a footpath network in these suburbs. Council will continue to spend $1m per year on new footpaths. 

    We understand you were in touch with Council about a footpath on your street about 18 months ago, and the advice from Council staff at this time was that it was not a priority based on the criteria in our Footpath Policy. We have checked this for you again and can confirm that this advice is unchanged. Please let us know if you would like further information about this.

    In relation to street lighting, Council has commenced a program to upgrade particular street lights to LED. This changeover will occur over a number of years and follows a change to the South Australia Power Network's (SAPN) street light tariff which reflects the lower electricity consumption of LED lighting. The changeover to LED will focus on the City’s main roads initially. 

    Kind regards, Sarah

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