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Annual Business Plan and Budget

The 2022/23 Annual Business Plan and Budget (ABP) was adopted by Council on 28 June, 2022 following a period of community engagement.

The plan outlines the services, projects and programs Council will deliver in the year ahead, reflecting Council’s sustained focus on investing in the things that matter most to the community – building core infrastructure, improving the local environment and supporting a quality lifestyle for residents.

It includes extensive renewal of existing roads, footpaths and kerbs; it allows for 2,000 trees to be planted across the city; it details major upgrades to sports facilities and community infrastructure and there will be new and revitalised outdoor play spaces across the city.

These are the things we know will make a positive difference to the lives of people in our community, with investment in long term assets also benefiting future generations who will call Playford home.

Council is committed to maintaining a responsible budget while keeping rates as low as possible. We continue to implement our long-term Finance Strategy to manage debt and make the organisation financially sustainable, through ongoing breakeven or surplus operating positions and reducing historical debt. The 22/23 budget maintains an operating surplus position, meaning we only spend the income we have and do not borrow money for ongoing service delivery.

In 2022/23, Council is facing increasing costs, such as inflationary costs and impacts of supply chain shortages. We have managed to partially offset these with $1M of ongoing savings. A 2.85% increase in rate revenue for the year enables us to continue to deliver our existing services and introduce new services to our city.

To find out more details about how the Annual Business Plan and Budget will impact your rates, our rating and rebate policies, please visit the YOUR RATES page.