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Annual Business Plan and Budget

Annual Business Plan and Budget 2023/24

The 2023/24 Annual Business Plan and Budget (ABP) was adopted by Council on Tuesday 27 June, 2023 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.

The Playford community is increasing by an average of seven people a day and will continue to do so for the next 20 years. Council continues to respond to and manage this growth, while meeting the needs of existing residents.

This year, Council will introduce a free opt-in green waste service, which means households will be able to recycle green organics and food waste through a kerbside bin.* We are also boosting our urban tree planting program and will increase trees in our reserves, parks and streets as part of Council’s commitment to increase tree canopy from 15 to 20 percent by 2045.

We are continuing park and reserve upgrades to provide local level connections, will build over one kilometre of new footpaths and invest in infrastructure like roads and stormwater.

Underpinning the budget is over $104 million in the delivery of existing services. These are things the community has told us are important to them - maintenance of streets, verges, ovals and playgrounds​, waste collection and providing libraries and community centres​.

Like much of the community, Council is faced with significant cost increases due to high inflation. We have worked diligently to reduce the impact of these costs by only factoring in inflationary pressures where absolutely necessary. This helps minimise the impact for our ratepayers.

A 7.91 per cent increase in rate revenue for the year enables us to continue to deliver our existing services, introduce new services and maintain financial sustainability.

*The free green bin service will be available from September 2023. Click here for more information.

2023/24 Annual Business Plan and Budget

Past Annual Business Plans

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.