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Council Budget have your say: 2018/19 City of Playford Draft Annual Business Plan

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Council Budget have your say: 2018/19 City of Playford Draft Annual Business Plan
Published 30 April 2018
Each year, the City of Playford sets its budget and in doing so reviews the cost of delivering programs and services while factoring in additional State Government imposed levies and costs.

Each year, the City of Playford sets its budget and in doing so reviews the cost of delivering programs and services while factoring in additional State Government imposed levies and costs.

This is outlined in three key documents:

The 2018/19 Annual Business Plan and Budget (ABP)

the Long Term Financial Plan (LTFP)

Asset Management Plan (AMP)

The plans will be open for feedback from 2 May to 22 May, 2018. As the fastest growing Council region in South Australia, the State Government has designated 70% of all green-field sites to be developed out of Playford to cope with these demands.

City of Playford Mayor Glenn Docherty says these documents are pivotal in steering the future course for our community.“Our population is expected to increase to more than 130, 000 residents by 2036, so we need to ensure we have the infrastructure in place and the services to support them,” Mayor Docherty said.

“This budget will pave the way for future and existing roads, footpaths, sporting grounds, parks, water infrastructure, school and pedestrian crossings.”

Over the next financial year, Council will invest $71.7 million in its Capital Works Program, which includes $25.3 million to renew or replace existing assets and $38.3 million for new or enhanced assets. This includes:

$5.2 million Grenville Centre redevelopment

$2.6 million to upgrade the Virginia Main Street

$1.1 million for rural road sealing in One Tree Hill and surrounds

$2.2 million for the Greater Edinburgh Parks stormwater trunk outfall and a further $379,000 for minor stormwater works

$240,000 to install disability access to 60 bus stops

$1.1 million for footpath upgrades

$228,000 for Blakeview’s Fund My Neighbourhood cycling and walking path

$1.2 million for Black Spot road program

$2.4 million to continue the Playford Alive urban renewal

$2.6 million to continue Council’s recycled water business

Delivery of Fremont Park Stage 2

^ The City of Playford has budgeted $2.6 million toward the upgrade of Old Port Wakefield Road, Virginia, with further funding required from State or Federal Government to complete the project.

In the past 12 months, Council has saved over $900,000 as a result of its landmark Continuous Improvement Program.

These savings will fund 16 new and enhanced services in 2018/19, including:

Kalara Reserve clubroom upgrade at Davoren Park

$240,000 to install disability access to 60 bus stops

Delivery of Fremont Park Stage 2

$228,000 for Blakeview’s Fund My Neighbourhood cycling and walking path

Road upgrade programs

^ Stage 2 of Fremont Park's development, featuring motoring industry themed play equipment designed by local schoolchildren, will be delivered in 2018/19.

The 2018/19 Annual Business Plan and Budget proposes a rate increase for home owners of three per cent.

This equates to an additional $45 per year based on the average capital value of a home in Playford of $238,000.

“After the 21-day public consultation period Council will consider all feedback received before making a final decision,” Mayor Docherty said.

For more information and to view the full report, go to www.playford.sa.gov.au/publicconsultation