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Annual Business Plan & Budget

Annual Business Plan & Budget 2019-2020

In 2019/20 Council’s adopted budget ensures Council continues to be financially sustainable whilst delivering the range of services and infrastructure for affordable rates.  

The total rates increase across the City is 2.0% (plus new property growth).

This includes a 0.6% increase in total rates for funding the $600,000 additional impost in the solid waste levied by the state government budget on the 18 June 2019.

For the “typical” residential ratepayer paying $1,377 p.a (median property valuation of $514,818) or $3.77 per day this is an additional $0.56 cents per week.

The minimum rate for 35% of all ratepayers will increase from $1071 to $1095, an additional $24 p.a.

This total rates increase of 2% is as against a Local Government Price Index (LGPI) of 2.1% as at March 2019 and forecast CPI by Access Economics for 2019/20 of 2.1%.

Below is the distribution of residential rates increases across the City                  

Residential Rates Increases 2019-2020 graph

72.1% of residential ratepayers will have a rates increase less than 2.5% with 19% a reduction in rates. 

For the rates tax levied, ratepayers are investing in the following services and infrastructure in their local community:

  • Core services such as maintenance of parks, reserves, roads and community buildings, waste collection and recycling services, development planning and compliance, and provision of five library services throughout the City at a total operating cost (excluding depreciation) of $87.727m.
  • Additional annual operating initiatives of $2.688m including economic development and initiatives to support to business, school holiday sports program and greening the City projects.
  • A Capital works program investing $58.99m for roads, footpaths, traffic management initiatives, playgrounds, continuation of flood mitigation stormwater works on Port Road, the completion of the upgrade of the St Clair Recreation centre, West Beach Rockwall and SAPN street lighting replacement program.

View the Annual Business Plan and Budget 2019/20 document  to view the comprehensive list  of all capital and annual operating initiatives:

Annual Business Plan and Budget 2019-2020 (2001 kb)

Annual Business Plan and Budget Summary 2019-2020 (6238 kb)

2018/19

Annual Business Plan and Budget 2018-2019 (1697 kb)

Annual Business Plan and Budget Summary 2018-2019 (6193 kb)

2017/18

Annual Business Plan and Budget 2017-2018 (1770 kb)

Annual Business Plan and Budget Summary 2017-2018 (9313 kb)

2016/17

Annual Business Plan and Budget 2016-2017 (1476 kb)

Annual Business Plan and Budget Summary 2016-2017 (6568 kb)

2015/2016

Annual Business Plan and Budget 2015-2016 (1814 kb)

Annual Business Plan & Budget Summary 2015-2016 (5942 kb)

2014/2015

Annual Business Plan and Budget 2014-2015 (1535 kb)

Annual Business Plan & Budget Summary 2014-2015 (1603 kb)

2013/2014

Annual Business Plan and Budget 2013 - 2014 (1619 kb)
Annual Business Plan & Budget Summary 2013-2014 (1832 kb)

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