Annual Business Plan and Budget
The Annual Business Plan and Budget shows how Council will allocate its budget and what services, programs and projects will be developed in the coming financial year to contribute to achieving the community’s long term objectives.
The Annual Business Plan outlines Council’s priorities for the year ahead and includes the budget and rating policy. It links to our Community Plan 2030, Long Term Financial Plan and Asset Management Plans, and outlines how we intend to measure our performance.
Developing our budget each year involves an extensive process and our aim is to ensure that the mix of services and capital works meets the needs of residents, businesses and visitors to our council area.
As a part of the Annual Business Plan and budgeting process, the community has the opportunity to provide feedback. View the 2020/21 consultation report.
2020/21 Annual Business Plan and Budget
The City of Victor Harbor adopted its 2020/21 Annual Business Plan and Budget at a special council meeting on Monday, 3 August 2020.
To ease the financial burden on its ratepayers, the Council made the decision to maintain its fixed charge and differential rates at 2019/20 levels. This means that if a property’s capital value has not changed since 1 July 2019, its rates bill will not increase in 2020/21.
The Council has been conscious of the need to support the community, deliver essential services and undertake major infrastructure projects that will be a catalyst for future opportunities. The budget forecasts a capital works program worth $14.9 million and operating expenditure of $29.7 million resulting in a $871,900 deficit.
The City of Victor Harbor has been able to attract around $4.5 million in grant funding for projects and activities in 2020/21. In some cases this has resulted in projects brought forward on the Council’s work plan to take advantage of external contributions.
The Council will undertake the redevelopment of the Railway Plaza which will see Railway Terrace transformed into an adaptable outdoor public space that is safe, welcoming and vibrant. The $4.6 million project, which received a $2.3 million contribution through the SA Government’s Places for People Grant Program, is expected to start in September 2020.
Other notable projects included in the 2020/21 Annual Business Plan and Budget include new public toilets at The Bluff Boat Ramp, upgrade of the Franklin Parade shared pathway from Kent Reserve to The Bluff, safety improvements along Waggon Road and the construction of new stables and amenities for the Horse Tram at Canton Place.