Have Your Say: Draft 2024/25 Annual Business Plan and Budget

Published 16th May 2024
The City of Victor Harbor is seeking community feedback on its draft 2024/25 Annual Business Plan and Budget.

The Plan describes how the Council will allocate its budget and what services, programs and projects it intends to undertake to further enhance Victor Harbor’s position as a place of choice to live, work, invest and visit.

In 2024/25 the Council is proposing net capital expenditure of $13.6 million and a $41.3 million operating budget with a deficit of $5.2 million. The deficit will be funded through borrowings to minimise the impact on Council rates and spread costs for two landmark projects across a number of generations.

The coming financial year will see Council continue to work towards the delivery of region-shaping recreation and entertainment facilities through the community and sports Precinct and finalise the implementation of the transformative corporate systems project, while also continuing an expansive range of services and initiatives relied upon by our community.

The draft budget sets out an average rates payable increase of 6% across all properties. The 6% rate rise is based off December 2023 CPI (4.8%) plus an allowance to bring The Precinct to fruition (1.2%). For residential properties this represents an average rates payable increase of $140 (or around $2.70 per week).

In addition to The Precinct and corporate systems replacement, projects outlined in the Annual Business Plan include:

  • Undertaking a major review of the Urban Growth Management Strategy
  • Completing detailed designs for remaining components of the Arts and Culture Centre
  • Delivering coastal protection measures at Yilki to protect against sea level rise
  • Continuing the progressive partnership with Business Victor Harbor
  • A funding contribution to support the operations of the Encounter Community Centre
  • Stage one of the Jagger Road reconstruction project
  • Delivery of the Giles Street stormwater project.

Learn more

Community members are encouraged to contribute to Council’s decision-making process. You can have your say:

  • Online: at yoursay.victor.sa.gov.au
  • By submitting a written submission: via post to PO Box 11, Victor Harbor SA 5211; email to localgov@victor.sa.gov.au; delivery to 1 Bay Road, Victor Harbor
  • By attending a Listening Post:
    • Victor Central Shopping Centre (near Strandbags): Thursday, 30 May 2024 between 10am - 3pm
    • Victor Harbor Farmers' Market (Grosvenor Gardens): Saturday, 1 June 2024 between 8am - 11am
    • Victor Central Shopping Centre (near Strandbags): Tuesday, 4 June 2024 between 10am - 3pm
  • By attending the Public Meeting: From 6:30pm at the Civic Centre (1 Bay Road, Victor Harbor) on Thursday, 6 June 2024

All feedback must be received by 5pm on Tuesday, 11 June 2024.