Annual Business Plan and Budget

Annual Business Plan & Budget 2017/18

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In 2017-18 Council is budgeting for an Operating Result of $0. This is within the target range in the Councils Long Term Financial Plan for 2017-18.

 In 2017-18 Council is committed to undertaking projects that focus on maintaining or upgrading the community’s existing assets or on projects that enable Council to leverage its resources to attract further investment.

 Projects funded in the Annual Business Plan for 2017-18 include:

  • Jane Eliza Riverfront Paving Extension
  • Urban Design Framework priority projects
  • Jane Eliza Masterplan 
  • Jane Eliza Masterplan Commercial Marina and Boat Slip business case
  • Tracks and Trails promotion
  • Implement Plushes Bend Management plan
  • Renmark Sporting Complex Carpark upgrades
  • Road Resealing Program
Our 2017-18 Performance

Council has seen a budget turnaround of over $650,000, from a deficit in 2010–11 of $705,515 to a 2017–18 budgeted deficit position of $19,000.

 Our Rates and Service Charges

Council is focused on maintaining a sustainable position while being conscious of cost pressures that the area is facing, and in particular the effects these are having on residents and businesses.

 In 2017–18 the Council’s forecasted average residential rates for the average Capital Value of $224,107 is as follows;


2016-2017 RPC Residential Average


2017-2018 RPC Residential Average



2016-2017 RPC average
dollar value of rate increase for residential properties


(or $0.55 a week)

2017-2018 RPC average
dollar value of rate increase for residential properties


(or $0.46 a week)


In 2017–18 the following rates will apply for varying land use types:


Land Use

Cents in the dollar



Commercial (Shops)


Commercial (Office)


Commercial (Other)


Industrial (Light)


Industrial (Other)


Primary Production


Vacant Land





The adopted average rate increase ensures that the Renmark Paringa Council remains as one of the lowest rating Councils in South Australia.

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