Annual Business Plan and Budget

Annual Business Plan & Budget 2018/19

    Annual Business Plan 2018        

Influences and Priorities for 2018/19

In 2018/19 Council is budgeting for an Operating Surplus of $3,000. This is within the target range in the Councils Long Term Financial Plan for 2018/19. In 2018/19 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 2018/19 include:

  • Urban Design Framework – Stage 1A
  • Houseboat Management Plan
  • Renmark Swimming Pool Upgrade
  • Road Resealing Program
  • Government Road Construction – Stage 1
  • KM Tucker Hall Upgrades
  • Local Government Elections.
  • Urban Design Framework

Our 2018/19 Performance

Council has seen a budget turnaround of over $700,000, from a deficit in 2010/11 of $705,515 to a 2018/19 budgeted Operating Surplus of $3,000.

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 2018/19 the Council’s forecasted average residential rates for the average Capital Value of $226,978 is as follows;

2017/18 RPC Residential Average

$1,658

2018/19 RPC Residential Average

$1,697

2018/19 RPC average dollar value of rate increase for residential   properties

$39

2018/19 RPC average percentage rate increase for residential   properties

2.4%

 In 2018/19 the following rates will apply for varying land use types:

Land Use

Cents in the Dollar

Residential

0.2348

Commercial (Shops)

0.4979

Commercial (Office)

0.4979

Commercial (Other)

0.4979

Industrial (Light)

0.4979

Industrial (Other)

0.4979

Primary Production

0.3502

Vacant Land

0.774

Other

0.2348

 

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

Fixed Charge

Council imposes a fixed charge against individual allotments (subject to the property being eligible to be adjoined or classified as a Single Farm Enterprise). The fixed charge for 2018/19 is set at $400.

Separate Rates

Council collects the Natural Resources Management levy on behalf of the State Government. In 2018/19 the amount Council is  required to collect is $330,145.The Council Service Charges for 2018/19 will be:

Community Wastewater Management Scheme (CWMS)

Council imposes a CWMS service charge on all properties connected to the Renmark and Paringa schemes. In 2018/19 the CWMS charge is $435 per unit. The revenue generated is used to fund the operations of the wastewater schemes, renewal of existing infrastructure and expansion of the system.

Waste Management Charge

Council differentiates between Town and Rural Waste collection which are used to fund activities relating to the collection and disposal of waste.

  • General Waste (Red Bin) Town and Rural – $145
  • Recyclables (Yellow Bin) Town and Rural – $70
  • Green Waste (Green Bin) Town – $60.
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