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Draft Annual Business Plan and Budget for 2017-2018

Council’s draft Annual Business Plan for 2017/18 has been developed as a staged approach to achieve our Strategic Plan to 2020 and Long Term Financial Plan 2018-2027.

The draft Plan has been reviewed by key Council staff and Elected Members to achieve and maintain financial sustainability whilst providing great service to our growing community and is now open for community comment.

The budget proposes an Operating Surplus of approximately $494,000 with the total estimated operating expenditure for the year being $22.4m. Income received from external grants from the State and Federal Government is $1.76m and other non‐rate sources are $1.2m.  This leaves a total of 87% or $19.9m to be raised through general rates.

An average residential rate increase of 2.5% is proposed, a modest increase which sees this year’s minimum rate as $1,157.

Council encourages you to read the draft Plan and note the service and investment activities it funds in order to achieve the strategic objectives of the Council for the benefit of the whole community. Please note our core objective of maintaining the high level of local amenity and services our citizen’s expect and enjoy, as well as providing for a safe, healthy and financially responsible future.

We want to hear your priorities, opinions and suggestions on its Annual Business plan and Budget.  The plan will form the Council’s roadmap for the services delivered and activities undertaken over the coming 12 months.

You can view the Draft Annual Business Plan 2017-18 and provide your written submission at:

  • Council's Civic Centre, 128 Prospect Road, Prospect
  • Prospect Library, 1 Thomas Street, Nailsworth

Written submissions are to be received until 5:00pm Tuesday 6 June 2017.

You are also invited to attend a Public Meeting:

  • Monday 5 June 2017, 6pm at Prospect Town Hall, 126 Prospect Road, Prospect

All community feedback captured from the Public Meeting together with the written / on-line submissions will be presented to Council in June 2017.

To find out more, telephone 8269 5355 or email admin@prospect.sa.gov.au

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