Draft Annual Business Plan 17/18

Consultation has concluded

The Draft Annual Business Plan has been developed within an overall planning framework which sets the strategic directions for the Council over the medium and long term and converts these into annual actions and outputs.

Council uses financial modeling tools to examine the potential impact of its decisions over the long term. The modeling provides a high-level budget framework to guide us when preparing the budget detail and ensure we understand the impact of decisions made today on our future.

In 2017/18 Council has continued with a strategy that will maintain the operating surplus position it has achieved in ensuring Council continues to be financially sustainable whilst delivering the range of services and infrastructure for affordable rates.

The high level framework for development of the annual budget 2017/18 proposes a 2.7% rates increase plus new property growth of 1.2%. It will deliver:

  • Core services such as maintenance of parks, reserves, roads and community buildings, waste collection and recycling services, development planning and compliance, and provision of five library services throughout the City at a total operating cost (excluding depreciation) of $88.73m.
  • Additional annual operating initiatives of $2.1m including economic development and initiatives to support to business, school holiday sports program, illegal dumping strategy and greening the City projects.
  • A capital works program investing $82m (net council’s contribution of $52.8m with additional expenditure funded by grants) for road and expanded footpath program, traffic management initiatives, playgrounds, flood mitigation stormwater works on Port Road, and upgrade of the St Clair Recreation centre and waste and recycling centre.

View the Draft Annual Business Plan Projects Infographic here.

We are consulting on a range of projects and your feedback will help us to decide the priorities in the final budget. This year, we have developed a wide range of ways you can have a say.

You can:

Submissions by post are also welcomed. Please direct mail to:

  • Valli Morphett, Coordinator Place Management, City of Charles Sturt, PO Box 1, Woodville, 5011.

Consultation closes 5pm on 11 May 2017.

The Draft Annual Business Plan has been developed within an overall planning framework which sets the strategic directions for the Council over the medium and long term and converts these into annual actions and outputs.

Council uses financial modeling tools to examine the potential impact of its decisions over the long term. The modeling provides a high-level budget framework to guide us when preparing the budget detail and ensure we understand the impact of decisions made today on our future.

In 2017/18 Council has continued with a strategy that will maintain the operating surplus position it has achieved in ensuring Council continues to be financially sustainable whilst delivering the range of services and infrastructure for affordable rates.

The high level framework for development of the annual budget 2017/18 proposes a 2.7% rates increase plus new property growth of 1.2%. It will deliver:

  • Core services such as maintenance of parks, reserves, roads and community buildings, waste collection and recycling services, development planning and compliance, and provision of five library services throughout the City at a total operating cost (excluding depreciation) of $88.73m.
  • Additional annual operating initiatives of $2.1m including economic development and initiatives to support to business, school holiday sports program, illegal dumping strategy and greening the City projects.
  • A capital works program investing $82m (net council’s contribution of $52.8m with additional expenditure funded by grants) for road and expanded footpath program, traffic management initiatives, playgrounds, flood mitigation stormwater works on Port Road, and upgrade of the St Clair Recreation centre and waste and recycling centre.

View the Draft Annual Business Plan Projects Infographic here.

We are consulting on a range of projects and your feedback will help us to decide the priorities in the final budget. This year, we have developed a wide range of ways you can have a say.

You can:

Submissions by post are also welcomed. Please direct mail to:

  • Valli Morphett, Coordinator Place Management, City of Charles Sturt, PO Box 1, Woodville, 5011.

Consultation closes 5pm on 11 May 2017.

  • Submission Form - Budget 17/18

    We welcome your feedback. Please make a submission here.


    We welcome your feedback. Please make a submission here.


    Consultation has concluded