Draft 2021/2022 Annual Business Plan & Budget

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The Draft 2021/22 Annual Business Plan and Budget document provides a complete overview of Council’s financial position and highlights our proposed budget in reader friendly format. The proposed budget aims to ensure Council’s financial sustainability in the medium to long term while still achieving the objects of Council’s Strategic Plan.

We encourage the community to read the full Draft 2021/2022 Annual Business Plan & Budget before taking the survey below.

The input from our community in the development of the 2021/2022 Annual Business Plan and Budget is as vital as ever to ensure Council continues to deliver the high-quality services that our community needs, while working within the goals of the long-term financial plan and remaining responsive to community feedback.

Rates

Last year, facing the uncertainty of the COVID-19 pandemic Council kept the increase to 1.05% below the level of inflation.

This year rates will increase by estimated CPI (1%) plus 0.25% plus an additional 1% to cover an increase of over $100,000 of waste charges due to increased disposal and other charges. The total rate increase has been modelled on 2.25%.

Council is currently in negotiations with its waste services provider to identify ways of reducing this additional cost prior to setting the rates for 2021/2022.

Increase in Waste & Recycling Charges from Fleurieu Regional Waste Authority (FRWA)

FRWA’s Business Plan includes a number of initiatives for the 2021-22 financial year including two, 1/2 price green waste disposal days at the waste and recycling depot, development of a carbon emissions reduction roadmap and review of public place recycling.

The cost of managing waste has increased over recent years due to Federal and State legislation, the reduction in overseas markets for recyclable products and subsequent increases in processing of recycling (83% in 2020/21).

The COVID-19 pandemic has also had a significant impact on waste generation with more people moving into and visiting our region with waste streams increased to 14.5%. This has affected the assumptions used in forecasting future expenditure and income.

The proposed contribution requirement for District Council of Yankalilla has increased by $101,230 (a percentage increase of close to 11%) for 2021/2022.

Options to Reduce Costs

Council would like to hear feedback from the community on the option of reducing the opening days at the FRWA Waste & Recycling Depot at Yankalilla from 5 days back to 3 days per week, opening on Tuesdays, Thursdays & Sundays (closed on public holidays), this will result in a saving of $41,000.

Secondly, to make it more of a user pays system we propose to increase the fees by 10% at the FRWA Waste & Recycling Depot at Yankalilla to bring the fees in line with other FRWA sites, which would increase income by $12,380. These two options if supported could be a saving of $53,380 in the 2021/2022 budget. Tell us what you think.

New Library Design

Council at their 20 April 2021 Council meeting endorsed a preferred design for the construction of the new Library. This decision was based on previous consultation processes and many conversations over the past six years. Each consultation process and conversation brought Council closer to an end preferred design with learnings from each step applied to the next to reach the pointy end of the process.

Council now seeks feedback from the community one last time through our Annual Business Plan & Budget consultation on the design to see if there are any major flaws with the preferred design. The consultation process is not designed to repeat previous processes but to ask the community, based on the previous feedback we have received, for any comments you may have.

Focus of feedback should be on the function of the centre, Library and use by the community including library users, youth, Historical Society, Lions Club and Other. However, Council will evaluate and consider all feedback received and consider making changes prior to going to tender for construction.

How to provide feedback

Public Meetings

Due to limited capacity in the chambers with social distancing guidelines still in effect, we will be holding two public meetings predominantly on-line via Zoom but also offer the opportunity for those without internet access to join us in person with limited seats available. Bookings essential, please phone our customer service team on 8558 0200.

Wednesday 19 May 2021 at the following times:

Afternoon meeting 2pm
Meeting ID: 886 3249 5338
Passcode: 5203

Evening meeting 7pm
Meeting ID: 874 3070 5711
Passcode: 5203

The Draft 2021/22 Annual Business Plan and Budget document provides a complete overview of Council’s financial position and highlights our proposed budget in reader friendly format. The proposed budget aims to ensure Council’s financial sustainability in the medium to long term while still achieving the objects of Council’s Strategic Plan.

We encourage the community to read the full Draft 2021/2022 Annual Business Plan & Budget before taking the survey below.

The input from our community in the development of the 2021/2022 Annual Business Plan and Budget is as vital as ever to ensure Council continues to deliver the high-quality services that our community needs, while working within the goals of the long-term financial plan and remaining responsive to community feedback.

Rates

Last year, facing the uncertainty of the COVID-19 pandemic Council kept the increase to 1.05% below the level of inflation.

This year rates will increase by estimated CPI (1%) plus 0.25% plus an additional 1% to cover an increase of over $100,000 of waste charges due to increased disposal and other charges. The total rate increase has been modelled on 2.25%.

Council is currently in negotiations with its waste services provider to identify ways of reducing this additional cost prior to setting the rates for 2021/2022.

Increase in Waste & Recycling Charges from Fleurieu Regional Waste Authority (FRWA)

FRWA’s Business Plan includes a number of initiatives for the 2021-22 financial year including two, 1/2 price green waste disposal days at the waste and recycling depot, development of a carbon emissions reduction roadmap and review of public place recycling.

The cost of managing waste has increased over recent years due to Federal and State legislation, the reduction in overseas markets for recyclable products and subsequent increases in processing of recycling (83% in 2020/21).

The COVID-19 pandemic has also had a significant impact on waste generation with more people moving into and visiting our region with waste streams increased to 14.5%. This has affected the assumptions used in forecasting future expenditure and income.

The proposed contribution requirement for District Council of Yankalilla has increased by $101,230 (a percentage increase of close to 11%) for 2021/2022.

Options to Reduce Costs

Council would like to hear feedback from the community on the option of reducing the opening days at the FRWA Waste & Recycling Depot at Yankalilla from 5 days back to 3 days per week, opening on Tuesdays, Thursdays & Sundays (closed on public holidays), this will result in a saving of $41,000.

Secondly, to make it more of a user pays system we propose to increase the fees by 10% at the FRWA Waste & Recycling Depot at Yankalilla to bring the fees in line with other FRWA sites, which would increase income by $12,380. These two options if supported could be a saving of $53,380 in the 2021/2022 budget. Tell us what you think.

New Library Design

Council at their 20 April 2021 Council meeting endorsed a preferred design for the construction of the new Library. This decision was based on previous consultation processes and many conversations over the past six years. Each consultation process and conversation brought Council closer to an end preferred design with learnings from each step applied to the next to reach the pointy end of the process.

Council now seeks feedback from the community one last time through our Annual Business Plan & Budget consultation on the design to see if there are any major flaws with the preferred design. The consultation process is not designed to repeat previous processes but to ask the community, based on the previous feedback we have received, for any comments you may have.

Focus of feedback should be on the function of the centre, Library and use by the community including library users, youth, Historical Society, Lions Club and Other. However, Council will evaluate and consider all feedback received and consider making changes prior to going to tender for construction.

How to provide feedback

Public Meetings

Due to limited capacity in the chambers with social distancing guidelines still in effect, we will be holding two public meetings predominantly on-line via Zoom but also offer the opportunity for those without internet access to join us in person with limited seats available. Bookings essential, please phone our customer service team on 8558 0200.

Wednesday 19 May 2021 at the following times:

Afternoon meeting 2pm
Meeting ID: 886 3249 5338
Passcode: 5203

Evening meeting 7pm
Meeting ID: 874 3070 5711
Passcode: 5203

  • CLOSED: This survey has concluded.

    The Annual Business Plan and Budget is a balancing act for Council with the delivery of services and projects for the community and the raising of rates to pay for them. Have we got the balancing act right? In reviewing the list of proposed projects and services within the plan, are there any that Council needs to consider stopping, starting or keeping?

    We also seek feedback on the new Library design and options presented by Fleurieu Regional Waste Authority to reduce the significant increase in waste and recycling costs impacting our budget.

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