Annual Business Plan: 2015/16

Consultation has concluded

The proposed budget for 2015-16 has followed this Council’s development of a four year strategic plan that maps out the principal focuses of our Council until 2018 and beyond. Having been through a process of tight control on expenditure to improve our financial situation, Council will have a major focus on ensuring that our assets are maintained and renewed. Rating processes will be reviewed in the new financial year with a view to ensuring that our system is as fair and equitable to those amongst us who struggle to pay.

We have put into the plan some projects that will lay the foundations for some exciting developments over the next four years. Council will continue to responsibly manage our financial situation to ensure that we sustainably deliver the services the community expects

Have we got our priorities right? We are seeking your help to ensure that our Annual Business Plan will sustainably deliver on priorities and realise the ambitions of the community.




The proposed budget for 2015-16 has followed this Council’s development of a four year strategic plan that maps out the principal focuses of our Council until 2018 and beyond. Having been through a process of tight control on expenditure to improve our financial situation, Council will have a major focus on ensuring that our assets are maintained and renewed. Rating processes will be reviewed in the new financial year with a view to ensuring that our system is as fair and equitable to those amongst us who struggle to pay.

We have put into the plan some projects that will lay the foundations for some exciting developments over the next four years. Council will continue to responsibly manage our financial situation to ensure that we sustainably deliver the services the community expects

Have we got our priorities right? We are seeking your help to ensure that our Annual Business Plan will sustainably deliver on priorities and realise the ambitions of the community.




CLOSED: This discussion has concluded.
  • Why does it cost over $2000 to have our septic tanks cleaned every four years? I notice in the Rates and charges that Council's administrative charges and CWMS charges are proposed to increase by 5%. It is possible to opt out of the CWMS and make your own arrangements?

    please issues statement asked about 4 years ago

    Thanks for your question.

    Council (like many other regional Councils) runs the entire waste water management system for towns serviced by the CWMS within our district. This is different to metropolitan Adelaide where SA Water provides the sewerage system.

    Your annual service charge pays not only for the periodic pump-out of the septic tanks connected to the scheme, it also covers costs associated with the treatment and disposal of the effluent from our Normanville Waste Water Treatment Plant and the stringent compliance and auditing requirements of the State legislation.

    A communal system such as this has benefits to the environment and avoids the impacts of poorly maintained or failing on-site disposal situations, compared with individual arrangements and this is particularly important within closely settled townships.