Consultation on Council's draft 2019/20 Annual Business Plan and Budget has closed. A summary of the feedback received from the community will be presented to Council.
To achieve our commitment to the community to maintain and improve services two budget options are being presented. One based on a rate of 3.1% and a second on a rate of 3.55%. Both options work toward the community’s long term goals and objectives with the draft Plans outlining the activities Council proposes to undertake over the next 12 months.
In both options Council has set a cost reduction target of $500,000 with no negative impact on services.
Option 1 – 3.1%
This option has a resultant average rise for a residential property of $53.
A summary of factors contributing to the 3.1% rate increase are:
This option includes providing existing services as well as the following new services:
$853,000 to continue work on Brownhill Creek
$590,000 for the Sturt River Linear Park
$120,000 to improve sporting club facility maintenance
$49,000 for the Blackwood Football Club change rooms
$25,000 for the Cumberland Park Soccer pitch
$9,000 for Murray Darling Association membership
Option B – up to 3.55%
This option has a resultant average rise for a residential property of approximately $60.
A summary of the factors contributing to the up to 3.55% rate increase are:
This option includes the provision of existing services, the new services listed in Option 1 above and between one and all of the following new services:
$1.08m to extend upgrading Council’s Stormwater to address localised flooding
$593,000 for new footpaths
$155,000 to increase the number of trees planted each year
$67,000 to improve community facilities
$42,000 for local traffic improvements
$30,000 for drinking fountains
More details information on the two options can be found by clicking on the links to the two draft documents and by completing the survey.
Click on the images below to access the two options for the draft Annual Business Plan, Budget and Long Term Financial Plan 2019/20
View a Copy of the Plan
Copies of the draft 2019/20 Annual Business Plan and Budget are available at:
- City of Mitcham Civic Centre, 131 Belair Road, Torrens Park
- Mitcham Library, 154 Belair Road, Hawthorn
- Blackwood Library, 215 Main Road, Blackwood