Adelaide City Council is inviting the community to have a say on its draft 2016-17 Integrated Business Plan, open for consultation from 11 May to 31 May.
Lord Mayor Martin Haese is encouraging people to give feedback on how the Council plans to manage its $193 million annual expenditure and $1.3 billion in assets during the next 12 months.
“The draft 2016-17 Integrated Business Plan will align and integrate with Council’s new 2016-20 Strategic Plan and will work to deliver projects and outcomes set out within the plan.
“The Strategic Plan sets out our vision for Adelaide to be a smart, green, liveable, boutique city full of rich experiences and we have allowed funding within this budget to work toward all of these outcomes.
“The draft Integrated Business Plan also focuses on delivering key projects along with on-going services such as maintaining roads and footpaths, waste collection, cleansing and Park Lands maintenance. We must focus on what makes Adelaide one of the most liveable cities and continue to deliver high-quality services and invest in infrastructure in a cost-effective way.
“Growth from new development in the city has enabled us to relieve the cost of living pressures for city residents and businesses and limit the general rate increase on existing properties to CPI. Revenue generated from rates is reinvested back into the City and North Adelaide.
“This low increase follows a freeze on the rate in the dollar last year which meant for many residents, there was no increase in their rates.”