2020/21-2022/23 Draft Business Plan Released
Sustained services and improvements including a capital works program to add stimulus to our regional economy is a focus of Port Pirie Regional Council’s draft 2020/21-2022/23 Business Plan and Budget.
This document has been released today for public consultation and Council is keen to engage with the community to receive and consider all feedback.
Port Pirie Regional Council has delayed this year’s Business Plan and Budget following an offer from the South Australian Government to allow councils time to better understand the financial impacts of COVID-19 on our communities. This will result in a later adoption of the Business Plan and therefore, later issuing of rates. Legislation requires four instalments throughout 2020/21 and these will be spread evenly between December 2020 and June 2021, however, Council has been encouraging residents to make payments early to ease financial pressures closer to Christmas and into 2021.
The delivery of the Business Plan is facilitated by a reasonable rate increase based on the Consumer Price Index (CPI) and less than the planned increase in the Long Term Financial Plan 2019-29.
Council’s approach to community engagement will be measured in line with current COVID-19 restrictions; however, a series of community forums will be held throughout the Port Pirie Regional Council area. Dates, times and locations will be published and advertised in local media and through Council’s website and social media once confirmed.
There will also be a public meeting held on Tuesday 3 November 2020 at 6.30pm at the Port Pirie Regional Council Chambers, 115 Ellen Street, Port Pirie and is an opportunity for submissions to be heard.
The draft Business Plan, Budget and a series of factsheets can be viewed and downloaded at www.pirie.sa.gov.au/noticeboard/consultation Printed copies of the Business Plan are available at the Council Administration Centre, 115 Ellen Street, Port Pirie; Port Pirie Public Library, 3 Wandearah Road, Port Pirie and the Crystal Brook Office, Bowman Street, Crystal Brook.
Written submissions can be made:
- Email email@example.com
- Posted to Port Pirie Regional Council, PO Box 45, Port Pirie SA 5540
- In person at one of the Council offices mentioned above.
Public consultation closes 5pm Wednesday 11 November 2020.