The 2017-2018 Annual Business Plan and Budget and Long Term Financial Plan have both been drafted to define our commitments and funding requirements. These are based on what you have told us in the past and on our existing obligations. The documents demonstrates our commitment to the City Plan 2030 visions and its outcomes, but also present some financial challenges for the coming year.
A city that values its diverse community and embraces change through innovation, resilience and community leadership.
As part of the draft Annual Business Plan and Budget, Council has included a three year partnership agreement with the nationally significant contemporary arts organisation, Vitalstatistix. This partnership agreement proposes a three year funding arrangement of $25,000 per annum to support the development of multidisciplinary works, and an active contribution towards supporting a vibrant, dynamic and creative arts industry in Port Adelaide Enfield.
Council has been advised in recent days that we have been successful in achieving an additional $4.33m in State Government funding towards three important community projects – the Lightsview Indoor Recreation Centre, Taperoo Reserve upgrade and Roy Marten Park upgrade. The funding, through the State and Local Government Infrastructure Partnership Scheme, means that Council will bring works forward on these projects, and the funded stages will commence before the end of the 2017 calendar year. The funding partnership is 20% from the grant fund, and 80% from Council. These projects are all reflected in Council’s Long Term Financial Plan however, the receipt of the grant funds will mean that Council will need to bring some loan borrowings forward. The impact on the 17/18 Annual Business Plan and Budget is expected to be minimal as additional loan borrowings will be late in the financial year, and the impact on the Long Term Financial Plan is about timing of loan borrowings across the ten year period. Council is excited to be able to deliver these projects earlier for the community, in partnership with State Government and with support of the Local Government Association. For more information, please see the Council report in the April Council meeting agenda here.
Tell us what you think about this draft plan and budget and how we can work together to build a great future for our City.
You are invited to have your say during the community engagement period which will commence on Tuesday 11 April 2017 and conclude on Friday 12 May 2017.
Written submissions will be received by Council until the close of business Friday 12 May 2017 and may be addressed to:
City of Port Adelaide Enfield
Draft Annual Business Plan and Budget
PO Box 110
Port Adelaide SA 5015
or emailed to: email@example.com