The Coorong Annual Business Plan & Budget for 2020-2021 has been adopted for the financial year ahead.
After months of work-shopping and deliberation, the council voted to adopt the proposal in its June 23 meeting, taking into account current uncertainty and challenges and the impact of COVID-19.
Commitments from the council include:
- No increase in rates, no increase in fees and charges, and no increase in borrowings for 2020-21.
- Delivering a 'Community Vision Plan 2020-25', Reconciliation Action Plan, Elector Representation Review and re-establishing the Community Events, Grants & Sponsorship Program.
- Capital Works spending will be maintained in line with available grants, and will total $9.08 million.
- Major capital works projects will include completion of the Drought Communities Programme Phase 2 projects, the Meningie North Jetty upgrade and Revitalising Raukkan walking trail (funded through the Murray-Darling Basin Economic Development Program), Regional Key Freight Routes (high risk intersections - subject to grants), and completion of the Tailem Bend public toilets upgrade.
To view the meeting minutes in full, visit the council's website.