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Annual Business Plan


The District Council of Ceduna’s Annual Business Plan for 2018-19 provides an overview of the services, programs and strategic projects Council plans to deliver to the Community in 2018-19.The Annual Business Plan has been prepared on the basis of Council focusing on the maintenance of existing assets and infrastructure within the Community, whilst pursuing the key goals in Council’s Strategic Plan.

The services provided by Council reflect both its obligations under a range of legislation and the Community’s expressed desire for specific services, facilities and infrastructure.Council’s challenge in framing its Annual Business Plan is to achieve these outcomes without presenting an unrealistic rate burden on the Community. In addition, planning for any new Community assets must consider Council’s long term obligations to fund the ongoing maintenance and operation of the new assets in future years.

In developing the 2018-19 Annual Business Plan, Council has given particular attention to the economic circumstances prevailing in the various sectors of our community.

In the context of these circumstances, Council plans to increase total General Rate Revenue by 2.0%, relative to General Rate Revenue in 2017-18. Whilst increases to Council’s costs are forecast to be greater than a 2% General Rate increase and forecasted full year June 2018 Adelaide Consumer Price Index (CPI) of 2.1%, Council is proposing this increase in light of increasing cost pressures upon properties within the Council area.

Council plans to continue to utilise Differential Rates (rates in the dollar) applied to the site value of the land, for defined townships, rural and industrial locations with Council, in conjunction with a Fixed Charge, to achieve its General Rate Revenue for 2018-19. In addition, Council has planned to continue its gradual equalisation of Council’s 4 township differential rates into one standard township differential rate by 2021-22.

Council plans to apply a General Rate Cap of 12% and Pension rate cap of 7% to eligible assessments, to provide reasonable relief from significant valuation increases resulting in large increases in General Rates Payable in 2018-19, relative to 2017-18.

Key elements of the 2018-19 Annual Business Plan include –

  • $1.711 Million Operating Deficit (before Capital Amounts), resulting from Total Operating Revenues of $8.526 Million and Total Operating Expenses of $10.237 Million
  • $0.489 Million Adjusted Operating Deficit after accounting for $1.222 Million of Council’s 2018-19 Financial Assistance Grants being received in advanced in June 2018.
  • 2% increase in total General Rate Revenue
  • 12% General Rate Cap and 7% Pensioner Rate Cap for eligible assessments
  • $2.519 Million in Capital Expenditure for the refurbishment of existing assets
  • $11.205 Million in Capital Expenditure for the construction or purchase of new assets
  • $6.385 Million in Capital Grants or Contributions for Council Capital Projects
  • $4.215 Million in New Borrowings for Council Capital Projects


Annual Business Plan 2018-2019 

Annual Business Plan 2017-2018

Annual Business Plan 2016-2017

Annual Business Plan 2015-2016

Annual Business Plan 2014-2015 

Annual Business Plan 2013-2014

Annual Business Plan 2012-2013

Annual Business Plan 2011-2012

Annual Business Plan 2010-2011

Annual Business Plan 2009-2010

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