Annual Budget and Business Plan 2022-23 - have your say15 Jun. 2022
Expanded social services and new capital infrastructure underpin The Barossa Council’s draft 2022-2023 Annual Budget and Business Plan, which is currently out for community consultation.
Additional funding will deliver expanded and improved community development services, according to Mayor Bim Lange.
“The new funding will support key community development areas like health networks, recreation and sport, youth, arts and culture,” said Mayor Lange.
To help those ratepayers impacted by the Valuer-General’s statewide revaluation initiative, especially primary producers, Council has also introduced a second round of rate caps costed at approximately $140,000, which will be automatically applied where applicable.
“We acknowledge this rate cap may need to be retained for one further year to allow the valuation impacts to be eased over a three-year period,” Mayor Lange said.
Funding will also flow to new and accelerated infrastructure projects including:
- $1.1m for accelerated rural road sealing on Goldfields Road, Cockatoo Valley; Valley Road, Angaston; and Yaldara Drive, Lyndoch
- Over $3.7m for road sheeting, construction, sealing and resealing
- Over $18m for projects under The Big Project, some subject to securing funding
- $1.8m in 2022/23 and an estimated $6m over 5 years to upgrade the capacity of Nuriootpa’s wastewater treatment system to cater for town expansion
More resources will also be directed towards facilities management to streamline and improve the relationship with community users and address growing facility maintenance costs.
People can have their say on the document during public consultation from 22 June to 12 July 2022.
People can make verbal submissions at the Nuriootpa Council chambers on Wednesday 6 July 2022 from 7.30pm to 8.30pm. Feedback can also be given at yoursay.barossa.sa.gov.au, via facebook.com/thebarossacouncil, via email email@example.com, or in writing (PO Box 867, Nuriootpa SA 5355) during the consultation period.