Rate rebates included in 21/22 Barossa budget2 Jun. 2021
We have released our draft 2021/22 Annual Budget and Business Plan which includes over $400,000 in automatic rebates for ratepayers that would be significantly impacted by the Valuer-General’s state-wide revaluation initiative.
“We are aware that we may need to retain the rebate over the coming years to soften the valuation impacts for those affected,” said Mayor Bim Lange.
The budget also encompasses additional grassroots staff resourcing of around $755k to cover ‘business-as-usual’ and expanded operations across asset management, depot operations, social inclusion and community development in response to population growth and demand.
Other key inclusions within the budget:
- $1.24M for footpaths, shared paths upgrades and renewal
- Over $5M for road sheeting, construction, sealing and resealing
- $80k in streetscaping within Angaston
- $904k for stormwater projects
- $75k for safety guardrails on Mengler Hill Road
- $2.72M for the establishment of the Barossa Rugby Park under The Big Project
- $3.81M for soccer infrastructure including new pitches and clubrooms at Nurioopta under The Big Project
We are confident the budget strikes a balance between meeting service levels, improving efficiencies and continued delivery of The Big Project priorities with the flexibility to provide support such as through the automatic rebate initiative.
You can can provide feedback at yoursay.barossa.sa.gov.au, at facebook.com/thebarossacouncil, via email firstname.lastname@example.org, to PO Box 867 Nuriootpa SA 5355 by 5pm 29 June, or attend the public meeting from 5.30pm on Thursday 24 June at the Nuriootpa office.