City of Onkaparinga approves zero rate increase in draft budget City of Onkaparinga approves zero rate increase in draft budget
20 May 2020

City of Onkaparinga approves zero rate increase in draft budget

Council approved City of Onkaparinga’s draft Budget 2020-21 for community engagement at last night’s meeting, incorporating a zero per cent rate revenue increase (excluding growth).

City of Onkaparinga Mayor Erin Thompson says the decision responds to the impacts of COVID-19 and comes in the wake of a range of relief measures already introduced in April.

“We’ve worked hard to identify new savings and deliver a draft budget to help ease the financial strain on our ratepayers.

“We’ve also aimed for a draft budget that is reflective of our residents’ expectations and needs, delivering essential services and stimulus projects for our strong, vibrant communities.

“The draft $224.3 million Budget 2020-21 will help council deliver more than 200 services and projects to more than 170,000 residents.

“We’ll be investing in our city and stimulating our local economy with $45.3 million in capital projects including:

  • Constructing the Witton Bluff Base Trail
  • Upgrading Christie Downs’ Morton Road Reserve
  • Implementing the Wilfred Taylor Reserve Masterplan
  • Redeveloping the Port Noarlunga Sports Complex (subject to external funding)
  • Upgrading Aldinga Sports Park in partnership with the federal government
  • Upgrading Port Noarlunga’s Wearing Street Arts and Aquatics Precinct (subject to external funding)
  • Upgrading Hackham South East road and stormwater infrastructure amid new residential development.”

Community engagement on the draft Budget 2020-21 is scheduled to commence from 3-24 June via City of Onkaparinga’s Yoursay page.

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