Date

Wednesday, 10 June 2020

Release

Shellharbour City Council last night unanimously adopted its Delivery Program for 2018 - 2022, its Operational Plan for 2020 – 2021, Long Term Financial Plan for 2020 – 2030 and Asset Management Plan 2020-2030.

These documents are part of the Integrated Planning and Reporting Framework and in the case of the Operational Plan, set out Council’s planned actions (including budget) for the 2020-2021 financial year.

They outline how Council will deliver on the expectations of the community in alignment with the Community Strategic Plan (CSP) and detail the current and future plans for Council’s service areas, operational functions and capital works program.

The Operational Plan has a strong focus on financial sustainability and asset renewal and is supported by a detailed budget, which sets out rates, fees, and charges for the year. The Operational Plan also details specific actions for the financial year.

The Long Term Financial Plan (LTFP) forecasts Council’s capacity to provide financial resources to meet the objectives of the CSP.

The proposed 2020-2021 Operational Plan includes:

  • Operational Expenditure totalling $131.8M
  • Capital Works totalling $52.7M
  • COVID-19 adjustments - income reduction of $3.3M and expenditure reduction of $0.4M

Key projects in the Operational Plan for 2020-2021 include:

  • Shellharbour Airport upgrade
  • Albion Park pool splash play facility
  • Reddall Reserve play facility
  • Oak Flats Library refurbishment
  • The Links mini golf construction
  • Warilla streetscape renewal
  • Albion Park bypass (Tripoli Way extension) design
  • Approximately $4M of roads and footpath improvements

Shellharbour City Mayor Councillor Marianne Saliba said the plans demonstrated Council’s commitment to improving the city’s amenities, facilities and services, as well as strong fiscal
responsibility.

“In this budget, Council will deliver projects of significant importance to our community to enhance their lives and set the pathway for the future of our City,” Cr Saliba said.

“Like all Councils, Shellharbour City has been impacted by COVID-19 but we’re still delivering services and facilities to our community and economy. Equally important is that we are still
sustainable.”

“We will actively pursue grants to further boost Council’s capacity to stimulate local jobs and the local economy,” Cr Saliba said.

Media enquiries: Kelli Wells 0448 361 008.

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Last updated : Tue 23 Jun 2020