Annual Business Plan and Budget

Annual Business Plan & Budget 2019/20

Annual Business Plan cover


Council’s Annual Business Plan and Budget outlines how Council will allocate its budget and what services, programs and projects will be delivered in the coming financial year to contribute to achieving the community’s long term objectives.

In 2019/20 Council has significant expenditure on the renewal and upgrade of key assets including:

Stage 1a of the Urban Design Framework sees the redevelopment of Renmark’s Riverfront to become an active community precinct.

  • Renmark Outdoor Swimming Pool Upgrade will bring the swimming pool and filtration system up to modern standards.
  • Government Road is entering the second stage of this project and will be upgrading and widening the road as well as intersection realignments.
  • Renmark Olympic Soccer Club Lighting Project will see the installation of improved lighting at the Renmark Olympic Soccer Club main pitch to increase participation at the club.

Some of these projects are multi year projects and have commenced in 2018/19 and will carry over to 2020/21. This ensures that Council achieves its long term goals through effective project management. Council will continue to maintain essential infrastructure such as roads, footpaths, storm water drainage and open space. It will also provide regulatory services such as planning and development, food hygiene, and provide other key services such as waste collection, a library, community services and environmental management.

Influences and Priorities for 2019/20

In 2019/20 Council is budgeting for an Operating Surplus of $2,000. This is within the target range in the Councils Long Term Financial Plan for 2019/20. In 2019/20 Council is committed to undertaking projects that focus on maintaining or upgrading the community’s existing assets or on projects that enable Council to leverage its resources to attract further investment.

Our 2019/20 Performance

Council has seen a budget turnaround of over $700,000, from a deficit in 2010/11 of $705,515 to a 2019/20 budgeted Operating Surplus of $2,000.

Our Rates and Service Charges

Council is focused on maintaining a sustainable position while being conscious of cost pressures that the area is facing, and in particular the effects these are having on residents and businesses.

In 2019/20 the Council’s forecasted average residential rates for the average Capital Value of $235,926 is as follows;

2019/20 RPC Residential Average            $1,752

2018/19 RPC Residential Average            $1,697

2019/20 RPC average dollar value of rate increase for residential properties $55

2019/20 RPC average percentage rate increase for residential   properties    3.1%

2019/20 the following rates will apply for varying land use types:

Land Use                             Cents in the Dollar
Residential 0.2371
Commercial (Shops) 0.5029
Commercial (Office) 0.5029
Commercial (Other) 05029
Industrial (Light) 0.5029
Industrial (Other) 0.5029
Primary Production 0.3537
Vacant Land 0.7817
Other 0.2371














The adopted average rate increase ensures that the Renmark Paringa Council remains as one of the lowest rating Councils in South Australia.

Fixed Charge

Council imposes a fixed charge against individual allotments (subject to the property being eligible to be adjoined or classified as a Single Farm Enterprise). The fixed charge for 2019/20 is set at $400.

Separate Rates

Council collects the Natural Resources Management levy on behalf of the State Government. In 2019/20 the amount Council is required to collect is $334,147.The Council Service Charges for 2019/20 will be:

Community Wastewater Management Scheme (CWMS)

Council imposes a CWMS service charge on all properties connected to the Renmark and Paringa schemes. In 2019/20 the CWMS charge is $445 per unit. The revenue generated is used to fund the operations of the wastewater schemes, renewal of existing infrastructure and expansion of the system.

 Waste Management Charge

Council differentiates between Town and Rural Waste collection which are used to fund activities relating to the collection and disposal of waste.

Solid Waste Levy Impact

The Solid Waste Levy is a tax paid to the State Government by councils, industry and households on the waste that goes to landfill – including your household rubbish collected by council.

The recent State Government announcement of a 40% increase in the Solid Waste Levy, days before Council was scheduled to adopt its Annual Business Plan and Budget, resulting in Council increasing the General Waste Charge by an additional $6 per annum.

The following waste management charges will apply for the 2019/20 financial year:

General Waste (Red Bin) Town and Rural – $155

Recyclables (Yellow Bin) Town and Rural – $75

Green Waste (Green Bin) Town – $64 

Previous Annual Business Plans & Budgets

Annual Business Plan & Budget 2017/18

Annual Business Plan & Budget 2016/17

Back to top