Annual business plan and budget and long-term financial plan

Have your say on the draft annual business plan and budget 2022-2023 and on the draft long-term financial plan 2022/23-2031/32. Please provide your comments by 5 p.m. on Friday, May 20, 2022.

The rate freeze for the past two consecutive years has saved ratepayers $2.3 million in rates with no reduction in service. This was made possible by the Council reducing its cost base and incorporating savings and efficiencies into its budget.

During this period, the Local Government Price Index (LGPI) increased by 2.0%, with council materials costs increasing by $1.3 million, with no corresponding increase in tariff revenues (at the end of this period). subdivision growth exclusion).

In order for the Council to maintain the quality of its services to the community while balancing its budget, a 3.5% tariff increase is proposed for 2022/23, which is in line with the LGPI index of December 2021 and below the cost of business projected by Council (expected to be 3.8 percent).

A 3.5% rate increase will allow Council to continue to provide more than 118 quality services to our city, undertake projects to maintain the city’s $718 million in assets and deliver new community projects during the 2022/23 financial year.

Highlights of this budget for 2022/23 include:

  • Maintenance of more than 118 services.
  • 36 new projects and services offered.
  • An operating surplus of $0.4 million.
  • $14.4 million in new and renewed capital projects for the community.

Please visit to continue reading and find more information on the new projects and services on offer and the draft Long Term Financial Plan 2022/23 – 2031/32. Both documents can be found at engage.burnside.

Your comments on the proposed draft 2022/23 annual business plan and budget and long-term financial plan are welcome. Provide feedback online at, print and complete the survey located in the ‘Related Information’ section (top right) or email your feedback to [email protected]

Comment on these two documents before Friday, May 20, 2022 at 5 p.m.

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