Why do we have an annual Business Plan and Budget?

    The Business Plan & Budget is the key annual operational and financial planning document of the City of Adelaide. It sets out the key activities, projects, and services we plan to provide in the upcoming financial year, our sources of revenue, and how we propose to allocate our budget.

    The following documents comprise the City of Adelaide’s suite of ‘strategic management plans’:

    • Adelaide: The World’s most Liveable City, 2020-2024 Strategic Plan
    • Long Term Financial Plan
    • Infrastructure and Asset Management Plans

    The draft 2022 - 2023 Business Plan and Budget aligns with our services to ensure we continue to deliver efficient services that our valued by our communities.

    This draft Plan delivers on Year 3 of the 2020-2024 Strategic Plan adopted by Council in March 2020.

    Please refer to page 11 of the draft document for further information, by clicking here.

    How was the Draft Annual Business Plan and Budget 2022/23 developed?

    The draft Business Plan and Budget 2022/23 was built with future proofing in mind, identifying challenges and opportunities facing our city and our community as we work towards making the City of Adelaide the most liveable city in the world.

    In 2022/23, stimulating the economy is a priority. Council-led projects that promote strong economies, such as the development of 88 O’Connell Street and the redevelopment of the Adelaide Central Market Arcade are vital to this. The Adelaide City Deal is also one of our biggest partnerships with a focus on innovation, digital connection, space technologies, and major cultural facilities, and has great significance for shaping our city’s future and reputation. 

    A focus on the liveability of the city now, and into the future, is also fundamental to the draft Business Plan & Budget and has been a key driver for Council’s environmental leadership, prioritising sustainable and environmentally focused infrastructure and practices. 

    These goals and initiatives, along with the projects we support, inform our planning and budgeting so we are best able to leverage our city brand ‘Adelaide. Designed for Life’ and build a strong foundation for Adelaide to continue to grow and prosper.

    Please refer to page 12 of the draft document for further information, by clicking here.

    What does Financial Sustainability mean?

    The Australian Local Government Association’s adopted definition of financial sustainability is: 

    “A council’s long-term financial performance and position is sustainable where planned long-term service infrastructure levels and standards are met without unplanned increases in rates or disruptive cuts to services.” 

    It is based on the principles that: 

    • The current generation can “pay their way” by funding the services and infrastructure they utilise
    • Investments in new infrastructure and assets funded through borrowings will not over burden future generations.

    Please refer to page 31 of the draft document for further information regarding Council’s Financial Management Principles, by clicking here.

    Where will funds come from in 2022-2023?

    The total funding pathway for this draft Business Plan & Budget is $307.5m made up as follows:

    Fees and Charges
    Grant Subsidies
    Capital Grants and Proceeds
    Surplus Cashflow and Operations
    Proceeds to build the Future Fund

    How will funds be spent in 2022-2023?

    The total expenditure proposed in this draft Business Plan & Budget is $307.5m made up as follows:

    Strategic Projects
    Capital Projects

    *Please refer to page 5 of the Draft 2022-2023 Business Plan and Budget for the itemised list of Services and their costs, by clicking here.

    How will my input make a difference?

    Your feedback will be provided to Council and may inform their final decision when adopting the Annual Business Plan and Budget 2022/23.

    What can I do if I want to talk to someone?

    You can request a face-to-face meeting by appointment, by getting in touch with us via the contact details provided when you click here. The meeting will be with one of our council staff and will take place in one of our public venues (community centres, libraries and Customer Centre).

    How do I provide my submission?

    You can provide feedback by completing the submission form on the Draft Business Plan and Budget 2022/23 by 9am on Monday 06 June 2022. There are several ways you can do this:

    Online:           click here to complete your submission.

    Email:             Written submissions can be emailed to StrategicPlan@cityofadelaide.com.au

    In Writing:      Written submissions can be posted to:

    Community Consultation

    Draft Annual Business Plan and Budget 2022-2023

    GPO Box 2252 

    Adelaide SA 5001

    Written submissions can also be taken to the Customer Centre, 25 Pirie Street and to any of our libraries and community centres, during business hours. 

    If you are posting your submission, please allow sufficient time for Australia Post delivery.

    What happens next?

    Your input is important to us. 

    All submissions will be acknowledged, either by email or in writing, so that you know your comments have been received. 

    The City of Adelaide staff will collate all feedback into a report that will be presented to Council for consideration as part of finalising the Annual Business Plan and Budget 2022/23.