Draft 2020/21 Operational Plan & Budget

Share on Facebook Share on Twitter Share on Linkedin Email this link

Consultation has concluded

Feedback closes 5pm, 21 July 2020.

The Draft 2020/21 Operational Plan & Budget details the projects and services) activities that will be undertaken in Year 3 of Council's Delivery Program.

Due to COVID-19 provisions, councils have until 31 July 2020 to adopt the 2020/21 Operational Plan & Budget which must be preceded by a minimum 28 day public exhibition period.

The plan has been prepared under unusual circumstances. Consideration has been given to the financial implications of the Federal and State Government measures implemented in response to the COVID-19 pandemic. The expected impacts were reported to the Council at its April and May 2020 meetings, these reports can be found under Important Links. For more information refer to the FAQs.

In accordance with the Local Government Regulation 2005, the Operational Plan & Budget must include the annual Revenue Policy. Appendix 1 of the plan details Council’s estimate rates revenue for 2020/21 (Note: rate in the dollar will be reviewed in July prior to final adoption as per annual practice). Both general and minimum rates will increase by 7% per annum in accordance with Council's 3-year special rate variation (SRV), approved by IPART on 13 May 2019. The decision to apply for a rate increase was not taken lightly, but was considered the most responsible course to improve the organization's financial sustainability. If Council was not to continue with the SRV the infrastructure asset backlog would continue to increase and we would not be able to continue to provide the high level of services demanded by the community. Rates remain low comparative to neighbouring council areas and property values.

SUBMISSIONS

Submissions close 5pm, 21 July 2020. All submissions received by the deadline will be collated, analysed and reported to Council on 27 July 2020.

Prior to making a submission please ensure you have reviewed the Draft Operational Plan & Budget, available in the document library.

Use the online submission form (below) or alternatively, send submissions to:

Email - yoursay@northsydney.nsw.gov.au
Mail - General Manager
North Sydney Council
PO Box 12
NORTH SYDNEY NSW 2059

Hard copies of the are available for viewing at:

  • Council’s Customer Service Centre, 200 Miller Street, North Sydney, from 9am to 5pm, Monday to Friday.
  • Stanton Library, 234 Miller Street, North Sydney, from 10am to 6pm Monday to Thursday, 10am to 2pm on Friday and Saturday (closed Sunday)*

*The Stanton Library is subject to additional health and safety measures visit the library's website (External link)(External link)(External link)for further information. Opening hours are as at 1 July 2020.

For further information contact Council’s Manager Integrated Planning & Special Projects on 9936 8100.

Feedback closes 5pm, 21 July 2020.

The Draft 2020/21 Operational Plan & Budget details the projects and services) activities that will be undertaken in Year 3 of Council's Delivery Program.

Due to COVID-19 provisions, councils have until 31 July 2020 to adopt the 2020/21 Operational Plan & Budget which must be preceded by a minimum 28 day public exhibition period.

The plan has been prepared under unusual circumstances. Consideration has been given to the financial implications of the Federal and State Government measures implemented in response to the COVID-19 pandemic. The expected impacts were reported to the Council at its April and May 2020 meetings, these reports can be found under Important Links. For more information refer to the FAQs.

In accordance with the Local Government Regulation 2005, the Operational Plan & Budget must include the annual Revenue Policy. Appendix 1 of the plan details Council’s estimate rates revenue for 2020/21 (Note: rate in the dollar will be reviewed in July prior to final adoption as per annual practice). Both general and minimum rates will increase by 7% per annum in accordance with Council's 3-year special rate variation (SRV), approved by IPART on 13 May 2019. The decision to apply for a rate increase was not taken lightly, but was considered the most responsible course to improve the organization's financial sustainability. If Council was not to continue with the SRV the infrastructure asset backlog would continue to increase and we would not be able to continue to provide the high level of services demanded by the community. Rates remain low comparative to neighbouring council areas and property values.

SUBMISSIONS

Submissions close 5pm, 21 July 2020. All submissions received by the deadline will be collated, analysed and reported to Council on 27 July 2020.

Prior to making a submission please ensure you have reviewed the Draft Operational Plan & Budget, available in the document library.

Use the online submission form (below) or alternatively, send submissions to:

Email - yoursay@northsydney.nsw.gov.au
Mail - General Manager
North Sydney Council
PO Box 12
NORTH SYDNEY NSW 2059

Hard copies of the are available for viewing at:

  • Council’s Customer Service Centre, 200 Miller Street, North Sydney, from 9am to 5pm, Monday to Friday.
  • Stanton Library, 234 Miller Street, North Sydney, from 10am to 6pm Monday to Thursday, 10am to 2pm on Friday and Saturday (closed Sunday)*

*The Stanton Library is subject to additional health and safety measures visit the library's website (External link)(External link)(External link)for further information. Opening hours are as at 1 July 2020.

For further information contact Council’s Manager Integrated Planning & Special Projects on 9936 8100.