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Annual Plan

Annual Plan 2018-19


The Annual Plan details Council’s services, including new services and projects, together with financial impacts. The purpose is to provide all information so that the community can judge the budget and how it aligns to the City Plan 2030. The Executive Summary provides a snapshot of the Annual Plan, and provides guidance as to where more information is available.

Draft Annual Plan 2019/20

The City of Salisbury would like to invite you to provide feedback on the Draft 2019-20 Annual Plan . Your thoughts and comments will help shape the services we provide, now and in the future. Once the 2019-20 Annual Plan and Budget is finalised, we will make it available on our website to download.

Draft Annual Plan 2019/20

Current Annual Plan (2018/19)

Rate Increase

The Annual Plan has been based on a 2 per cent average rate increase with no increase in minimum rates. This average rate increase is 1 per cent lower than last year. The Long Term Financial Plan provides for smooth increases in rates to avoid large future increases. Further information about rates is in the Rating Strategy and Policy on pages 100 to 103.


2017/18 Actual

2018/19 Budget

Rate Increase



Operating Surplus

This year, Council will make an Operating Surplus of $3.6m or 3.03 per cent Operating Surplus Ratio. Included in the budget are additional costs for the State Government EPA levy of $0.4M and also a provision for higher electricity costs of $0.3m. Further information is in the Budgeted Financial Statements and Analysis on pages 34 to 38. 

Financial Sustainability

Being financially sustainable means having:

  • The ability to have consistent services into the future
  • Infrastructure, like roads, continuing to be maintained at an appropriate level
  • Current ratepayers pay the costs associated with the services consumed
  • New infrastructure provided to meet community expectations, balanced against increases in costs

We measure financial sustainability through 3 indicators. The Long Term Financial Plan (pages 10 to 13) shows that Council is budgeting and planning to be sustainable over the coming 10 year period.



18/19 Budget


Operating Surplus



Asset Sustainability



Net Financial Liabilities



Service Provision

There are no reductions in services in the 2018/19 budget or the Long Term Financial Plan. More information about Council’s services are in the Key Direction sections of the document, starting on page 42. 

Projects and Additional Services

All of Council’s projects and additional services (Budget Bids) are detailed in the Annual Plan by category of spending, and can be found on pages 16 to 33.

Funds of $13m are provided for asset updates / renewal in line with our Asset Management Plans, with significant items being:

  • Road reseal and kerb replacement $8m
  • Building Renewal $1.5m
  • Drainage and Waterways Works $0.8m
  • Park, Sportsfield and Playground upgrades $1.3m

In addition, we are expanding the solar panels installation program so that sport clubs within City of Salisbury buildings can be further assisted to reduce operating costs through the installation of an additional 2.5kW of solar panels.

Council is continuing the implementation of the Salisbury Oval Master Plan with the reconstruction of the car park in 2018/19.

Bridgestone Reserve Athletic Facility will also be delivered over the next two financial years, which will provide for the co-location of three athletic clubs to provide affordable and convenient access to top class facilities for the clubs and residents.

Property Development is providing superior outcomes for the community with provision of high quality open space and with the quality of the housing developments also being of a high standard. These developments are also providing significant cash injections which have assisted in reducing our debt levels, and also provide capacity to respond to community needs.

Salisbury Community Hub

To provide for the future needs of the Salisbury community, and to stimulate the revival of the City Centre, Council has been designing a new Community Hub. The project has engaged a contractor with construction set to begin mid-2018. The current budget estimate is $43m, which is total project costs, not just the built form.

The project will deliver new face to face customer service, community services, library, civic spaces, and community accessible meeting spaces, together with the provision of functional office space for Council’s administration.

The existing building requires significant renewal to ensure its ongoing operation, and this is a significant factor contributing to the need for this project. The costs of this project have been incorporated into the Long Term Financial Plan. The project is affordable, with no anticipated increases in rates as a result.

Download the 2018/19 Annual Plan

2018/19 Annual Plan