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Have Your Say: Draft 2019/20 Annual Business Plan and Budget

Have Your Say 2019/20 Annual Business Plan and Budget

The City of Victor Harbor is currently looking at how it will allocate ratepayers funds to the broad range of services and programs it provides.

Community involvement is central to this important decision making process, and Council is now seeking your feedback on its draft 2019/20 Annual Business Plan and Budget.

The proposed budget forecasts a capital works program worth $10.6 million, and a $27.8 million operating budget with a deficit of $62,600. It provides for the continuation of current services along with a number of significant activities including continuation of the Mainstreet Precinct Upgrade, transition to LED street lighting across the Council area, Coral Street arts activation, detailed design of the Arts and Culture Precinct and development of a new car park at the Victor Harbor oval.

View the draft Annual Business Plan or read the summary here, and share your views with Council online at www.yoursay.victor.sa.gov.au. Alternatively you can pick up a hard copy consultation pack from the Civic Centre (1 Bay Road, Victor Harbor).

Attend the public meeting – There is an opportunity to ask questions and discuss the draft plan at a public meeting on Thursday, 6 June 2019 from 6.30pm at the Civic Centre.

Don’t miss your chance to help shape Victor Harbor’s future, share your feedback by 5pm on Friday, 14 June 2019.

Transition to Fortnightly Kerbside Waste Collection

Fortnightly kerbside collection starts 1 July

Fortnightly kerbside waste collection starts from 1 July in the City of Victor Harbor council area.

To support residents and ratepayers in the transition to the new fortnightly kerbside bin collection, the City of Victor Harbor has introduced a number of initiatives including:

  • Exceptional circumstances provisions for households where large families, children in nappies or those who produce waste as a result of a medical condition reside permanently. Eligible residential households may make application for an additional 140 litre general waste bin and collection service, which when approved, will be provided free of charge. Exceptional Circumstances application forms are available from the City of Victor Harbor Civic Centre (1 Bay Road, Victor Harbor) and can be downloaded from www.victor.sa.gov.au/waste
  • Subsidised composting equipment including compost bins, worm farms and kitchen caddies with compostable bags at subsidised prices to help make good use of food scraps and green organic waste, available from the Council office and FRWA
  • Subsidised bins to support residents in using a full set of bins applicable to the kerbside collection at their property, bins can be purchased at FRWA Waste and Recycling Depot located at 1226 Port Elliot Road, Goolwa
  • Additional bin and additional waste collection services are available for purchase from FRWA, up to a limit of 2 per waste stream to assist households and businesses, including holiday rentals, that may produce a greater amount of waste during time of high visitation (bins purchase and additional collection fees apply)
  • Weekly collection of general waste for six weeks during the high visitation period of the December / January summer holidays.

Visit www.victor.sa.gov.au/waste for more information and answers to frequently asked questions.

Have Your Say: Draft 2019-2028 Long Term Financial Plan

Have Your Say Long Term Financial Plan

Council is seeking your feedback on its draft 2019-2028 Long Term Financial Plan.

The Long Term Financial Plan is a key document within the City of Victor Harbor's strategic management framework. It's the primary financial management tool which links together the Council's Strategic Plan (Community Plan 2036), Asset Management Plans and the Annual Business Plan and Budget.

The draft plan looks at the next 10 years (2019-2020) and sets targets for Council's budget to achieve in terms of future expenditure and debt levels to ensure financial sustainability is maintained.

View the draft Long Term Financial Plan, and share your views online at www.yoursay.victor.sa.gov.au. Alternatively, collect a hard copy consultation pack from the Civic Centre.

You can also ask questions and provide your comments on the draft plan at the public meeting on Thursday, 6 June 2019 from 6.30pm at the Civic Centre.

Share your feedback on the draft Long Term Financial Plan before 5pm on Friday, 14 June 2019.

Have Your Say: Preparing an Economic Development Strategy

Preparing an economic development strategy

Council is preparing an Economic Development Strategy that will assist to grow our local economy and attract investment that leads to local job creation.

The four year plan will outline a vision for a thriving economy that creates opportunity and lifestyle, and set out a number of objectives, strategies and preliminary actions that will help achieve this.

We are now seeking community input into the development of the strategy, and have prepared a discussion paper that provides an overview of the local economy and proposes a framework for the Economic Development Strategy.

View the discussion paper and share your thoughts online at www.yoursay.victor.sa.gov.au. Alternatively, collect a hard copy consultation pack from the Civic Centre.

Have your say before 5pm on Friday, 14 June 2019.

Accessing the Mainstreet Precinct during the upgrade

Transforming our Mainstreet

Construction works for Stage Two of the Victor Harbor Mainstreet Precinct Upgrade are well underway.

Stage Two extends along Ocean Street from the Torrens Street entrance to the end of Stage One (just before the Coral Street intersection). Construction is being delivered in three phases to help minimise the disruption to the Precinct.

The first phase is currently underway with works focused on the eastern side (the side that the Post Office is located on) allowing vehicles to continue to access Ocean Street with on street parking available on the western side.

There are also a number of parking options along McKinlay Street with access to Ocean Street through a number of laneways. Council has developed a map that shows a number of locations where parking is available.

Pedestrian access to businesses will be maintained at all times during opening hours.

More information about the upgrade is available at www.victor.sa.gov.au/mainstreetupgrade

Have Your Say: Code of Practice for Access to Meetings and Documents

Code of Practice for Access to Meetings and Documents

Council is currently seeking your feedback on how it provides access to meetings and documents.

The Code of Practice for Access to Meetings and Documents sets out the Council’s commitment to provide public access to Council and Council Committee meetings, and the related documents. The Code has recently been reviewed, and is now out for community comment.

View the draft Code online at www.yoursay.victor.sa.gov.au or collect a hard copy consultation pack from the Civic Centre.

Share your feedback before 5pm on Friday, 14 June 2019.

Next Council meeting

The City of Victor Harbor’s next ordinary council meeting will be held on Monday, 24 June 2019 from 5.30pm in the Council Chambers at 1 Bay Road, Victor Harbor.

Interested in what happens at the meeting? You can tune in to our livestream via www.victor.sa.gov.au from 5.30pm and watch the meeting from your lounge room. 

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Victor Harbor SA 5211
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PO Box 11
Victor Harbor SA 5211

Phone: 08 8551 0500
Fax:  08 8551 0501
Email: localgov@victor.sa.gov.au
Web: www.victor.sa.gov.au

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