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Whyalla Budget And Business Plan Is Open For Community Opinions

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The Whyalla City Council’s 2021-22 annual business plan and budget draft is open for community consultation.

Within the draft budget the council is proposing a one-off rate increase of 5.6 percent to bolster its financial position.

The one-off increase of 2 per cent, on top of the usual 3.6 per cent, for 2021-22 would mean a total increase on average of about 71 dollars in the upcoming financial year.

Council says updating the rates will help capitalise on exciting opportunities, such as first-class sporting events at Bennett Oval, increasing Cuttlefish experiences and beginning the much-anticipated foreshore redevelopment.

A copy of the draft is available to view at the council office, or find it here:

Public information evening tonight, May 4 at 6pm, Mount Laura Homestead Museum

All submissions and comments to be received by Friday, May 21.

The council will adopt its annual business plan and budget in June.

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