Investing in what matters most

Investing in what matters most
Council has adopted its 2022/23 Annual Business Plan and Budget, with a continued focus on building city and community foundations.

On Tuesday 28 June, the City of Playford adopted its Annual Business Plan and Budget 2022/23 (ABP).

The plan outlines the services, projects and programs Council will deliver in the year ahead, reflecting Council’s sustained focus on investing in the things that matter most to the community – building core infrastructure, improving the local environment and supporting a quality lifestyle for residents.

It includes extensive renewal of existing roads, footpaths and kerbs; it allows for 2,000 trees to be planted across the city; it details major upgrades to sports facilities and community infrastructure and there will be new and revitalised outdoor play spaces across the city.

These are the things we know will make a positive difference to the lives of people in our community, with investment in long term assets like stormwater, roads and playgrounds not only benefiting today’s residents, but future generations who will call Playford home.

Providing value to ratepayers has been front-of-mind during the development of the budget.

One way we are doing this is by securing $6.64M in grant funding from the State Government that will be put towards seven community infrastructure projects in the city.

Maximising external funding is just one part of Council’s Financial Strategy, which also includes achieving ongoing operating positions. The 22/23 budget will again achieve this, meaning Council will only spend income it has, without borrowing money for ongoing service delivery.

22/23 ABP highlights include:

• A new neighbourhood park at Munno Para West

• Upgrading Mofflin Reserve at Elizabeth Vale

• Refreshing playgrounds at Tareena and Taunton Reserves, Craigmore, Virgo Street Reserve, Elizabeth South and Barrow Street Reserve, Elizabeth Vale

• Revitalising the Virginia Main Street

• Upgrading Heaslip Road from Angle Vale Road to Woodbridge Road, Angle Vale

• Redevelopment of Gould Street Reserve at Elizabeth Park

• Delivery of stage 3 of the Fremont Park, Elizabeth, masterplan which includes a new dog park, car park and additional greening

• Increased services across the Wellbeing Hub including more community events and activities

• Additional carparking, improved traffic flows, more changerooms and better lighting at Argana Park, Elizabeth Downs

• A new public toilet at Blakes Crossing and California Reserve, Craigmore

• Revamp of Dwight Reserve, Elizabeth Park including shade sails, pump track and seating

• Rejuvenation of McGilp Recreation Park, One Tree Hill including extension of the oval, new changerooms, a BMX track and upgrades to car parking

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