Draft Annual Business Plan, Budget and Rating Policy 2018/19

The 2018/19 draft Annual Business Plan (“Plan”) includes details of the activities, services and projects that Council plans to deliver next financial year.  It aims to maintain efficient services for the community and continued progress towards the longer term objectives as set out in the Mount Barker 2035 District Strategic Plan adopted on 21 December 2015. Specific objectives are consistent with Council’s Long Term Financial Plan and draft Asset Management Plans to ensure long term sustainability of Council’s financial performance and position.

The draft Plan provides an overview of all activities undertaken by Council and the resources to be applied to each of them, along with details of the proposed capital works program. The Plan also includes the draft Rating Policy which determines the impact that rates will have on individual properties.

The Plan includes the following key major projects:

  • Environmental Services Centre and Volunteer Facilities Mount Barker, completion of the volunteer hub and commencement of facilities for Council’s outdoor staff and the interpretive centre - $4.5m
  • Commence construction of Stage 1 Regional Sports Hub - $7.9m (subject to approvals and funding)
  • Hurling Trail next stage – $0.7m
  • Wastewater to Service Growth – Initial provisioning works for the Mount Barker Wastewater Treatment Plant Upgrade – $0.9m

To achieve the services and projects included in the draft Plan the general rate will increase by 3.2%.

Please click on the link below for a map of all Council’s proposed infrastructure projects including roads, footpaths:


The draft Annual Business Plan includes greater detail on new projects and maintaining services and can be found below:

Draft Annual Business Plan 2018/2019 for Consultation(1728 kb)


Wastewater Commitment Separate Rates

Council previously introduced a Wastewater Commitment separate rate as the primary security mechanism which a developer could utilise when they have entered into a Wastewater Commitment Deed for the provision of a Council sewer service.

Council is now proposing to declare Wastewater Commitment separate rates on some additional land parcels within the growth areas where requested by a developer.




Copies of the Draft Annual Business Plan will be available during the consultation period on Council’s website (refer above) and from the Local Government Centre, 6 Dutton Road, Mount Barker and the Mount Barker Library, Dumas Street, Mount Barker.

We welcome your thoughts and feedback until 5pm 27 June 2018. You can do this by:

Making a written submission

Written submissions are to be received by 5pm Wednesday 27 June 2018 and addressed to:

Annual Business Plan
Chief Executive Officer
Mount Barker District Council
PO Box 54

Come to a public meeting on
Wednesday 27 June 2018

The public meeting will commence at 5pm in the Council Chambers, Level 1, Local Government Centre, 6 Dutton Road Mount Barker.

Please advise of your intended attendance by emailing businessplan@mountbarker.sa.gov.au or register by phoning Anne Mooney on 8391 7256 by Tuesday 26 June 2018.

Send an email to find out more

If you would like to ask a question or seek information on the draft Plan please send an email to businessplan@mountbarker.sa.gov.au

Fill in the feedback form

Provide your comments via the Feedback Form below during the consultation period.
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6 Dutton Road, Mount Barker SA 5251
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