What is on exhibition?

Our key annual Integrated Planning and Reporting documents are on exhibition. These documents are a sub-plan of the Delivery Program 2013-17 and Council's response to the Wingecarribee 2031+ Community Strategic Plan

The Draft Operational Plan and Budget 2016-17 outlines the projects, programs and activities that Council is proposing to undertake throughout the 2016-17 financial year, in order to achieve our Delivery Program 2013-17. The draft Plan includes Council’s annual Budget, Capital Works Program, Revenue Policy and Fees and Charges.

These documents are on exhibition to invite community comment prior to being adopted by Council in June 2016.  

What is Wingecarribee 2031+?

Wingecarribee 2031+ (W2031+) is a long term Community Strategic Plan. It represents the vision, aspiration, goals, priorities and challenges for our community.The purpose of Wingecarribee 2031+ is to:

  • Describe the vision and goals the community has for this Shire
  • Outline the strategies to achieve the vision and goals
  • Provide a long term focus for decision making and resource allocation
  • Provide a basis for measuring our progress
  • Provide an opportunity for community participation in decision making
  • Address social, economic, environmental and civic leadership issues. 

W2031+ was developed by the community and is maintained by Council. It is a 'whole of community' plan in which all levels of government, business, education institutions, community groups and individials have an important role ot play.

Council's Delivery Program and Operational Plan are our response to delivering W2031+.

How can I have my say?

We invite you to have your say on the draft Operational Plan & Budget 2016-17 from 18 April until 15 May 2016. You can provide your feedback via:

Online: Go to the submission tab and complete an online submission form

Email: mail@wsc.nsw.gov.au

Write to: General Manager, Wingecarribee Shire Council, PO Box 141, Moss Vale NSW 2577.

Submissions must be received by midnight on Sunday 15 May 2016.

What will happen to my feedback or submission?

All feedback and submissions received will be considered and reported to Council in late June 2016. If you make a formal submission you will receive a response from Council.

How will these plans be affected by the outcome of the Special Rate Variation application?

In February 2016, Council applied for a Special Rate Variation with the additional revenue to be used to improve the quality of community assets through increased expenditure on asset renewal and maintenance. Council’s application is currently being assessed by the Independent Pricing and Regulatory Tribunal (IPART) and the outcomes of this application will be known by Mid-May 2016. 

As a result both the baseline and preferred SRV scenario have been considered in the development of the draft Operational Plan, Annual Budget and Capital Works Program. Upon IPART’s formal notification of the outcome of Council’s application, the Operational Plan, Budget and Revenue Policy will be updated to reflect IPART’s decision.

What Special Rate Variation did Council apply for to the Independent Pricing and Regulatory Tribunal (IPART)?

Following an extensive and multiphase community engagement program Council submitted a Special Rate Variation application to IPART on 15 February 2016. The application was for an increase in ‘General Revenue’ and minimum rate amounts of three annual increases of 8.55% (including rate peg) in 2016/17, 9.25% (including rate peg) in 2017/18 and 2018/19 and an increase of 12.15% (including rate peg) in 2019/20 which includes continuation the Environment Levy on a permanent basis. Over the four year period this is a cumulative increase of 45.30% (or 35.67% over the allowable increase).

Under the Improve scenario an additional $98.1 million dollars would be generated over the next 10 years of which $51.4 million would be spent on roads, road drainage, footpaths and shared pathways, $26.8 million on stormwater drainage, $15.8 million on buildings and $4.1 million on parks and open spaces.

Where can I find information on the Special Rate Variation?

Further information on Council's Special Rate Variation can be obtained via the following link:

http://yoursaywingecarribee.com.au/SRV