The budget has finally got to a point where we could consider and approve it.
On Monday night we approved the budget. After much consideration we have not factored in any amount for the imposition of the Carbon Tax, simply because we do not know what impact it is going to have.
We could not bring ourselves to put an impost on our rate payers and find we had overvalued it. What will have to happen as a result of this approach is our CEO will have to find savings out of our general running costs to cover it, as it become known. A forced cost cutting if you like.
From a Goodwood South point of view I can report the following?
Maintenance of existing services
Community bus, Unley Swimming Centre, Libraries, Museum, Hard waste collection, including our recently published e-waste proposal, Community Grants
Goodwood Oval, Millswood Sporting Complex, Page Park, Princess Margaret Playground, Dora Guild Playground
Clarence Park CC (including resealing the Canterbury Terrace carpark)
New initiatives-City wide
Main Street Digital Economy Strategy (to assist our local businesses)
Strategic Plan (via our current Community of Possibilities consultation/survey)
(Your Goodwood South Councillors championed and succeeded in escalating the program as we have reported in previous blogs)
Streets included this year in Goodwood South are Merlon Ave,
Fairfax Ave, Churchill Ave. Other streets will follow in the near future. There are some we are already canvassing to be bought forward on even this shortened program.
Kerb and water table
New Initiatives (Goodwood South)
Black Forest precinct Area Study (traffic), Shade structure and play equipment-Princess Margaret Playground, Landscape treatment- Kelvin Ave (brought forward from last year), Irrigation Equipment- Page park