Public Exhibition of Draft Operational Plan and Budget 2020/21

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An extraordinary meeting of Council on Thursday 18 June resolved to exhibit Council’s 2020-2021 Budget and Operational Plan from 19 June to 16 July 2020, accompanied by supporting documents:

  • Draft Revenue Policy
  • Fees and Charges 2020-2021
  • Resourcing Strategy (including the Budget and long-term financial plan, Asset strategy and Workforce Management Plan 2018-2022)

Significant pressures on Council’s Budget have been compounded during the past 12 months by drought, bushfires and the effects of the COVID-19 pandemic. This has impacted heavily on Council revenue, creating pressures for increases to fees and charges.

Harmonisation of fees and charges – as remaining steps in the amalgamation of the Armidale Dumaresq and Guyra Shire councils – will also bring adjustments to fees and changes, including increases for some customers and reductions for others.

While Council continues to focus on consolidating its financial position and long-term financial viability, the Operational Plan 2020-2021 includes a number of key projects to address community safety and bolster the local economy, such as Kempsey Road, Armidale Regional Airport Business Park and the Business Hub.

Submissions are invited from community members and must be addressed to the CEO and titled 'submission for draft operational plan and budget', via Armidale Regional Council, PO Box 75A, Armidale, NSW 2350 or sent by email to council@armidale.nsw.gov.au

Hard copy documents can be viewed in Council's Armidale and Guyra Customer Service areas from Monday 22 June. Submissions can also be made at Council's Customer Service areas.


Pop-up information sessions Armidale and Guyra

Face-to-face contact with staff to discuss the Draft Operational Plan and Budget and table questions. Hard copies of the documents will also be available to view.

GuyraTime

140 Bradley Street (next to the Gala Centre)


  • 23 June –10.30am - 12.30pm
  • 9 July - 10.30am - 12.30pm
Armidale
Armidale Central Shopping Centre (Old Gloria Jeans Cafe store)
  • 25 June – 5.30-7.30pm
  • 7 July - 10.30am-12.30pm


Village Meetings

Face-to-face presentations and Q&A sessions with residents in the villages of Ebor, Hillgrove/Wollomombi, Wards Mistake and Ben Lomond.

Wollomombi/HillgroveThursday 2 July 6pm - 7.30pm - Wollomombi Hall
Wards MistakeFriday 3 July 6pm - 7.30pm - RFS Shed Wards Mistake
EborTuesday 7 July 6pm - 7.30pm - Sportsground Ebor
Ben Lomond

Wednesday 8 July 6pm - 7.30pm - Ben Lomond War Memorial Hall


Community webinars

DiscussionTimeRegister

Drought, bushfires and pandemic – What this means for Council’s short term financial sustainability. Budget & Op Plan overview and Q&A


29 June – 12pmWatch a recording of this webinar
Drought, bushfires and pandemic – What this means for Council’s short term financial sustainability. Budget & Op Plan overview and Q&A1 July – 6pmWatch a recording of this webinar

Drought resilience, water infrastructure and the Access & Water Usage Charges


6 July – 6pmWatch a recording of this webinar

Environmental and regional benefits of the new Waterfall Way Regional Landfill – what this means for you.


9 July – 6pmRegister for this webinar

Exclusive webinar for Business Chambers & L4L members


7 July – 7.30amWatch a recording of this webinar
Exclusive webinar for NSW Farmers Federation members2 July – 12.30pmWatch a recording of this webinar

(Due to audio technical problems at the start of this webinar, the Introduction in this recording has been replaced by an Introduction from an earlier session)

An extraordinary meeting of Council on Thursday 18 June resolved to exhibit Council’s 2020-2021 Budget and Operational Plan from 19 June to 16 July 2020, accompanied by supporting documents:

  • Draft Revenue Policy
  • Fees and Charges 2020-2021
  • Resourcing Strategy (including the Budget and long-term financial plan, Asset strategy and Workforce Management Plan 2018-2022)

Significant pressures on Council’s Budget have been compounded during the past 12 months by drought, bushfires and the effects of the COVID-19 pandemic. This has impacted heavily on Council revenue, creating pressures for increases to fees and charges.

Harmonisation of fees and charges – as remaining steps in the amalgamation of the Armidale Dumaresq and Guyra Shire councils – will also bring adjustments to fees and changes, including increases for some customers and reductions for others.

While Council continues to focus on consolidating its financial position and long-term financial viability, the Operational Plan 2020-2021 includes a number of key projects to address community safety and bolster the local economy, such as Kempsey Road, Armidale Regional Airport Business Park and the Business Hub.

Submissions are invited from community members and must be addressed to the CEO and titled 'submission for draft operational plan and budget', via Armidale Regional Council, PO Box 75A, Armidale, NSW 2350 or sent by email to council@armidale.nsw.gov.au

Hard copy documents can be viewed in Council's Armidale and Guyra Customer Service areas from Monday 22 June. Submissions can also be made at Council's Customer Service areas.


Pop-up information sessions Armidale and Guyra

Face-to-face contact with staff to discuss the Draft Operational Plan and Budget and table questions. Hard copies of the documents will also be available to view.

GuyraTime

140 Bradley Street (next to the Gala Centre)


  • 23 June –10.30am - 12.30pm
  • 9 July - 10.30am - 12.30pm
Armidale
Armidale Central Shopping Centre (Old Gloria Jeans Cafe store)
  • 25 June – 5.30-7.30pm
  • 7 July - 10.30am-12.30pm


Village Meetings

Face-to-face presentations and Q&A sessions with residents in the villages of Ebor, Hillgrove/Wollomombi, Wards Mistake and Ben Lomond.

Wollomombi/HillgroveThursday 2 July 6pm - 7.30pm - Wollomombi Hall
Wards MistakeFriday 3 July 6pm - 7.30pm - RFS Shed Wards Mistake
EborTuesday 7 July 6pm - 7.30pm - Sportsground Ebor
Ben Lomond

Wednesday 8 July 6pm - 7.30pm - Ben Lomond War Memorial Hall


Community webinars

DiscussionTimeRegister

Drought, bushfires and pandemic – What this means for Council’s short term financial sustainability. Budget & Op Plan overview and Q&A


29 June – 12pmWatch a recording of this webinar
Drought, bushfires and pandemic – What this means for Council’s short term financial sustainability. Budget & Op Plan overview and Q&A1 July – 6pmWatch a recording of this webinar

Drought resilience, water infrastructure and the Access & Water Usage Charges


6 July – 6pmWatch a recording of this webinar

Environmental and regional benefits of the new Waterfall Way Regional Landfill – what this means for you.


9 July – 6pmRegister for this webinar

Exclusive webinar for Business Chambers & L4L members


7 July – 7.30amWatch a recording of this webinar
Exclusive webinar for NSW Farmers Federation members2 July – 12.30pmWatch a recording of this webinar

(Due to audio technical problems at the start of this webinar, the Introduction in this recording has been replaced by an Introduction from an earlier session)
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