Council predicts $30,000
surplus in draft budget
COWRA Shire Council’s draft budget for the 2011-12 financial year predicts a budget surplus of more than $30,000.
The draft budget is one of three documents that have been placed on public exhibition.
“The Long-Term Financial Plan is the foundation for the ongoing financial management of council,” says Mayor of Cowra, Bill West.
“It aims to continue council’s strong commitment to prudent financial decision-making that has given us a general fund surplus for 2012-13 of more than $30,000.
“The Delivery Program is a four-year plan that will reflect what we want to achieve in the medium-term and includes most areas of council’s operations.
“The Operational Plan details how council goes about achieving the delivery programs’ objectives; everything from our local environmental plan, the CBD master-plan, installation of the Darbys Falls water filtration plan, development of a Cowra Council traineeship program, and development of a heavy vehicle alternative route for the town,” says Cr West
The three documents, when finalised, will guide council’s finances, delivery of services, and operations over coming years.
An extraordinary meeting of council last Wednesday approved the plans for public exhibition for 28 days from until Friday, June 15.
The Draft Long-Term Financial Plan, Draft Delivery Program 2012-17 and Draft Operational Plan 2012-13 will be on public exhibition in the foyer of Cowra Shire Council, 116 Kendal St, from 8:30am to 4:30pm Monday to Friday; at Cowra Library, and on council’s website at http://www.cowraregion.com.au/home/?id=2468.
Residents are invited over the next four weeks to comment on Cowra Council’s future financial position, delivery of services, and operations, says Cr West.
The call follows council’s recent decision to approve exhibition of its Draft Long-Term Financial Plan, Draft Delivery Program 2012-17 and Draft Operational Plan 2012-13.
“If you are interested in the future of our great town and district; now’s the time to get involved and have your say,” says Cr West.