Mosman Council Continues to Improve Budget OutcomePosted Thursday 10 April 2014
Mosman Council has resolved to exhibit its draft Budget and Operational Plan for 2014/15 and a revised Delivery Program for 2013-2017.
The draft 2014/15 Budget shows that Council is continuing to improve its financial position, forecasting an operating budget deficit of just over $500,000. This compares to operating deficits in 2011/12, 2012/13 and 2013/14 (forecast only) of $3.0 million, $1.6 million and $1.3 million respectively.
While delivering an improved budget outcome, the Council will maintain current service levels to Mosman residents, deliver a substantial capital works program and continue to work on achieving a balanced budget in the near future.
The draft Budget and Council’s draft Schedule of Fees and Charges for 2014/15 do not include any proposals to change pricing or conditions for resident foreshore and resident parking scheme parking stickers, as previously reported.
According to Mosman’s Mayor, Peter Abelson, the draft 2014/15 Budget reflects good value for Mosman residents, with costs being contained and ongoing efficiency drives allowing for the continuation of service levels despite strong state government restrictions on Council revenue through rate-pegging.
“We are making steady progress in improving Council’s financial position, and we will continue working hard to ensure this trend continues. There is always further room for improvement.”, Mayor Abelson said.
Council’s draft 2013-2017 Delivery Program, 2014/15 Operational Plan and Budget, and 2014/15 Schedule of Fees and Charges will be on exhibition from Monday 14 April to Monday 12 May. Copies will be available on Council’s website, as well as at the Mosman Civic Centre and Mosman Library. The Mayor will chair a public meeting for interested residents on Monday 5 May.