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West Arnhem Regional Council Regional Plan and Budget 2014 - 2015



West Arnhem Regional Council Regional Plan and Budget 2014 - 2015

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West Arnhem Regional Council


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www.westarnhem.nt.gov.au Pg41 LONGTERMFINANCIALPLAN DISCUSSION The long term financial planning of the Council is restricted by a series of unknowns in regards to a range of commercialandcommunityservicesrelatedprogramsandcontracts. Commercial and agency contracts represent a significant revenue stream for the Council in management and administration fees. The programs also assist in subsidising other core services positions in human resources, administrationandinfrastructureservices. ThesustainabilityoftheCouncilisdependentuponstable,longtermgrantfundingarrangementswiththeAustralian GovernmentandtheNorthernTerritoryGovernment.Changesinthesearrangementsandinexistingcommercialand agencycontractshavethepotentialtodisrupttheCouncilscapacitytodelivercoreservicestothecommunities KeyAssumptionsofthelongtermfinancialplan: AllcurrentcoreserviceswillcontinuetobeprovidedbytheCouncil Grantfunded (community) services have been considered only where experience shows that the funding is recurrent since the Council hasnt been advised, at the time of preparing the long term financialplan,ofwhatfundingwillbeavailableforthenext4financialyears.Estimatesarebasedon originalarrangementsprovidedtotheCouncil Therewillbenosignificantadversechangeingovernmentpoliciesimpactingupontheoperationofthe Council OverallCPIincreasesassumedis3.5%peryear Therearenoadditionalmajorinitiativesplannedoverthenextfouryears,outsidethegoalsoutlinedin theRegionalPlan.This isdue tomajor initiativesbeingwhollydependentonadditional fundingand there is currently no indication of significant increases that would enable major initiatives to be considered Therepairs,maintenance,managementanddevelopmentof infrastructure is intendedtocontinueat thesamelevelasdetailedinthecurrentyearbudgetwithincreasesinlinewithinflation Electioncostsareincludedin2015/16financialyearfor$110,000 Noassetdepreciationhasbeenconsidered.

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