Draft Annual Business Plan


Council has now released its Draft Annual Business Plan & Budget for the 2019/20 financial year for the purpose of community consultation. Printed copies are available from Council’s Office and the Robe VIC/ Public Library.

A Proposed Capital Projects document has been prepared for each Capital Project over $25,000, these Business Case documents will be available with the draft Annual Business Plan. 

Members of the public wishing to make comment are invited to forward written submissions to the Chief Executive to be received by Council by 5pm on the 6th June 2019. Submissions can be forwarded to PO Box 1, Robe SA 5276 or via email; council@robe.sa.gov.au



Council invites the public to an information session on Tuesday 28 May 2019 from 3pm to 6pm at the Robe Bowling Club.



All members of the public are invited to attend a meeting of Council to be held on Tuesday 11th June 2019 commencing at 6pm in the Council Chambers, Royal Circus, Robe at which the public may ask questions and make submissions regarding the Draft Annual Business Plan and Budget.

Any person that has made a written submission to Council is also invited to attend and may make a presentation to Council in support of their submission. Please phone Council beforehand on
8768 2003 to confirm your attendance.



The draft Annual Business Plan & Budget forecasts an operating deficit of $58,000. Council has identified the following expenditure items that could be removed to balance the operating budget:



  • Admin Donations                                            $3,500

Donations to Stand Like Stone/Southern Ocean Art Price/Easter Fete


Council has supported community events such as the Southern Ocean Art event and Easter Fete over a number of years.



  • Cemetery Operating                                       $12,000

Cemetery Master Plan


            The Master Plan will determine how the cemetery is developed in coming years.



  • Sport & Rec Program                                      $10,000

Financial Support Grants


Community groups have used the Financial Support Grants to help fund community projects and many of these groups have a limited ability to raise their own funds.



  • Town Tree Trimming                                      $15,000


Council is struggling to complete tree trimming in the township and the risk is potential damage to property and injury to residents.



  • Rate Rebates Discretionary                            $10,000

RSL & Golf Club


Both clubs qualify for a discretionary rebate of rates on the basis that the clubs provide a benefit or service to the local community. Council has provided a rebate to both clubs over a number of years and there would be an expectation that Council would continue to assist.



  • Newsletter                                                      $4,000

Remove quarterly newsletter and reduce postage


The quarterly newsletter has recently been introduced to improve communication and the removal would reduce Council’s ability to present information to the community.



  • Public Convenience                                         $5,000

Council budgeted for additional public toilet cleaning


As Robe expands and visitor numbers increase public toilets are utilised more and require additional cleaning, potentially Robe’s reputation will suffer if toilets are not adequately cleaned.



  • Foreshore Protection                                      $20,000

Funding for investigation of long term solutions to beach erosion issues


Recent reports to Council have highlighted the erosion issues at several beaches and long term solutions need to be identified. The risk is that beaches will suffer further erosion and Council infrastructure and private property could be damaged.



  • Fireworks                                                        $5,000

Council’s contribution to New Year’s Eve fireworks


Council has supported fireworks on New Year’s Eve and residents/visitors could be disappointed if the fireworks do not continue.


Council would like feedback from the public on the potential removal of the above expenditure items.

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Contact Council

Royal Circus, Robe SA 5276

Phone: 08 8768 2003

Email: council@robe.sa.gov.au