City of Port Lincoln

Annual Report

Message from the Mayor

Mayor Bruce Green 2017

Welcome to City of Port Lincoln annual report for the financial year 2016/2017. The report details our services, projects and financial performance.

I commend the report to you as it contains a great deal of information about the operations of council and details all statutory requirements under the Local Government Act.

You will see in the report the range of services we deliver to the community. As the tier of government closest to the people, we do the things you see every day. Our parks, roads, rubbish collection, dog registrations and street lighting. We also do the things that are not so obvious such as storm water systems, planning and public health control and compliance with state and federal government rules and regulation. Then we do some fun things, swimming pool and Nautilus Arts Centre, library and festivals. We continue to support Tunarama, and we have proudly supported two new events. Teakle Auto Sprint was a runaway success as was the SALT festival. Both of these are to become welcome additions to our events calendar and I congratulate the organisers of both. They are community events assisted and supported in a small way by council.

Then there are the big projects. In January we opened the completely refurbished Indoor Aquatic Facility. Council repurchased the centre in 2015 and set about planning the redevelopment to ensure our community had an indoor heated pool that will last in excess of thirty years. I am proud to say that we now have a facility that is totally up to date for a spend of just over nine million dollars (including the purchase of the Leisure Centre in 2015). That represents a huge saving on what would have been required if a new site was chosen. This investment allowed us to apply for and receive a $4.4M grant (Australian Government Stronger Regions) for an extension to the associated stadium including three squash courts. Planning is well underway for construction in 2017/18 financial year.

London Street Bridge was demolished in May 2017 and work advanced toward a November 2017 opening. This is a major investment by council, $2.2M partnered with the Australian Government $2.2M and funded under the Bridges Renewal Programme. We expect the new bridge to last 100 years.

Our Heritage Trail was completed. This is a major addition to our walking and cycling trails and another step in delivering facilities that promote a healthy lifestyle.

Rob Donaldson CEO, who continues to have the confidence of elected members and the community, together with the senior management team, works in a capable and professional way to implement Councils strategies. I take this opportunity to thank CEO Rob Donaldson for his strong leadership. I thank all staff who provide the services to our community for a job well done.

During the reporting period, Council was required to undertake an Elector Representation Review. Extensive public consultation took place over the questions of; publicly elected mayor or appointed by councillors, wards or no wards and the number of councillors required to effectively represent the community. The result is that we continue with a publicly elected mayor, no wards and a reduction in elected represented members from ten to nine. I thank the community for their comments and feedback during the consultations.

I also take this opportunity to thank all our volunteers. At the library, helping with cruise ship visitors, at the Nautilus Arts Centre, or at our events, we could not operate without your valued assistance. On behalf of the community, a heartfelt thank you.

Your councillors work hard and are constantly looking to implement things that will benefit the community, always mindful that the community funds council through rates, and are therefore always conscious of efficiency and value for money.

We are your local government and rely on you to interact with us, to comment on our plans and projects and to tell us the bad things and the good. My contact number is 0437437051. I welcome your feedback and comments.

Bruce Green

MAYOR 

Annual Report

The Annual Report contains the required legislative information. details and photos of projects and services provided through out the financial year ending 30 June 2017.

To view the City of Port Lincoln's 2016-2017 Annual Report and/or the Annual Financial Statements, please select one of the links below.  Please note that the first link is the full Annual Report which includes Council's audited financial statements and the second link is the Audited General Purpose Financial Reports, on there own, for quick reference.

Annual Report 2016-2017 including Audited Financial Statements

Annual Financial Statements 2016-2017

To view previous years annual reports please click here

Please note – the files are large and may take some time to open.  Printed copies of the Annual Report are available @ $6.00

City of Port Lincoln
City of Port Lincoln ABN: 80 776 127 243
PO Box 1787, PORT LINCOLN SA 5606
Level One, Civic Centre, 60 Tasman Terrace, Port Lincoln
Telephone: 08 8621 2300 | Fax: 08 8621 2399 | Email: plcc@plcc.sa.gov.au
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