Decline of rate rises on target

The Tumby Bay District Council is on target to experience reduced rate rises as revealed from the first review of its Long Term Financial Plan.

The plan, which was adopted in June 2015, was reviewed across the last few months with the results revealed at the council’s monthly meeting on Tuesday.

Deputy chief executive officer Dion Watson conducted the review and said there was plenty of positives to take out of it.

“We’ve projected declining rate rises are on target to be achieved,” he said.

Mr Watson said another big thing to come out of the review is that the council is on target to achieve 100 per cent of its asset renewal program.

Tumby Bay mayor Sam Telfer said it was encouraging that the council could keep its commitment to reduce rate rises.