COVID-19 Response

As of Monday 15 June, the Goolwa and Strathalbyn Libraries are open to the public. For more detailed information about particular services affected click here and for the latest updates on Alexandrina Council's response to COVID-19 click here

Please contact us by phone 8555 7000 or email alex@alexandrina.sa.gov.au

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Annual Business Plan and Budget

Consultation on the draft Annual Business Plan and Budget 2020-21 is now closed. Council is proposing a 1.2% rate increase for the average rate assessment in 2020-21.

A report containing all submissions on the draft Annual Business Plan and Budget 2020-21 will be presented to a Special Council Meeting on Monday, 13 July 2020.


Council adopted the 2019-20 Annual Business Plan and Budget at the Council Meeting on Monday 1 July 2019. The summary document and full plan are listed below.

The Annual Business Plan and Budget guides Council's activities so that we can make the best possible progress towards meeting the objectives outlined in our Community Strategic Plan.

The Annual Business Plan and Budget outlines how Council plans to allocate its budget and what services and projects will be developed in the forthcoming financial year.

Natural Resource Management Levy

The Natural Resource Management (NRM) Levy, set by NRM Boards, is a State Government tax imposed under the Natural Resources Management Act 2004. Council is obliged to collect the levy on behalf of the State Government for no net gain to Council.

Council collects the levy on behalf of the Adelaide and Mount Lofty Natural Resources Management Board and the SA Murray-Darling Basin Natural Resources Management Board.

The levy is based on the capital value of land and is shown as a separate charge on the rates notice.