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1 Your Council Our Community Survey and Response

2 Your Council Our Community Survey Results 168 survey responses – 99 from the initial survey – 28 from the Happynings Survey – 41 from web survey 17 letters 55 from previous consultations 130 who had not attended. Sample size of response below optimal

3 Your Council Our Community Services Reduction V More Rates

4 Your Council Our Community Acceptable Increase

5 Your Council Our Community Who is willing to Cut What Service CutsCombinedRates Increase 10 Community Subsidies/donations 75.0% 14 Art Gallery 70.7% 14 Art Gallery 27.3% 15 Festivals/Cultural Events 63.6% 15 Festivals/Cultural Events 69.0% 23 Airport 22.2% 14 Art Gallery 61.8% 10 Community Subsidies/donations 66.7% 1 Coastal Environmental Management 20.0% 6 Provide Employment Opportunities 59.3% 11 Youth Services 47.6% 2 Estuary Management 20.0% 11 Youth Services 58.9% 5 Environmental Rehabilitation 46.3% 5 Environmental Rehabilitation 18.2% 1 Coastal Environmental Management 56.4% 1 Coastal Environmental Management 42.9% 20 Bridges 11.1% 5 Environmental Rehabilitation 56.4% 2 Estuary Management 42.9% 10 Community Subsidies/donations 10.0% 2 Estuary Management 54.5% 8 Environmental Health Inspection 42.9% 7 Strategic Land Use 10.0% 9 Onsite Sewerage Management 51.8% 25 Saleyards 42.9% 19 Local Roads 10.0% 8 Environmental Health Inspection 50.0% 9 Onsite Sewerage Management 42.1% 15 Festivals/Cultural Events 9.1% 12 Customer Services 48.2% 7 Strategic Land Use 38.1% 6 Provide Employment Opportunities 9.1% 13 Visitor Information Services 48.2% 21 Cycleway and Footpaths 38.1% 32 Street Sweeping 9.1% 25 Saleyards 48.2% 32 Street Sweeping 35.0% 21 Cycleway and Footpaths 9.1% 7 Strategic Land Use 45.5% 16 Library Services 34.9% 11 Youth Services 0.0% 27 Boat Ramps 44.6% 13 Visitor Information Services 33.3% 9 Onsite Sewerage Management 0.0% 3 Vegetation Management 43.6% 6 Provide Employment Opportunities 31.0% 8 Environmental Health Inspection 0.0% 18 Community Buildings/Halls 40.7% 23 Airport 31.0% 12 Customer Services 0.0% 32 Street Sweeping 38.2% 27 Boat Ramps 30.2% 13 Visitor Information Services 0.0% 23 Airport 37.5% 18 Community Buildings/Halls 28.6% 25 Saleyards 0.0% 26 Beach Foreshores 37.5% 31 Swimming Pools 28.6% 27 Boat Ramps 0.0% 4 Floodplain Management 34.5% 29 Sporting Grounds 25.6% 3 Vegetation Management 0.0% 28 Parks 32.1% 26 Beach Foreshores 23.3% 18 Community Buildings/Halls 0.0% 16 Library Services 31.5% 17 Community Safety & Crime Prevention 22.0% 26 Beach Foreshores 0.0% 21 Cycleway and Footpaths 30.9% 4 Floodplain Management 21.4% 4 Floodplain Management 0.0% 17 Community Safety & Crime Prevention 28.3% 34 Recycling 21.4% 28 Parks 0.0% 29 Sporting Grounds 25.0% 28 Parks 20.9% 16 Library Services 0.0% 34 Recycling 24.6% 3 Vegetation Management 19.0% 17 Community Safety & Crime Prevention 0.0% 31 Swimming Pools 21.4% 24 Cemetery Facilities 16.7% 29 Sporting Grounds 0.0% 22 Street Lighting 21.1% 12 Customer Services 14.3% 34 Recycling 0.0% 24 Cemetery Facilities 14.0% 22 Street Lighting 11.9% 31 Swimming Pools 0.0% 33 Stormwater and Flooding 12.5% 30 Public Toilets 7.1% 22 Street Lighting 0.0% 30 Public Toilets 10.9% 33 Stormwater and Flooding 4.8% 24 Cemetery Facilities 0.0% 19 Local Roads 0.0% 19 Local Roads 0.0% 33 Stormwater and Flooding 0.0% 20 Bridges 0.0% 20 Bridges 0.0% 30 Public Toilets 0.0% $602,000 $144,000

6 Your Council Our Community Comparison to Gap Rates: $1.65

7 Your Council Our Community Main Options Considered Continue to underfund all services – Gradually provide worse and worse services. Provide what services we can properly – Allocate funding until resources are all allocated. – Balance of services not undertaken Provide reduced services in some areas – Most services seen as important, may have to sacrifice some service level to keep range of other lower important service to some extent. Provide reduced services but also increase rates to allow for services considered required. – Select the level of funding that will provide the services the councillors believe should be provided. Base on available today or available after loans paid out with no new loans

8 Your Council Our Community Funding – 2009/2010 Increase of $2 Provides $1.487 millionIncrease of $5 Provides $3.045 million

9 Your Council Our Community What funding is required $15.8 million available to allocate (General Rates & Grants) 13.6% attributed to administration (leaves $13.3 million) Start at regulatory requirements – Councillors: $278,000 – Planning: $350,000 – Building: $65,000 – Regulatory Enforcement: $200,000 – Noxious Weed Control: $157,000 – Emergency Services Levies/Costs: $265,000 Cost $1.3 million (Leaves $12 million) Commitment to loan repayments: $3,820,000 Leaves Discretionary Funds of $8.2 million Following Table shows net cost of various services = $ million Each $1 per week contribution equates to $740,000 of services.

10 Your Council Our Community Services that can be provided properly Final Priority 2010 Survey 2008 Survey Required Funding ('000) None With $2.50 With $3.50 With $4.00 With $4.50 With $5.00 With $5.50 With $6.00 Priority Inc or Retain 0.0%15.7%22.5%25.7%28.9%32.1%28.9%38.5% Local Roads %28,848  Bridges %2875  Stormwater and Flooding %3555  Coastal Environment Management %70  Estuary Management %7250  Flood Management %N/A300  Strategic Land Use Planning %10600  Customer Services %5843  Provide Employment Opportunities %11350  Vegetation Management %N/A157  Beach Foreshores (Surf Lifesaving) %N/A0  Environmental Health Inspection %N/A200  Library Services %6960  Saleyards %210  Airport %N/A98  Community Safety & Crime Prevention %1128   Cemetery Facilities %N/A28   Environmental Rehabilitation %70 

11 Your Council Our Community Services that can be provided properly Final Priority 2010 Survey 2008 Survey Required Funding ('000) None With $2.50 With $3.50 With $4.00 With $4.50 With $5.00 With $5.50 With $6.00 Priority Inc or Retain 0.0%15.7%22.5%25.7%28.9%32.1%28.9%38.5% Parks %13990   Public Toilets %4321   Sporting Grounds %15481   Art Gallery %200  Onsite Sewerage Management %70  Street Sweeping %N/A389   Swimming Pools %14762   Youth Services %12108   Street Lighting %N/A430   Cycleways and Footpaths %8201   Community Buildings/Halls %16336   Boat Ramps %1996   Festivals/Cultural Events %N/A61  Visitor Information Services %9142  Community Subsidies/Donations %N/A63 

12 Your Council Our Community Impact on Average Ratepayer Still working on whether can apply as flat rate * Based on 20MM service and 200Kl usage.

13 Your Council Our Community Next Steps Council has resolved to delay impacts of increase by 12 months, but still has to progress approval process. – Council has to consider rescission motion: Second vote on the matter. Developing Integrated Plan. (Now to May) – Clear actions and projects for 4 years Develop ten year listing over next twelve months – Ten year financial plan with scenario options – Linked to asset management and workforce plans Application to be lodged with IPART. (May) IPART will assess and make recommendation to Minister. Minister will need to consider recommendation.

14 Your Council Our Community Road Funding - Sealed Scenario (Years)Annualised Lifetime Costs Average Roughness External Impacts OptionReconstructResealReconstructResealMtceTotal CostResidents Cost Impact Adj Total 12087,137,3751,999,568109,2729,246, ,9819,091, ,137,3751,653,545131,9838,922, ,6128,782, ,137,3751,339,595158,0558,635, ,8638,511, ,854,9502,946,1331,716,6597,517, ,517, ,854,9502,542,7551,853,8017,251, ,3737,273, ,854,9502,078,5632,152,4997,086, ,2767,120, ,854,9501,614,3712,314,6416,783, ,3176,883, ,039,2503,826,4332,485,7038,351, ,2768,401, ,039,2503,294,5012,665,9787,999, ,3668,050, ,039,2502,822,8942,855,7607,717, ,6577,808, ,039,2502,073,0903,055,3417,167, ,0457,282, ,427,4754,706,7333,485,0769,619, ,7919,714, ,427,4753,858,3103,715,8169,001, ,5089,120, ,427,4752,822,8943,957,5298,207, ,7298,366, ,427,4752,531,8084,210,5078,169, ,7708,316,561

15 Your Council Our Community Condition/ Vehicle Per Day 01 – New 02 – Near New 03 – Excellent 04 – Very Good 05 - Good 06 - Fair 07 – Fair to Poor 08 – Poor 09 – Very Poor 10 – Extremely PoorTotal < – – – 1, ,001 – 5, ,001 – 10, ,001 – 15, ,001 – 20, > 20, Total Sealed Roads Target Area

16 Your Council Our Community Condition/ Vehicle Per Day 01 – New 02 – Near New 03 - Excellent 04 – Very Good 05 - Good 06 - Fair 07 – Fair to Poor 08 - Poor 09 – Very Poor 10 – Extremely Poor Total < – – – 1, ,001 – 5, ,001 – 10, ,001 – 15, ,001 – 20, > 20, Total Unsealed Roads Target Area

17 Your Council Our Community Asset Management Targets

18 Your Council Our Community Samples of Road Assessments

19 Your Council Our Community Target Works >15,000 vehicles per day (VPD) – Armidale Rd: Smith – Kemp ($96,000 – Heavy Volumes Poor Road) – Belgrave St: Post bypass 5,000 – 10,000 – Armidale Rd Leith – Old Greenhills Ferry ($545,000 – Heavy Volumes Poor Road) Thomas Hennessey – Polwood ($194,000 – Heavy Volumes Poor Road) Forest – Sherwood ($280,000 – Heavy Volumes Poor Road) Tozer – Thomas Hennessey ($194,000 – Heavy Volumes Poor Road)

20 Your Council Our Community Target Works 5,000 – 10,000 – South West Rocks Rd Spencers Creek – Frank Cooper (Unfunded in Delivery Plan) Frank Cooper – Memorial Ave ($214,000 – Just in time Seal) – Forth St Gladstone – York ($96,000 – Just in time seal) – Nance Rd ($56,000 – Just in time seal) – Stuart St Belgrave – Smith ($89,000 – Just in time seal)

21 Your Council Our Community Target Works 1,000 – 5,000 – Sherwood Rd Armidale – Link ($25,000 – Heavy traffic volumes poor road) – Armidale Rd Sherwood – Link ($545,000 – Heavy traffic volumes, poor road) Link – Corangula (Unfunded in Delivery Plan) – Second Lane ($223,000 - – Heavy traffic volumes, poor road) Gladstone – York ($96,000 – Just in time seal) Plummers Lane – Rainbow Reach – Suez ($380,000)

22 Your Council Our Community What we heard 2010 Consultations  Council doing what we said would do  Council doing things properly the first time  Council inefficiency – operational / administrative resources  Do we get our fair share ?  Transparency  Economic Development - employment opportunities / investment  Caravan parks  Council applying for grants  How will projects be prioritised  Impacts on pensioners  User pays fees  Everyone should get charged equally.

23 Your Council Our Community Questions If we have to pay more rates can we be given a guarantee that no more money will be wasted on projects having to be repeated before getting in right. I.e. safety steps on stairs. Prince of Wales footpath, plus numerous road repairs. If Council obtains approval for the rate increase of $5 per week per assessment for expenditure on essential infrastructure. What guarantee do ratepayers have that money raised will not be spent on non essential services by a future Council. Kerbside removal of unwanted household items, has Kempsey Council considered providing such a service? How much rates are collected from South West Rocks and surrounding areas per year? How much is spent by council back in the area?

24 Your Council Our Community Questions Would council agree that it has mismanaged funds and put themselves in this situation prompting them to considered drastically slashing services and or hiking rates by an incredible amount? How can Council justify themselves in ignoring a resident who has had communications by phone, and letters for over 14 months? Can you tell me what I get for my rates that a non paying rate resident does not get? Why is it that Council’s annual total income continues to increase which does not result in any improvement in the debt service ratio as disclosed in the sect.418(3) presentation of the financial reports?

25 Your Council Our Community Thank you


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