Hindmarsh Shire Council unveiled its draft long-term financial plan at a council meeting on Wednesday.
The plan covers budget assumptions and possible grant funding in a ten-year period from 2020 - 21 to 2030 - 31.
The draft long-term plan was the first of its kind after changes to the local government act in 2020. Previously, councils had to only develop a three-year strategic resource development plan, which would accompany the year's council budget.
The 10-year plan will be updated and redeveloped with future annual council budgets to reflect yearly changes in the council economy.
At the September 8 council meeting councillor Wendy Bywaters asked questions on how the plan was developed and what predictions it made for the region's property availability.
Director of Corporate and Community Services Monica Revell said the plan predicted a stable rate base for the shire, due to balancing property interests.
"What we are seeing is that the consolidation of farm property is offsetting the new development of what is happening. So our rate base is staying relatively stable," she said.
"The number of assessments is staying stable, and then we can increase within the rates cap for the new year.
"We have made the assumption overall that property rates won't increase or decrease based on what we are seeing."
To see a copy of the draft long-term financial plan, visit Hindmarsh Shire Council's website.
Public submissions for the plan will be open from September 9 to October 1, 2021.
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