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Annual Report

Annual Report 2016-17

Our theme for this year’s annual report is ‘Gold Coast – Unique & Natural’, recognising that the Gold Coast is one of Australia’s most bio-diverse cities.

This report celebrates the city’s open space and recognises how our world-class natural environment underpins our active city lifestyle. During 2016-17, the City has continued preparations for the Gold Coast 2018 Commonwealth Games to be held in April 2018.  

About this report

This report provides the reader with an assessment of Council performance during the year. It also provides the disclosure requirements relating to the Queensland Local Government Act 2009 (The Act) and the Queensland Local Government Regulations 2012 (The Regulations) under the Democratic and Corporate Governance sections. 

The structure of the report is:

Chapter 1 - OUR CITY
provides a profile of the Gold Coast, the City’s performance against Gold Coast 2020, reports by the Mayor and Chief Executive Officer, profiles of City Councillors, our major events and the City’s awards for 2016-17.

presents some of the City’s major achievements under three themes of the Corporate Plan - Gold Coast 2020: Place, Prosperity and People.

Chapter 3 - GOVERNANCE
describes the City’s democratic and corporate governance arrangements and presents information relating to the City’s commercialised business units.

Chapter 4 - FINANCE
provides the Community Financial Report and audited financial statements of Council for the year ended 30 June 2017.

Chapter 5 - APPENDICES
provides a summary of 2016-17 funding to community organisations, indexes and other supporting information.


Annual Report 2016-17 highlights infographic

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Note: The materials presented on this site are provided by the City of Gold Coast for information purposes only. Users should note that the electronic versions of financial statements on this site are not recognised as the official or authorised version. The electronic versions are provided solely on the basis that users will take responsibility for verifying the accuracy, completeness and currency. Although considerable resources are used to prepare and maintain the electronic versions, Council accepts no liability for any loss or damage that may be incurred by any person acting in reliance on the electronic versions. The financial statements within this report are not to be used as an official copy. For more information regarding this Annual Report email, telephone 1300 465 326 or write to City of Gold Coast, PO BOX 5042, Gold Coast MC QLD 9729.

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