Annual Plan & City Budget

Council raises money to provide infrastructure and services to the Gold Coast community through:

View policies related to financial management and procurement in our Policy register.

Annual financial reporting is key to ensuring the 'good rule and government' of a local area. Our financial plans and reports document the processes used to raise revenue and account for expenditures. These documents are available to the public.

Annual Plan and City Budget

The Annual Plan supports the implementation of the City Vision and Gold Coast 2022. It includes the City Budget and City Operational Plan providing a comprehensive view of priorities, expenditure and levels of rates, fees and charges.

For more information visit our Annual Plan page.

City Operational Plan

The City Operational Plan 2020–21 explains what our City's programs and services deliver on an annual basis and how these support the implementation of Gold Coast 2022 and key strategies.

The City Operational Plan also includes performance plans for the City's two commercialised business units – Gold Coast Waste Management and Gold Coast Water which deliver essential city services.

The City Operational Plan is presented through the City's 10 programs which deliver and support a wide range of services to the city. The City Operational Plan explains:

  • what the programs and associated services deliver to the city
  • an overview of program and service budget information
  • service description and level of service information across the 48 services
  • City Operational Plan key activities, highlighting where these contribute to strategic planning for the city.

Download and view the City Operational Plan 2021–22(PDF, 1MB).

Progress against the City Operational Plan is reviewed and published on a quarterly basis. To see how we're tracking, view the City Operational Plan – Progress Report.