City Budget

The 2023–24 City Budget was adopted by Council on 12 June, delivering a value-for-money budget for all, investing in key projects and services to support our city's lifestyle. Your feedback has been used to help us inform the planning and key budget investments.

Mayor's message

We're delivering a value-for-money budget for the community that is investing in key projects and services to support our city's lifestyle.

We asked the Gold Coast to 'have your say' on local priorities and heard from over 6,100 residents, our largest consultation to date.

The 2023–24 City Budget focuses on these community priorities like tackling road congestion, maintaining our beaches and natural places and prioritising safety initiatives.

Like family households, our budget has already been impacted by rising cost-of-living pressures including fuel, electricity, labour and construction material charges. With this in mind, we have worked hard to keep any rate increase at, or below, CPI (inflation).

This financial year (2023–24) is about delivering for our community. I look forward to working with all Gold Coasters and our small business community to deliver on the projects that matter to them.

Tom Tate BE (UNSW)

City Budget 2023–24 highlights

Providing safe and reliable drinking water
$288.68 million
Waste collection and disposal services
$98.52 million
Safe and reliable sewerage services
$217.74 million
Recycling services
$45.58 million
  • We're continuing to focus on health and safety initiatives, committing $108.62 million.
  • $190.78 million allocated to deliver upgraded roads improving safety and reducing congestion.
  • We're providing $167.01 million to maintain parks and natural recreational areas.
  • An ongoing commitment to healthy beaches, lakes and waterways ($44.99 million).
  • We're investing $128.77 million to provide sporting facilities, community centres and libraries.


Top five service priorities for our local community

Road network
Parks, natural areas and recreation
Parking facilities
Public safety
Transport improvement

Further City Budget information

The Annual Plan

The Annual Plan supports the implementation of the City Vision and Gold Coast 2032. 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.

The Council Plan

The City Budget supports the City's Council Plan – our strategic roadmap to directing investment and resources into community priorities. Over the next five years, we will make investment decisions based on six key community priorities. These have been identified through community engagement and are outlined in the Council Plan which guides our work and actions.

For more information visit our Council Plan page.