Annual Plan

Our Annual Plan provides an overview of the City's budget and operational plans for the year ahead. The Annual Plan theme for 2023–24 is 'Delivering for all' and 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.

  1. City Budget

    A balanced budget with a sustainable long-term financial outlook.

  2. City Operational Plan

    Implementing initiatives which support the delivery of the Council Plan 2022–27.

  3. Supporting Documents

    - Financial statements and policies
    - Performance plans for the commercialised business units.

Our Annual Plan supports our City Vision, 'Inspired by lifestyle. Driven by Opportunity' defining our longer-term aspiration for the Gold Coast. This vision is supported by Gold Coast 2032 themes that describe our aspirations for the city a decade from now. The implementation of the City Vision and Gold Coast 2032 is delivered through the Council Plan 2022–2027.

Gold Coast 2032 themes
Mayor Tom Tate
We are a city on the move, evolving to become one of the best lifestyle communities anywhere in Australia.

Families from across Australia and overseas are moving here to enjoy our natural environment as well as taking advantage of the opportunity to live closer to where they work. Planning for growth requires a team approach as we aim to deliver for all.

Tom Tate BE (UNSW)

CEO Tim Baker
Reimagine the Gold Coast like never before

In the current economic environment, managing inflationary and supply chain challenges whilst maintaining a high level of service delivery has underpinned the development of our Annual Plan. While Council is in a strong financial position, like all households, external cost pressures also impact our bottom line. This is a sustainable plan, ensuring our services meet the needs of residents, while being delivered in a financially responsible way.

Tim Baker
Chief Executive Officer

The Annual Plan is available for viewing as both a complete document or in sections:

Performance Plans 2023–24 – for commercialised business units

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.

The $2.193 City Budget is developed in alignment with the Council Plan 2022–2027, Annual City Operational Plan and Long-Term Financial Plan.

For more information visit our City Budget page.

City Operational Plan

The City Operational Plan 2023–24 (the plan) details:

  • annual programs and services including descriptions, budgets, key activities
  • performance plans for commercialised business units - Gold Coast Waste Management and Gold Coast Water, and
  • support for the implementation of Gold Coast 2032 City Vision and our key strategies.

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.