City Budget

The 2024–25 City Budget was adopted by Council on 7 June, delivering a value-for-money budget for all, investing in key projects and services to support our city's lifestyle.

Mayor Tom Tate

Mayor's message

The 2024-25 City Budget highlights where we are investing in key economic and social drivers including: broadening our $41 billion economy; creating more connected communities; improving our sporting facilities; and preserving and protecting our precious green and open spaces including the city’s 2300 parks.

Meeting our objectives means keeping a lid on debt while still maintaining key frontline services and continuing to protect our lifestyle.

It also means setting record capital works investment in new parks, pools, sporting halls, roads, cycle ways, recycling facilities and water and waste services.

I look forward to working with the community to deliver on our promises and continue to protect our lifestyle. Together, we can ensure our city remains a great place to live, work and invest.

Tom Tate BE (UNSW)

City Budget 2024–25 highlights

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Providing safe and reliable drinking water
$321 million
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Waste collection and disposal services
$151 million
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Safe and reliable sewerage services
$231 million
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Recycling services
$46 million
  • We're continuing to focus on health and safety initiatives, committing $80 million.
  • $255 million allocated to deliver upgraded roads improving safety and reducing congestion.
  • We're providing $207 million to maintain parks and natural recreational areas.
  • An ongoing commitment to healthy beaches, lakes and waterways ($35 million).
  • We're investing $92 million to provide sporting facilities, community centres and libraries.

Top four service priorities for our local community

Public safety
Community and lifestyle
Road network
Transport and infrastructure
Parks, natural areas and recreation
Green space and environment
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Business and economy

Further City Budget information

City Budget 2024–25 summary(PDF, 3MB)
Full budget summary highlighting expenditure areas

The Annual Plan

The Annual Plan supports the implementation of the City Vision, 'Inspired by lifestyle. Driven by opportunity', 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 2022-2027 – our strategic roadmap to directing investment and resources into community priorities.

For more information visit our Council Plan page.