Our theme for this year’s annual report is Leadership - Economy - Lifestyle, reflecting the step-change for the Gold Coast following the successful Commonwealth Games and the opportunities this will bring to the city over the coming years.
The Gold Coast continues to grow rapidly. We are responding to that growth with aspirational programs and projects focusing on transport, infrastructure, events, culture, health and knowledge, and business and investment to position the Gold Coast with a competitive advantage — regionally, nationally and internationally.
The Annual Report provides an overview of City activities during the financial year, progress towards achieving the City Vision ‘Inspired by Lifestyle. Driven by Opportunity’ and the City’s Corporate Plan Gold Coast 2022. It includes the City’s financial performance as at 30 June 2019, governance and statutory information.
This report also provides the disclosure requirements relating to the Queensland Local Government Act 2009 (The Act) and the Queensland Local Government Regulation 2012 (The Regulation).
The structure of the report is:
Chapter 1 - Our city
Provides a profile of the Gold Coast, the City’s performance against Gold Coast 2022, reports by the Mayor and Chief Executive Officer, profiles of City Councillors, our major events and the City’s awards for 2018–19.
Chapter 2 - Our achievements
Presents some of the City’s major achievements under three themes of Gold Coast 2022: 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 2019.
Chapter 5 - Appendices
Provides a summary of 2018–19 funding to community organisations, indexes, and other supporting information.