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Annual Plan and City Budget 2020-21

The Annual Plan provides an overview of the City of Gold Coast’s budget and plans for the year ahead. It continues to progress the implementation of the City Vision – 'Inspired by lifestyle. Driven by opportunity', our Corporate Plan (Gold Coast 2022) and key City strategies.

It includes the City Budget and City Operational Plan, providing a comprehensive view of the City's priorities, key areas of expenditure and levels of rates, fees and charges.

The Annual Plan theme for 2020-21 is Roads to Recovery, supporting the City’s response to and recovery plans for COVID-19. The City has developed a Community and Business Support Package and Economic Stimulus and Recovery Package, which focus on:

  • Supporting our community – provision of relief through rates, fees and charges, rent and lease payments, and community organisation hardship and recovery grants program.
  • Protecting our economy – preferencing procurement from local businesses; accelerating projects which support local jobs; implementing business, trade and investment initiatives which boost the City’s business environment and promote tourism.

Progress against the Annual Plan is presented on a quarterly basis to Council with an annual review published in the City’s Annual Report.

City Budget 2020-21

This budget lays out an economic plan for our roads to recovery from the global pandemic.

Our city has faced challenging times before, from natural disasters and economic challenges like the global financial crisis. Of course this is the biggest challenge we have experienced, but we can and will overcome the health, economic and social challenges we currently face and protect and preserve the Gold Coast lifestyle we all love.

Our strong and disciplined financial management has meant that when faced with framing this year’s budget we were able to do so from a position of strength. This gave us the ability to actively respond to the changed circumstances and provide the leadership and support our residents and businesses need at this difficult time.

Councillors and City Officers have worked tirelessly to ensure that this budget is the right response for our city at this challenging time. We will continue to deliver for our community the essential services that our city requires, whilst setting the economic foundations for our full recovery. We are confident that we can not only recover but come out even stronger than before.

By investing in our infrastructure, as well as maintaining our community assets, we can protect local jobs while supporting both our community and our businesses.

As we face the ongoing challenge, let’s remember that we are all in this together.

  • Delivering for our community
  • Investing in our infrastructure
  • Protecting our lifestyle
  • Maintaining our community assets
  • Protecting jobs
  • Community and business support package.

Annual Plan and City Budget 2020-21 documents

For budget community consultation results, visit GC Have Your Say.

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