Why an Annual Report?
Annual reports are produced by Council to communicate with residents and businesses in the community, ratepayers, and prescribed bodies about Council business, its services, performance, and achievements and to comply with legislative requirements. While the annual report is principally a document of accountability, it is also a key element of Council's planning, budgeting and reporting cycle.
Council may also use its annual report as a document to promote the achievements in its local community, and to attract investment into the area but such uses should not detract from the primary purpose of accountability. Annual reports are also a historical record of Council's activities. (LGA Guidelines, August 2007 Updated by Wallmans Lawyers - 2007)
* Hard copies of Financial Statements are available at the Council office.