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Annual reports

Annual Reports

Each year, in November, Council publishes its Annual Report to the City of Canada Bay community. The Annual Report provides an update on our progress in implementing the Delivery Program through the year’s Operational Plan.

The Annual Report also provides a summary of prescribed information that supports Council to be transparent and accountable to the community.

The audited financial statements are part of Council’s annual report.

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Annual financial reports

Annual Financial Reports

In accordance with the Local Government Act, Council reports each year on its financial position and performance.

The audited financial reports include information about Council’s income and expenditure, the condition of Council’s assets and infrastructure, and notes about the financial management of the of organisation. 

The audited financial reports are found in Council's Annual Report each year.

End of term report

At the end of its term in office, the Council tables a report about how the community has progressed towards achieving the goals and aspirations identified in the Community Strategic Plan.

This report draws on information provided by State Government, business and industry, non-government organisations, community groups and residents, and is a key reference for the development of the next Community Strategic Plan by the incoming council. 

Council registers

Register of Donations and Expenditure Declarations

Section 328A of the Local Government Act 1993 which comes into effect from 1 September 2008, provides that Council must keep a public register of all current donations and expenditure declarations lodged by Councillors.  

The Department of Local Government has advised that the following link to the NSW Electoral Commission website will satisfy the requirements of Section 328A:

Members of the public who wish to obtain printed copies of disclosures of political donations may obtain these from the EFA website, or by requesting copies from Council via an Access to Information request.

Disclosure of Political Donations or Gifts relating to relevant Planning Decisions

In October 2008 legislation came into effect requiring Councils disclose all information relating to political donations and gifts for relevant planning applications when lodging an application or making a submission. The declaration is to be made to Council at the time of lodgment of an application, or when making the submission (either and objection of in support).

A relevant planning application includes an application for development consent under Part 4 of the Environmental Planning and Assessment Act 1979.

When donations or gifts must be declared, the Political Donations Gift Disclosure Statement Form  must be completed in full and lodged with the application or submission.

If you require access to the disclosures made, the request will be considered under the Government Information (Public Access) Act 2009 by completing this Access to Information Form.

Register of Government Contracts

In accordance with Section 27 of the Government Information (Public Access) Act 2009, Council is required to maintain a register that records information about  each government contract which has (or is likely to have) a value of $150,000 or more and can be considered a class 1 contract.

A copy of the register can be viewed here.

Register of Planning Decisions at Council Meetings

Section 375A of the Local Government Act 1993 requires the General Manager to establish and maintain a register, of all Development Applications and Planning Decisions made by Council, which is available to the public. The registers, listed for each month, contain a description of the development or planning matter, the decision that was made, the Councillors who voted in favour, and the Councillors who opposed.

To view registers, go to the year below and select the relevant document.