Our Reporting

Annual reports

Annual Reports

Each year the City of Canada Bay prepares an Annual Report for the community which outlines all major activities and achievements over the course of the year.

Our Annual Report is called State of the Bay. State of the Bay is an important summary of some of the key initiatives undertaken by Council over the 12-month period. 

You can access documents via the links below.

Download Council's annual reports

Progress reports

As part of reporting under Integrated Planning and Reporting requirements, Council prepares a number of progress reports to document how we are tracking against the Community Strategic Plan (FuturesPlan20) and Council's Delivery Plan. Progress reports provide details of key activities, major capital works and key facts relating to Council's service delivery.

Six Monthly Reports

The six monthly report on progress provides an update on the Council's implementation of the 2013-17 Delivery Plan and 2015-16 Operating Plan with reference to the themes set out in FuturesPlan20.

Highlights on how the council has achieved progress can be found in Annual Reports and the following Progress Reports.

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Annual financial reports

Annual Financial Reports

Each year, Council is required to report to the community on its financial performance and position for the year, in accordance with the Local Government Act.

The financial reports contain information about Council's income, expenditure, operating budgets, the condition of Council assets and infrastructure, and notes about the financial management of organisation.

You can access the current and historical financial reports via links below:​​​​

Operating plan and budget

Council's 2017-18 Operating Plan, Budget and Fees and Charges were adopted in June 2017 after a thorough process of development and community consultation.

Our Operating Plan and Budget, which forms part of the 2013-17 Delivery Plan, sets out every activity undertaken by Council to deliver on the actions we take to achieve the FuturesPlan20 vision.

Council reports progress against the Operating Plan and Budget on a quarterly basis.

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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 from 2012 to current, please follow the link Current Registers and then select the relevant document.

To view registers prior to 2012, please follow the link Previous Registers and then select the relevant document.

End of term report

The End of Term Report highlights what Council has achieved during the Council term from September 2012 until June 2017. In particular, it reports on progress over this period towards the implementation of Council’s Community Strategic Plan – FuturesPlan20.

End of Term Report Sep 2012 - Jun 2017
Please click here for the End of Term Report.