Annual Report


2019-11-29T13:38:00 Pacific/Auckland

What is an Annual Report?

The Annual Report is an account to our community on how Council has performed for the last financial year in relation what we said we were going to do in our Long Term Plan. In our Annual Report we present:

  • What we spent (financial statements); and
  • What we delivered for the money that we spent (reporting on our performance measures).

How we have performed

For 2018/2019, Council reports a deficit of $520,000 compared with our budgeted surplus of $1,162,000. The variances contributing to the additional deficit are detailed further in this document (note 39). The variances contributing to the deficit are detailed in the full Annual Report and Council's strategy for addressing key issues are fully explained in Council’s 2018 – 2028 Long Term Plan. Residents and ratepayers with an interest in Council finances are encouraged to familiarise themselves with the Long Term Plan (click here to view the 2018-2028 Long Term Plan (PDF, 2.6MB).

Council has a strong future focus on the maintenance and management of our assets, now and into the future, to provide the levels of service the community expects. We remain committed to maintaining efficient and accountable local government and, in the process, the provision of quality service delivery for our residents.

Highlights from the last 12 months

More details on our achievements and highlights are available in the documents below. Some points of highlight include:

  • Greymouth was proclaimed a borough on 16 July 1868 and Edward Masters was elected the first mayor of the Greymouth Borough. This means that 2018 was Council's 150th anniversary.
  • Earthquake strengthening works were completed on the Left Bank Art Gallery building.
  • Several very successful events have been held in the Town Square, including the Christmas Carnival, Rotary Street Fare, Easter Extravaganza, Matariki, Kids Fun Fests, Talent Show, music afternoons and multiple markets.
  • Works were carried out to replace the original water reticulation network of Arnott Heights. This was undertaken due to multiple pipe failures over a period of months, which caused significant disruption to the community.
  • The fairy lights in the CBD had a temporary official 'light up' on Easter Monday. After quite a bit of hard work behind the scenes to complete the technical requirements to connect the lights to a permanent power supply, this was completed in November and the lights are now looking fantastic. Thanks to everyone involved in this project.
  • The Draft CBD Redevelopment Plan was put together and public consultation and engagement was carried out. This plan is about identifying our assets and making the most of them. Council adopted the final plan in August 2019 and the CBD Redevelopment Forum are putting together an action plan to begin implementing aspects of the plan.

More information

Please take the time to read the Annual Report Summary and full Annual Report. Here are links to the documents on our website:

2018-2019 Annual Report Summary (PDF 3.9MB)

2018-2019 Annual Report (PDF 3.2MB)

Annual Reports from previous years can be found here.

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