Municipal finance

Information, guidance and support for municipal financial management and the preparation of financial and statistical reporting documents.

Services and information

Find financial and statistical reporting information for municipalities.

Asset management refers to a planned approach for managing and investing in a municipality’s infrastructure.

Find annual finance and statistics data for municipalities.

Instructions on how municipalities can submit a Statistical Information Return.

Find information on municipal financial returns and sample statements.

Find information on financial returns and sample statements for Regional Service Commissions.

Introduction

Part 8 of the Municipal Government Act outlines the framework local councils and administrations must operate within when managing the finances of a municipality. Each municipality and regional services commission must follow specific requirements regarding budgets, borrowing, investing, corporate planning and financial reporting.

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