Council Revenue and Expenses

Council Revenue and Expenses 2015 - 2020

This report displays actual operating financial results from Ipswich City Council. The current report is from June 2015 to the year to date October 2020. Ipswich City Council collects rates and other charges (for example, dog registration fees) to provide a wide range of services to the community. These services are provided in line with council’s five-year priorities which are set out in the Corporate Plan 2017-2022.


Ipswich remains one of the fastest growing local government areas in Australia. This places ongoing pressure on the delivery of community services. During the past five financial years, council has maintained a financial management strategy which has it well placed to manage a growing city.


This strategy has included a focus on minimal FTE (full-time equivalents) growth, minimal increases in operational expenses and an appropriate borrowing program. Services have continued to be delivered and the capital program expanded while achieving these aims through improved processes and innovative service delivery mechanisms.


The Revenue and Expenses are published for the period from June 2015 through to October 2020.

Ipswich City Council Budget 2020 - 2021

Ipswich City Council handed down its budget on Tuesday, 30 June 2020. The budget was developed in alignment with Council’s Corporate Plan 2017-2022 and the following strategic priorities of the newly elected Council:


  • Our council is recognised as a leader in good governance and accountability
  • Our natural environment is preserved and protected
  • Our community has access to jobs and economic opportunities now and in the future
  • Our community is cohesive, vibrant and resilient
  • Our thriving city centre benefits communities across the city


Council’s revenue is made up of a number of sources which includes capital grants and donations under the following categories:


  • Net Rates and Utilities Charges
  • Grants and Contributions
  • Other Revenue
  • Internal Revenue
  • Fees and Charges
  • Other

Council’s expenses is made up of a number of different classes which are detailed under the following categories:


  • Employee Expenses
  • Material and Services
  • Depreciation
  • Internal Expenses
  • Other Expenses
  • Other

The detail of the year to date October actual operating results are detailed in the report.