City finances remain sound

Information Update 22 January 2020

It is important to keep the community aware about the performance of the City to ensure we are meeting community expectations. This includes our financial performance.

As part of the City’s ongoing financial management processes, the WA Auditor General conducts annual audits into the City’s finances. In late 2019, the Auditor General completed the City of South Perth 2018/19 Annual Financial Audit Report. This report was unqualified and was received by the Council and formed part of the Annual Financial Report.

During the preparation of the Annual Financial Report, the City became aware that previous data used to calculate the Financial Health Indicator (FHI) score over previous years was in some instances incorrect. As a consequence, the Annual Financial Report for 2018/19 contained revised and updated data, which was adopted by Council and accepted by the electors of the district at the Electors General Meeting in December 2019.

These financial statements show that the City’s finances remain healthy and on track for a positive and sustained long term future.

The City has since written to the Department of Local Government, Sports and Cultural Industries to request a number of amendments to the previous FHI scores.

The adjusted FHI score below, shows the steady trend of the City’s finances in accordance with its planned approach and adopted budgets and demonstrates that the City’s finances are managed in a sustainable and responsible way.


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