Published: September 2019
Type: Advice and insights

To manage ongoing financial sustainability effectively, councils should identify the services they deliver and understand the total cost of delivering them both individually and collectively.

This fact sheet provides principles for local governments to better understand the full costs of delivering their services, including direct and indirect costs.

Our blog post provides some advice on delivering services your community values.

See our interactive data dashboard for local government to find your local council to explore its financial audit data and compare to other councils.