Te Pūrongo ā-Tau 2018/19 – Annual Report 2018/2019

Nau mai ki tā mātou tirohanga rāpopoto o te tau 2018/19. Welcome to our summary of the 2018/19 year.

Each year, local authorities are required to present an annual report that includes a set of audited financial statements. Our Annual Report 2018/19 was adopted by Council on 25 September 2019, with an unmodified audit opinion.

The theme for this year’s report is Adaptability: ensuring our people and places remain strong and resilient. This report celebrates the way our people and communities come together, recognises our natural environment and the work done to restore and protect it, and looks at the challenges faced this year in our urban areas because of our location in an earthquake-prone landscape.

Annual Report


Download the full 2018/19 Annual Report (11MB PDF) | Text version (3.6MB DOCX)

The full report contains our comprehensive financial and non-financial information.  

  • Section 1: Our city (930KB PDF) 
    This section includes an overview of Wellington city, the challenges we face, our city’s strategic direction, and our organisation’s vision and values. 
  • Section 2: Summary of our year (2.8MB PDF) 
    This section includes an overview of the year from the Mayor and Chief Executive, the overview of our core business, and summaries of our performance this year. 
  • Section 3: Our performance in detail (5.1MB PDF) 
    This section describes how we performed in detail for each of our activity areas and our Council-controlled organisations. Each activity area includes an overview of the activities from the year, a summary of financials and performance measures.
  • Section 4: Governance and management (580KB PDF)
    This section describes the City’s democratic and corporate governance arrangements and presents information relating to our elected members, committees, directorates, organisational structure and staff.
  • Section 5: Financial statements (1.8MB PDF)
    This section includes the statements of Compliance and Responsibility, Revenue and Expense, the Financial Position, Changes in Equity, and Cash Flow, along with other disclosures for Wellington City Council for the year ended 30 June 2019. 
  • Appendices (160KB PDF)

Annual Report Summary


Download the 2018/19 Annual Report Summary (3.9MB PDF) | Text version (6.8MB DOCX)

The summary is a condensed version of the Annual Report. The financial statements and performance summaries in this version of report do not include all of the disclosures provided in the full report.