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Understanding The Shires Economic Performance

DSRA looks at some simple and commonly used economic indicators to assess the Douglas Shire’s performance against our neighbouring Councils

THE FACTS:

The Gross Regional Product (GRP) is the equivalent of Gross Domestic Product (GDP) but for a smaller area. It is the prime indicator of the economic health and prosperity of our region. The Far North Queensland Regional Organisation of Councils (FNQ ROC) referred to in the table below represents 13 member Councils in Far North Queensland. Building Approvals and Full Time Equivalent job losses / gains are key indicators of the economic health of the Shire. Data Sourced from:  https://economy.id.com.au/douglas


Fact Analysis:

The 3 key economic indicators above, show that the Douglas Shire is in recession. In addition, DSC has had an Operating Loss (2014-2019) of -$11.4m.

Given these figures, it would be difficult to suggest that Douglas Shire is in good economic shape.

While the economic and financial management of the Shire are obviously crucial measures to consider when assessing the performance of the Council, it is important to be aware that there are many other measures i.e. water and waste management, community consultation, environmental management, maintenance of roads & facilities, and customer service. Performance in all of these areas should be taken into consideration when making a full assessment of the Council’s performance and when selecting your new Council.

ECONOMY.ID.COM | DEMOGRAPHIC RESOURCES

 The following links refer to Douglas Shire Council (DSC), Cairns Regional Council (CRC) and Far North Queensland Regional Organisation of Councils (FNQROC)

Gross Regional Product (GRP)

DSC - https://economy.id.com.au/douglas/gross-regional-product

CRC - https://economy.id.com.au/cairns/gross-regional-product

FNQROC - https://economy.id.com.au/fnqroc/gross-regional-product

Employment By Industry – Full Time Equivalent (FTE)

DSC - https://economy.id.com.au/douglas/employment-by-industry-fte

CRC - https://economy.id.com.au/cairns/employment-by-industry-fte

FNQROC - https://economy.id.com.au/fnqroc/employment-by-industry-fte

Building Approvals

DCS - https://economy.id.com.au/douglas/value-of-building-approvals

CRC - https://economy.id.com.au/cairns/value-of-building-approvals

FNQROC - https://economy.id.com.au/fnqroc/value-of-building-approvals


Douglas Shire Economic Data

The economic data presented in the following link is derived from official sources of information (Australian Bureau of Statistics) as well as Australia's leading economic modellers (NIEIR) and can also be found on the Douglas Shire Council website.

Statistics


2019 - 2020 Budget Report

REVISED BUDGET 2019-2020 REPORT AUTHOR Tara Killeen …

STATEMENT OF ESTIMATED FINANCIAL POSITION 2019 ...


2018 - 2019 Annual Report

https://douglas.qld.gov.au/download/publications__reports/Annual-Report-2018-2019.pdf


2019 Monthly Financial Reports

MONTHLY FINANCIAL REPORT FOR DECEMBER 2019 ...

MONTHLY FINANCIAL REPORT FOR NOVEMBER 2019 ...

MONTHLY FINANCIAL REPORT FOR OCTOBER 2019 ...

MONTHLY FINANCIAL REPORT FOR SEPTEMBER 2019 ...

MONTHLY FINANCIAL REPORT AUGUST 2019 REPORT …


De-amalgamation Analysis of Cairns Regional Council

Report prepared by Queensland Treasury Corporation


Independent  Experts Reports On The State Of The Douglas Shire's Economy

DSRA member Mr Hayes FAII, Sf Fin, FAICD has a successful 45 year career as a Senior Research and Funds Management Executive of major domestic financial institutions including AMP and Westpac, and Founder and CEO of Barclays and Ausbil fund management operations specialising in economic and financial analysis and funds management, both domestically and globally. Mr Hayes has conducted an independent review of the Douglas Shire and presents his findings to the community and for the new Council to consider when making some challenging decisions in the times ahead.

Douglas Shire Economic Review Summary 2014-2019.pdf

Douglas Shire Comparative Economic and Financial Data 2014-2020.pdf



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