Pre Election Report 2016
In 2010 the Local Government Act was amended to introduce a requirement for the Chief Executive of each Council to prepare a Pre-Election Report containing information for the community and prospective candidates. The purpose of the Pre-Election Report is to provide information which will promote public discussion about the issues facing the South Taranaki District Council and to enable a better informed election debate.
This Pre-Election Report comprises a suite of information that is sourced from existing Council documents including our Financial Strategy, the Long Term Plan, our Annual Plan and Annual Reports. It is broken into four sections.
The Key Issues section outlines what we see as some of the main challenges facing our district over the medium to long term, including some rationale behind our approach to debt and investments and what we see on the horizon with regard to earthquake prone buildings and solid waste. This is followed by a section outlining some of the Significant Projects that Council is already committed to and is undertaking.
The next section, Financial Summaries, provides audited financial results for the years ending 30 June 2014 and 30 June 2015, and unaudited figures for the year ending 30 June 2016. The summaries also include the budgeted figures recently approved for the current year (ending 30 June 2017) and the budget projections for the following three years ending 30 June 2018, 2019 and 2020. The seven years of financial data will provide readers with a good understanding of the district’s finances, which I’m pleased to report, are very sound.
The final section summarises some of the key findings from Council’s annual Public Satisfaction Survey for the last two years.
PRE ELECTION REPORT 2016