Interim Year End Result Shows Council in Strong Financial Position

Interim Year End Result Shows Council in Strong Financial Position

Monday, September 02, 2013

The South Taranaki District Council is on track to deliver a healthy $12 million surplus for the 2012/13 year compared to a budgeted surplus of $1.57 million according to its Interim Annual Report presented at Monday’s (2 September) Policy Development Meeting.

STDC Chief Executive, Craig Stevenson says the result shows the Council is in a strong financial position.

“The bulk of the surplus comes from strong earnings from our Long Term Investment Fund. It performed extremely well over the course of the year which has returned almost $8 million more than what we had budgeted. This extra revenue will be returned to the fund to build it up for those years when it doesn’t perform so well,” says Mr Stevenson.

“The really pleasing result is the $1.74 million of operational savings. These savings are largely the result of reduced contractor costs and savings in energy costs,” he says.

“They demonstrate our commitment to running a lean and efficient organisation and being prudent with every dollar spent,” says Mr Stevenson.

The final audited Annual Report for 2012/13 is due at the end of October.