Lifting Performance – Council Assessment
This week the South Taranaki District Council (STDC) is undertaking its three-yearly assessment as part of the CouncilMARK™ local government excellence programme.
The CouncilMARK™ programme is designed to give communities an independent picture of how well their council is performing and to support individual councils to further improve the service and value they provide. Participating Councils’ undergo a comprehensive assessment by independent experts measuring indicators across the four priority areas: governance, leadership and strategy; financial decision-making and transparency; service delivery and asset management; and communicating and engaging with the public and business. Councils then receive an overall performance rating from an Independent Assessment Board (IAB) and commentary on their performance.
STDC chief executive Waid Crockett says the CouncilMARK™ programme encourages a culture of continuous improvement and assists councils to further engage with their communities on the issues that matter locally.
“STDC is committed to lifting and demonstrating our performance so that the community can have confidence in what we do and how we do it, and we will use our results to develop an action plan to work on those areas where we can improve,” he says.
This is the second assessment for STDC which was a foundation member of the CouncilMARK™ programme. STDC completed its inaugural assessment in October 2017 and received a rating of BBB (click here to see the Assessment Report)
The STDC is one of 33 Council’s across the country which participate in the local government excellence programme.