Talking PRE-ELECTION REPORT - Tararua District Council

 
Talking PRE-ELECTION REPORT - Tararua District Council
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                                                       PREPARED FOR THE 2019 LOCAL ELECTIONS
                                                       FOR THE TARARUA DISTRICT COUNCIL

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stimulate public                                                                                                                  What is a
                                                                                                                                                                                          The PER was added to Local Government Act 2002
                                                                                                                                                                                          (LGA) as one of the “Transparency, Accountability
                                                                                                                                                                                          and Financial Management” package of reforms

discussion                                                                                                                        Pre-election
                                                                                                                                                                                          in 2010 and has one very clear objective… Get
                                                                                                                                                                                          everybody talking!

                                                                                                                                  Report (PER)?
                                                                                                                                                                                          More specifically, the purpose of a PER is to
                                                                                                                                                                                          “stimulate informed debate about council funding
                                                                                                                                                                                          and expenditure issues during local election
                                                                                                                                                                                          campaigns”.

Tararua District
                                                                                                                                                                                          The purpose of a pre-election
                                                                                                                                                                                          report is to provide information to
                                                                                                                                                                                          promote public discussion about the
                                                                                                                                                                                          issues facing the local authority.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                     SECTION 99A(4), LOCAL
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                     GOVERNMENT ACT 2002

  Welcome and Chief Executives Message

 The purpose of this Pre-Election           priority. We also have a significant
 Report is to provide information           programme of work planned for              Beyond this, we are actively pursuing
 to stimulate public discussion             our wastewater network, including          a range of opportunities that have                                                                Firstly, the LGA requires all NZ councils, namely the
 about the issues facing the Tararua
 District in the lead up to the local
                                            obtaining resource consent renewals
                                            for a number of our towns.
                                                                                       arisen as a result of the Provincial
                                                                                       Growth Fund that was established by        Why is Tararua                                         Chief Executive of all councils, to prepare a PER in the
                                                                                                                                                                                         lead up to a local election (and the next local election
 government elections on 12 October
 2019. The Local Government
                                            Improving the resilience of our
                                                                                       Central Government in 2018. Council
                                                                                       has already secured funding for two        District Council                                       is on 12 October 2019).

                                                                                                                                  preparing a PER?
                                            roading network to better cope                                                                                                               Secondly, as a council, we need to engage with our
 Act 2002 requires me as Chief                                                         major projects and is investigating
                                            with the effects of climate change                                                                                                           communities in order to achieve the best results for
 Executive to prepare this report                                                      further potential projects to submit.
                                            continues to require increased                                                                                                               the district. The PER enables us to demonstrate our
 independently of the Mayor and                                                        We have also provided letters of
                                            resources. This is particularly true                                                                                                         performance over the last three years, share plans for the
 Councillors.                                                                          support for applications by other
                                            in the area of emergency works                                                                                                               next three years and discuss issues facing the district.
                                                                                       parties.                                   Key dates for the
 The intention of this report is to         following severe weather events –
 summarise Councils financial               an occurrence that is continuing           Another important focus for Council
                                                                                                                                  2019 local elections                                   Finally, it is hoped that better engaged communities will
                                                                                                                                                                                         impact on voter participation in local elections.
 statements and forecast rates              to increase in both frequency and          continues to be the deepening of our
                                                                                                                                                    Enrolment update packs sent to
 increases, as well as provide              intensity.                                 relationships with both Rangitane and      1 July
                                                                                                                                                    all enrolled voters.
 information on key projects planned.                                                  Ngati Kahungunu. The opportunity for
                                            Earthquake-prone buildings is
 On the whole, Tararua District Council     another area that Council will need
                                                                                       us all to further collaborate for the
                                                                                                                                                    Enrolment closes for printed roll.
                                                                                                                                                                                         Pre-election reports make it
 is on track to deliver on the projects     to increasingly focus on over the next
                                                                                       benefit of all that call Tararua home is                     People must enrol by this day        easier for people to vote for
 and programmes outlined in our             few years. As well as addressing our
                                                                                       vital to our future as a district.                           to receive voting papers in the      candidates whose priorities
 2018-2028 Long Term Plan (LTP).            own earthquake-prone buildings,            It is my hope that this report
                                                                                                                                  16 August         mail. People who enrol after this    align with their own.” HON RODNEY HIDE
                                                                                                                                                    day will have to request special
 Many of our projects are in response       we will begin profiling commercial         will stimulate the discussion it is
                                                                                                                                                    voting papers from their local
 to factors we have little or no            properties in the district to identify     designed to do and I encourage                               council electoral officer.
 control over, i.e. increasing regulatory   those that are potentially earthquake-     you to seek further detail from our
 pressures, mitigating the impacts of       prone.                                     documents such as our Long Term                              Voting documents sent by
 climate change or building resilience                                                 Plan, Annual Plan, and Annual Report.      20-25 September
                                            In our 2018-2028 LTP, we committed                                                                      councils to all enrolled voters.
 in both our roading and three waters
                                            to promoting and facilitating
 (wastewater, storm water and                                                                                                                       Voters are encouraged to have
                                            economic development and we
 drinking water) networks.                                                                                                        5 October         their completed voting papers in
                                            remain committed to this strategy.
                                                                                                                                                    the post by Saturday 5 October.

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 We are making progress on our              We are investing in activities that will
 programme to upgrade our urban
 water networks, including the
                                            attract visitors to Tararua, and assist
                                            business owners and entrepreneurs                      Blaf ir
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 sourcing, storage and treatment of         to either grow their existing business
 water, with Pahiatua a particular          or establish new ones.
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What's in this                                                                                                                                     Council's
                                                                                                                                                                                         The economy, technology and the way Council delivers services
                                                                                                                                                                                         are likely to be very different in the future. Council aims to provide

report?                                                                                                                                            Strategic
                                                                                                                                                                                         leadership and affordable services that help to build strong and
                                                                                                                                                                                         resilient communities.

                                                                                                                                                   Direction
                                                                                                                                                                                         Council’s vision and strategic focus for the district, as disclosed in our
                                                                                                                                                                                         Long Term Plan, is:

                                     How we've                                  WE’LL TALK ABOUT COUNCIL’S FINANCIAL STATUS,
                                                                                AS WELL AS CONFIRMING COMPLIANCE WITH OUR
                                     performed                                  FINANCE STRATEGY.                                                  Our Vision:                           “ A growing and prosperous district providing a wide range of
                                                                                                                                                                                           employment opportunities that is underpinned by highly efficient,
                                                                                                                                                                                           capable and affordable infrastructure.”
                                     our major                                  WE’LL PROVIDE YOU WITH DETAILS ON THE
                                                                                MAJOR PROJECTS THAT WE HAVE SCHEDULED IN
                                     projects                                   THE NEXT THREE YEARS.
                                                                                                                                                   Council outcomes:
                                     major issues                               WE’LL ALSO DISCUSS SOME OF THE KEY ISSUES
                                                                                THAT WE FACE AS A DISTRICT AND HOW WE INTEND
                                                                                                                                                   The Outcomes are the link
                                                                                                                                                   between the Vision and the
                                                                                                                                                                                         2. PROSPEROUS ECONOMY
                                                                                                                                                                                         A strong, growing, prosperous local
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    4. GREAT LIFESTYLE
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    Recreation facilities, heritage and
                                     facing the district                        TO RESPOND TO THESE NOW, AND IN THE FUTURE.
                                                                                                                                                   Council activities, providing the     economy that attracts, welcomes            public amenities that support an
                                                                                                                                                   focus for the groups of activities    and retains businesses and                 outstanding lifestyle.
                                                                                                                                                   and performance measures in the       residents. A district with a clear
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    5. SUSTAINABLE ENVIRONMENT
                                                                                                                                                   Long Term Plan.                       identity that promotes its lifestyle.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    The district has a natural
                                                                                                                                                   1. EFFICIENT INFRASTRUCTURE           3. COLLABORATIVE COUNCIL                   environment that is protected,
                                                                                                                                                   Highly efficient, fit for purpose     A council seen as a leader in              preserved and enhanced for
                                                                                                                                                   and affordable rural and urban        community partnerships and                 present and future generations.

What
                                               The Local Government Act 2002 (LGA) sets out the minimum requirements for
                                               content (or “disclosures”) of the Pre-Election Report (PER).                                        infrastructure.                       collaboration to ensure services are
                                                                                                                                                                                         delivered in the most effective and

must be                                        However, LGA allows reduced disclosures for chief executives of a local authority
                                               that has an ordinarily resident population of fewer than 20,000 people. Tararua
                                                                                                                                                                                         affordable way.

in this                                        District has an estimated 17,300 residents and has applied the reduced
                                               disclosures.
                                                                                                                                                   Strategic focus:
report?                                        The disclosures required in the 2019 Pre-Election Report for Tararua District
                                               are summarised as follows:                                                                          Council’s strategy is to continue
                                                                                                                                                   the focus on core infrastructure,
                                                                                                                                                                                         key reserves and recreational facilities
                                                                                                                                                                                         to aid economic development.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    against the 2015–2025 Long Term
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    Plan strategies.
                                                                                                                                                   economic development, and             This is seen as critical to the future
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    Progress against the amended
                                                                                                                                                   financial prudence.                   prosperity of the district.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    strategies in the 2018–2028 Long

Information                                            Information                                             Information                         The 2018–2028 Long Term Plan
                                                                                                                                                   expanded the strategic priorities
                                                                                                                                                                                         This strategic focus is summarised in
                                                                                                                                                                                         the table below.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    Term Plan will be reported in the
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    2018/19 Annual Report due out 28
Based on audited                                       Based on Annual                                         Based on audited                    to include building a resilient and
                                                                                                                                                                                         Refer to pages 14 to 25 of the 2017/18
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    August 2019.
Annual Reports                                         plans                                                   long term plan                      connected community, and develop
                                                                                                                                                                                         Annual Report for the progress

      FUNDING IMPACT STATEMENTS                               FUNDING IMPACT STATEMENTS                                FUNDING IMPACT STATEMENTS

     2016/17                                                 2018/19*                                                 2021/22                      STRATEGY 1:                            STRATEGY 2:                                STRATEGY 3:
                                                                                                                                                   Continued investment in                Promoting and                              continued financial viability
      SUMMARY STATEMENT OF                                    SUMMARY STATEMENT OF                                     SUMMARY STATEMENT OF        core infrastructure to:                facilitating economic                      through sustainable growth
      FINANCIAL POSITION                                      FINANCIAL POSITION                                       FINANCIAL POSITION                                                 development through:                       and investment, including:
                                                                                                                                                       increase public safety on
     2017/18                                                 2019/20+                                                 2022/23                          Council roads, footpaths,              supporting and facilitating                 ensuring affordability;
                                                                                                                                                       recreation facilities, and in          growth in local business;
      RATES, RATE INCREASES AND                               RATES, RATE INCREASES AND
                                                                                                                       MAJOR PROJECTS                  public buildings;
      BORROWING WITH QUANTIFIED LIMITS                        BORROWING WITH QUANTIFIED LIMITS                                                                                                                                            reducing financial and
                                                                                                                                                                                              building district identity;
                                                                                                                                                       build resilience in water,                                                         business risk;
                                                                                                                      2023/24                          wastewater, stormwater,                promoting the district by
                                                                                                                                                       and roading networks;                  telling our story;                          financial sustainability
* The 2018/19 year is Year 1 of the 2018-2028 Long Term Plan that has been audited.
+ This is Year 2 of the Long Term Plan and, due to changes in the Local Government Act, the Annual Plan is not required to be audited.                 support efficient transport                                                        (long-term financial
                                                                                                                                                       access and digital                     providing business friendly                 health);
                                                                                                                                                       connectivity within the                and welcoming support
                                                                                                                                                       district and regionally;               for new residents and                       cost control.
                                                                                                                                                                                              businesses;
                                                                                                                                                       improve our environment
                                                                                                                                                       and meet our commitments               facilitate the development
                                                                                                                                                       to the Manawatu River                  of key reserves and
                                                                                                                                                       Leaders’ Accord;                       recreational facilities
                                                                                                                                                                                              to attract (and retain)
                                                                                                                                                       meet legally required                  residents and visitors.
                                                                                                                                                       performance standards.
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WHERE DO WE                                                                                             $   1.34                       $   2.62                       $ 1.20
SPEND YOUR                                                                                                                                                                                                  1.33
                                                                                                         RESOURCE                                                       STRATEGY &
                                                                                                        MANAGEMENT                     SERVICE CENTRES                    POLICY                           $
                                                                                                                                                                                                              PUBLIC

RATES?
                                                                                                                                                                                                           CONVENIENCES

                                                                                                                                                                                            2.11
                                ery
This summary shows where ev                                                                                                                                                               $
                               t on
$100 of your rates will be spen
Council services for the 2019/20
financial year.                                                                                                       11.15
                                                                                                                      $
                                                                                                                      WASTEWATER
                                                                                                                                                         $5.96
                                                                                                                                                                                             SUPPORT
                                                                                                                                                                                            ACTIVITIES
                                                                                                                                                                                                                      $   2.68
                                                                                          $  1.70                                                             PARKS &                                                     STORMWATER &
                                                                                                                                                             RESERVES                                                       DRAINAGE

                                                                                            COMMUNITY
                                                                                             SUPPORT

                                                       $   1.04
                                                          CEMETERIES                                                               $ 5.16                                               $ 2.81
       3.34
                                                                                                                                       LIBRARY
   $
                                                                                                                                                                                                                    11.48
                                                                                                                                                                                            SWIMMING

                                                                                                                                                               -69C                                               $
                                                                                                        24.18
                                                                                                                                                                                             POOLS

                                                                                                    $
                                                                       82C
          HEALTH &
           SAFETY                                                                                                                                                 TREASURY                                              WATER
                                                                                                        ROADING                                                                                                        SUPPLIES
                                                                     EMERGENCY
                                                                    MANAGEMENT

                           $  3.44
                                COMMUNITY                                                                                                                                               $ 5.96
                                                                                                                                        5.27
                                 BUILDINGS

                                                                                                            39C                        $                                                REPRESENTATION

                                                                                                                                                                                                                   $  2.47
                                                                                                             ANIMAL
NOTE:
                                                                          4.22
                                                                                                            CONTROL                    SOLID WASTE
Figures are based on a calculation of the total
                                                                       $                                                               MANAGEMENT
                                                                                                                                                                                                                          FOOTPATHS
amount of rates collected for each service. Figures                   DISTRICT PROMOTION
may differ for individual ratepayers according to their                 & DEVELOPMENT
property type and values.

                                                                                                                                   compare this to everyday items:
                                             Average rates per
                                           day for a ratepayer
                                                in the district
                                                                                                        7.27
                                                                                                        $
                                                                                                                                    $1.12          $4.50                $3.50 $2.20                         $6.13
                                                                                                                                                                                                               DAILY           $2.20
                                                                                                                                    LOAF OF              CUP OF              2 LITRES           LITRE OF    HOUSEHOLD           NEWSPAPER
                                                                                                                                    BREAD                COFFEE                MILK              PETROL     ELECTRICITY
                            The targeted rate per day for Water is 83c and for Wastewater is 81c.
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                      Significant
                      Capital                                            Here’s a brief update on some of the
                                                                                                                        Wastewater                            Water supply                       Wastewater
                      Investment
                                                                         major projects and programmes for the
                                                                         financial years 2019/20 to 2023/24:            consent                               leak detection and water
                                                                                                                        renewals                              programme                          supply
                                                                                                                        Council has been working to           The team at Tararua Alliance       network
                                                                                                                                                              programme to systematically survey renewals
                                                                                                                        upgrade the wastewater networks       have commenced a multi-year
                                                                                                                        in towns across the district as
                                                                                                                        part of our commitment to the         the water reticulation network of     A significant percentage of the
Emergency                                Pahiatua water Pahiatua                                                        Manawatu River Leaders’ Accord
                                                                                                                        and in order to meet consent
                                                                                                                                                              the district. The programme will
                                                                                                                                                              highlight leaks in the network and
                                                                                                                                                                                                    water and wastewater reticulation
                                                                                                                                                                                                    network in Tararua was built over
roading works                            upgrade                            Main Street                                 conditions set by Horizons Regional
                                                                                                                        Council. The various consent
                                                                                                                                                              schedule a programme for repair.
                                                                                                                                                              This programme will help conserve
                                                                                                                                                                                                    50 years ago and is coming towards
Tararua District, like the rest of New
Zealand, is experiencing significant
                                         Now that the water storage project
                                         in Pahiatua is complete, Council’s
                                                                            upgrade                                     renewals are:                         our precious water and, when
                                                                                                                                                                                                    the end of its useful life. In order to
                                                                                                                                                                                                    minimise the risk of future outages
                                                                                                                        •   Pahiatua – moving through a       combined with our water storage       across the network a programme
changes in weather patterns due          focus turns to improving water          This project, aiming to revitalise
                                                                                                                            mediation process                 and treatment projects, provide       of renewals has been developed.
to climate change. As a result of        quality. Pahiatua water is currently    the Pahiatua Main Street, has
                                                                                                                                                              improved resilience in water supply   Council is investing additional
increased frequency and intensity        drawn from both a bore and the          progressed significantly over the      •   Eketahuna – consent currently
                                                                                                                                                              for residents.                        resources in this programme
of these weather events we are           Mangatainoka River as the bore is       last year. We have consulted with          under appeal with the
                                                                                 the community on three separate            environment court                                                       that will see old cast iron and/or
having to undertake increasing           insufficient to meet demand. The                                                                                                                           asbestos cement pipes replaced
amounts of emergency works to            water drawn from the river poses        occasions to hear what they            •   Woodville – being publicly
                                                                                 want for the future of their town.                                                                                 with modern alternatives.
keep roads operating following each      quality challenges for Council and is                                              notified
storm event. Not only does this          what is causing current odour, taste    During this consultation period
                                                                                                                        •   Norsewood – commencing
divert staff from other planned road     and discolouration issues.              we developed a series of possible
                                                                                                                            application process
works, it also adds additional cost                                              options for consideration and
                                         As a result Council will need to        collected feedback on each one. We     •   Pongaroa – commencing
to the total roading budget. Where
                                         invest in more sophisticated            were delighted with both the level         application process                                      Many of our projects are in
possible we are undertaking work
to minimise the impact of these
                                         treatment equipment to deal with        of engagement from the community       A key feature of wastewater                                  response to factors we have
storm events, such as removing
                                         these issues. It is important we get    and the overall satisfaction           consent renewals is the                                      little or no control over…
                                         the right treatment option and this     expressed for the proposed design      requirement to adhere to increased
roadside trees that become hazards
                                         means taking the time and making        features. The community feedback       standards, thereby improving the
during severe events. We are also
                                         the investment to get it right. We      is now being used to develop a         quality of treated discharge into
constantly working to improve the
                                         anticipate the work to build the new    final detailed design in order to      our environment.
design of our roads to lessen the
                                         treatment plant will be completed       commence construction. Once
impact of these events. While we
                                         during this Annual Plan period.         completed, the centre of Pahiatua
can mitigate the impact of these
events to some extent, we are                                                    will be a gathering space for locals
forecasting ever increasing capital                                              and an attraction to encourage
and operating costs in this area.                                                visitors to stop.

Wastewater                               there are a number of leaks and
                                         areas impacted by overflowing
Network                                  stormwater systems in periods
                                         of wet weather. Given Council
Infiltration                             is undertaking a number of

Strategy                                 wastewater treatment upgrades
                                         it is important we ensure they are
Council has been undertaking             designed to manage the appropriate
CCTV camera inspections of the           volumes. Repairing leaks and
wastewater network across the            stormwater overflows will reduce
district to better understand the        the capital cost of the upgrades
condition and performance. This          by reducing the volumes requiring
investigation has highlighted            treatment.
that, while the network is in
reasonable overall condition,
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                                             Earthquake    Digital                                                          External funding
                                             strengthening network                                                          In order to maximise outcomes for        •   Central Energy Trust                    • Tourism and Trails Strategy –
                                             of Council    Council provided a commitment                                    ratepayers while reducing costs
                                                                                                                            as much as possible, Council has
                                                                                                                                                                         $165,000 towards upgrading
                                                                                                                                                                         the under-veranda lighting in
                                                                                                                                                                                                                   this project will explore high
                                                                                                                                                                                                                   level opportunities to grow the
                                             buildings     to support the community led
                                                           group Connect Tararua in their
                                                                                                                            explored opportunities to seek               the Pahiatua town centre. This            district’s visitor market and
                                                                                                                            external funding to leverage existing,       funding will enhance the safety           develop a clear cycleway and
                                             Council owns a number of               efforts to improve the mobile and       or attract new, investment. Council          of Pahiatua for residents at night,       walkway strategy.
                                             properties that currently do           digital connectivity in the district.   has recently been successful in              and aligns well with the wider
                                             not meet the requirements of           Connect Tararua has lobbied hard                                                                                             • Application support – in
                                                                                                                            attracting the following funding for         Pahiatua Main Street Upgrade
                                             the Building Act. Engineering          to improve the cell phone and                                                                                                  addition to our own successful
                                                                                                                            projects in the period ahead:                project.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                   applications, Council has
                                             assessments are being ordered          digital connectivity for Tararua        •   Tourism Infrastructure Fund          •   Provincial Growth Fund (PGF)              provided letters of support to:
                                             for each of these buildings. As        District. Their efforts appear to           $102,404 to install toilets at the       Council has been successful in
                                             buildings are assessed Council will    have resulted in an increase in the         Mangatainoka Reserve, which              securing funding for two projects       • CEDA – for an application to
                                             develop plans to undertake any         number of planned cell towers from          has seen a significant increase          from the PGF:                             undertake a tourism study
                                             remedial action required on a case     one to ten, which is a significant          in freedom campers. The                                                            into Te Apiti Manawatu Gorge
                                                                                                                                                                         • Land Use Optimisation – this            tourism opportunities.
                                             by case basis.                         improvement. The group remain               funding also included installing
                                                                                                                                                                           project will investigate the
                                                                                    committed to ensuring the most              solar compacting rubbish                                                         • Environment Network
                                                                                                                                                                           opportunities to grow and
                                                                                    effective coverage possible from            bins at Mangatainoka Reserve,                                                      Manawatu (Source to Sea) –
                                                                                                                                                                           develop markets for four
                                             Urban utilities                        the investment being made.
                                                                                                                                Waihi Falls and Akitio beach.
                                                                                                                                Solar compacting rubbish
                                                                                                                                                                           horticulture crops in Tararua           for an application to explore
                                                                                                                                                                                                                   social enterprise opportunities
                                             expansion                              Council continues to support this
                                                                                    project to provide what is now
                                                                                                                                bins can reduce operating
                                                                                                                                costs significantly by requiring
                                                                                                                                                                           District. A key consideration
                                                                                                                                                                           for each of the crops being             in the area of biodiversity along
                                                                                                                                                                           researched is how they might            the Manawatu River.
                                             In the 2018–2028 Long Term Plan        considered basic infrastructure in          emptying less.
                                                                                    a modern world. Improving digital                                                      support farmers to meet the         We are continuing to explore
                                             Council made provision to extend                                               •   Energy Efficiency and                      requirements of the Horizons        opportunities to attract external
                                             the utilities network by 10 sections   connectivity will be a huge enabler         Conservation Authority (EECA)              One Plan in order to gain           funding to leverage the investments
                                             per annum to provide for population    for Tararua residents.                      $50,000 towards two electric               resource consents. The crops        made by Council as this reduces
                                             growth. Council is currently                                                       vehicle charging stations in               being researched are feijoas,       funding required from ratepayers.
                                             undertaking a project to review the                                                Pahiatua town centre as part of            hazelnuts, berries and cider
                                             urban boundaries and infrastructure                                                the Main Street upgrade project.           apples.
                                             requirements of Woodville,
                                             Dannevirke and Pahiatua to provide
                                             for anticipated population growth.

Waste services
Council adopted a new Waste                  recycled thereby reducing waste to     ratepayers. Council also intends
Management and Minimisation                  landfill. Council has also altered     undertaking education around
Plan 2017–2023 in December 2017.             the fees and charges relating to       waste minimisation to reduce the
Since then, Council has invested             solid waste to ensure a user pays      overall level of waste ending up in
in new glass collection containers           philosophy applies rather than         landfill.
that provide for glass to be fully           this service being subsidised by

CAPITAL INVESTMENT
- Roading & footpaths, 3 Waters and Other
$25,000

$20,000
                        2,158                3,293     2,951     2,673
$15,000   2,780                   3,791
                       5,394                           4,656     3,140     2,415
                                             6,723
          6,049                  5,088                                     3,459
$10,000
                       12,268                         12,585    13,709
 $5,000                           9,437      9,947                         9,580
           8,136
    $0
          2016/17      2017/18   2018/19    2019/20   2020/21   2021/22   2022/23

          Roading & footpaths    3 Waters     Other
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        Financial Performance                                                                                               Financial
                                                                                                                            Infrastructure

Basis of                                                             There is no requirement for the Pre-
                                                                                                                 Key challenges:                          financial policy limits:
Preparation:                               Accuracy                  Election Report to be separately audited.   As part of each 10 year Long Term        RATES
                                                                     However, the majority of information in
This Pre-Election Report brings               of                     this report has already been audited,
                                                                                                                 Plan, Council is required to develop
                                                                                                                 two key strategies - Financial
                                                                                                                                                          Council has set limits on rates and rates increases to Local
together information previously              Information             either as part of the 2018–2028 Long        Strategy and an Infrastructure
                                                                                                                                                          Government Cost Index Inflation plus 2%.
published in Council’s Long Term                                                                                                                          The following graph details the rates increases (actual and proposed)
                                                                     Term Plan, or Annual Reports.               Strategy.
Plan, Annual Plans, Annual Reports                                                                                                                        compared to the rates limits. Council continues to focus on
and associated summaries. It                                                                                     The Financial and Infrastructure         delivering services in partnership and collaboration to maximise value
reflects the policies and strategies                                                                             Strategies provide a framework to        from rates.
contained in the 2018–2028                                                                                       guide Council as it makes financial
Long Term Plan and service level                                                                                 and infrastructure investment
decisions of the current council at    Funding Impact Statements                                                 decisions aligned to prudent,
that time.                                                                                                       affordable and inter-generational        ANNUAL RATES INCREASE
                                       The Local Government (Rating)        • The sources of funding to be       equity principles.                       6%
The financial information contained    Act 2002 and the Local                 used.
in this Pre-Election Report has been                                                                             The key challenges facing                5%
                                       Government Act 2002, requires
compiled from the following sources:                                        • The amount of funds expected       Council are:                             4%
                                       each Council to prepare a
                                                                              to be produced from each                                                    3%
                                       Funding Impact Statement                                                  • Vulnerability to natural hazards and
• The financial information for the                                           source.
                                       disclosing the revenue and                                                  climate change                         2%
  2016/17 and 2017/18 years has been   financing mechanisms it              • How the funds are to be                                                     1%
  extracted from the respective                                                                                  • Impact of changing regulations
                                       intends to use.                        applied.                                                                    0%
  Annual Reports, which have been                                                                                • Economic and population growth              2013/14   2014/15   2015/16     2016/17   2017/18   2018/19   2019/20   2020/21   2021/22    2022/23
  audited by the Auditor General;      This statement is prepared in a      This information can give a                                                                            Actual                              Planned                   Forecast
                                       different format to most of the      quick overview of trends in rates    • Changes to population
• The financial information for the    other financial statements and       that are used to fund different        demographics                                   Rates increase         Rates Cap            BERL Index
  2018/19 and 2020/21 to 2022/23       essentially sets out in a single     activities.                          • The sources and levels of funding
  years has been extracted from the    statement, the sources of both                                              access
                                                                            The Funding Impact Statement
  2018-2028 Long Term Plan, which      the operating and capital funding
                                                                            should be read in conjunction        • Maintaining affordability
  has been audited by the Auditor      for the services that Council
                                                                            with Council’s Revenue and
                                       provides.                                                                 The key funding challenge means
  General; and                                                              Financing Policy in Part 3 of the
                                       The format of this statement has     2015-2025 Long Term Plan, which      the level of investment required to
• The financial information for the                                                                              address the strategic issues and
                                       been prescribed in the legislation   sets out Council’s policies in
  year 2018/19 is extracted from the   and does not have to meet                                                 opportunities has resulted in a need
                                                                            respect of each source of funding
  2018/19 Annual Plan.                 the accounting requirements.         of operating and capital expenses    for sustained rates increases between
                                       The intention is that this new       – i.e. the revenue and financing     3.8% and 4.3%.
                                       format will provide a more           mechanisms to be used to cover
                                       understandable picture of what       the expenses of the Council.         The key infrastructure challenge
                                       Council is spending money on                                              is balancing the need to build
                                       and how those expenditures are                                            resilience and meet the increasing
                                       funded, namely:                                                           environmental, health and safety
                                                                                                                 standards while maintaining
                                                                                                                 affordability for ratepayers.
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                     Infrastructure Strategies

 DEBT                                                                                                             FINANCIAL RATIOS
 Council uses both external and internal borrowing to fund the                                                    The table below shows the financial
 investments in infrastructure assets. Council mainly borrows from                                                prudence benchmark limits compared
 the Local Government Funding Agency (LGFA).                                                                      to actual and proposed limits.
 In its 2018–2028 Long Term Plan, Council has planned to undertake a
 significant capital investment programme. As a result, Council’s debt
 is projected to increase significantly from $21 million to a peak of                                             COMPARISON OF LIMITS                                                        AR 2016/17   AR 2017/18   LTP Yr 1   AP 2019/20        LTP Yr 3         LTP Yr 4         LTP Yr 5
 $41 million during the course of the Plan, which is close to Council’s                                                                                                   Limit                  2016/17      2017/18   2018/19      2019/20         2020/21          2021/22          2022/23
 current policy limits. The graphs below details Council’s debt and cash
 investments positions and the corresponding interest cost and revenue.
 However, there are strategies available to Council to increase its debt                                          RATES AFFORDABILITY BENCHMARK
 headroom. They are:
 • Re-prioritise planned projects to remain within the policy debt limits;                                        - Income Limit ($000's)                                                         22,546       23,046    23,215        23,868          24,875           25,713           26,726

 • Extend the debt limits to the limits in the LGFA covenants. The                                                - Actual or forecast Income ($000's)                                            21,838       22,309    22,884        23,879          24,674           25,612            26,611
   limits in Council’s policy is well below the LGFA covenants. These                                             - Increases Limit                                                               4.45%        5.53%     4.06%         4.30%            4.17%            4.21%            4.35%
   self-imposed lower limits are a prudent means to ensure Council
   maintains capacity to respond to unforeseen events both in the near                                            - Actual or forecast Increases                                                   1.71%       2.30%     3.95%         4.20%           3.88%            3.83%             3.93%
   and long-term future.
 • To improve liquidity by increasing the bank standby facility. Council
                                                                                                                  DEBT AFFORDABILITY:
   has a good relationships with its banks and can increase the facility
   on short notice.                                                                                               Net Debt as a percentage of total revenue               Less than 100%          34.0%        42.0%      41.0%         72.5%           77.0%           80.0%             90.0%

                                                                                                                  Net interest as a percentage of total revenue           Less than 7%             0.9%          1.1%      1.7%          1.9%            2.7%             2.8%             2.8%
 DEBT & CASH INVESTMENT POSITION                                                                                  Net interest as a percentage of annual rates income     Less than 10%             1.4%         1.9%      2.6%          3.8%            5.1%             5.5%             5.8%
                                                                                                                  (debt secured under debenture)
           50,000

           40,000                                                                                                 Liquidity (External, term debt + committed loan         Greater than 110%       175.0%       146.0%    155.0%        132.1%         128.0%            125.0%           124.0%
($)000’s

                                                                                                                  facilities + available liquid investments to existing
           30,000
                                                                                                                  external debt)
           20,000
                                                                                                                  Balanced Budget Benchmark                               Greater than 100%       102.0%       103.0%    96.6%         100.5%         102.3%            104.4%          96.9%*
           10,000
                                                                                                                  Essential Services Benchmark                            Greater than 100%       149.0%       163.0%    132.6%        144.2%          147.9%           140.7%           106.0%
                 -
                      2016/17      2017/18          2018/19        2019/20        2020/21     2021/22   2022/23
                                                                                                                  Debt Servicing Benchmark                                Less than 10%             1.4%         1.6%      2.4%          2.1%            3.3%             3.6%             4.2%

                       Total external debt                    Total cash & cash investments
                       Limit of net external debt             Net external debt
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                           * years in which Council is not compliant with limits.

 FINANCE INCOME & EXPENSE
              500

                -
($)000’s

            (500)

           (1,000)

           (1,500)
                      2016/17      2017/18          2018/19        2019/20        2020/21     2021/22   2022/23
           (2,000)

                       Finance income                         Finance cost
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Statement of Cashflows                                                                                                                Summary Statement of Financial Position
All amounts are in $,000’s                             2016/17   2017/18    2018/19     2019/20    2020/21     2021/22    2022/23     All amounts are in $,000’s      2016/17   2017/18     2018/19    2019/20    2020/21    2021/22     2022/23
CASH FROM OPERATING ACTIVITIES                                                                                                        ASSETS

Cash was provided from:                                                                                                               Current Assets
Rates                                                   21,065    21,652     22,885      23,878      24,617     25,560     26,557
                                                                                                                                      Financial Assets                 10,309      12,110     10,471     8,286      7,227       7,341       7,587
Grants & Subsidies                                      9,285      11,576     9,548      11,386      12,424      13,383    10,866
                                                                                                                                      Other Current Assets                116         68         115        68         115        115         115
Fees, Charges and other receipts (incl Donations)        2,130     2,933       2,743       3,105     2,894       2,955      3,000
                                                                                                                                      Total Current Assets             10,424     12,178     10,586      8,354      7,342      7,457        7,702
Interest received                                         188        202        224          80          95         40          42
Dividends and subvention payments received                   -          -          -          -           -           -          -
Other revenue                                             527        808        376         231         183        930        250     Non-Current Assets
Total                                                  33,195      37,171    35,776     38,680      40,213     42,868      40,715     Other Non-Current Assets        884,096   931,969     912,360    943,601    964,487    990,386    1,013,403
Cash was applied to:                                                                                                                  Financial Assets                   279        375         278        375        278        278         278
Payments to staff & suppliers                           21,222    22,314      23,137     24,564      24,117     25,256     25,726
                                                                                                                                      Total Non-Current Assets        884,374   932,344     912,638    943,976    964,765    990,664    1,013,681
Interest paid                                             513        551        830         813       1,309       1,504      1,678
GST payments                                                 -          -          -          -           -           -          -
Total                                                  21,735    22,865      23,967      25,377     25,426      26,760     27,404     TOTAL ASSETS                    894,798   944,522     923,223    952,329    972,108    998,122    1,021,384

Net cash inflow (outflow) form operating activities    11,460     14,306      11,810     13,303     14,786       16,107    13,310

                                                                                                                                      LIABILITIES
CASH FROM INVESTING ACTIVITIES
                                                                                                                                      Current Liabilities
Cash was provided from:
                                                                                                                                      Other Current Liabilities         4,764     6,369       4,535      4,948       4,731      4,816      4,865
Proceeds from sale of fixed assets                         191          -          -          -           -           -          -
                                                                                                                                      Borrowings                        3,000     4,000       2,000      2,000          -      2,000        1,000
Proceeds from investments realised                       6,144     2,906        250           -           -     (2,000)    (2,000)
Total                                                    6,513     2,906        250           -           -     (2,000)    (2,000)    Total Current Liabilities         7,765    10,369       6,535      6,948      4,731      6,816       5,865

Cash was applied to:
Purchase of fixed assets                                17,028    19,629      18,316     21,383      20,192      19,521     15,452    Non-Current Liabilities
Purchase of investments                                 5,400         96      (2,184)    (2,232)     (1,706)    (1,958)     (1,788)   Other non-current liabilities       977      1,068       1,145      1,190      1,151      1,154       1,156
Total                                                  22,461     19,954      16,132      19,151    18,486      17,563     13,664
                                                                                                                                      Borrowings                        8,589     13,687     19,072     24,848     29,597      31,072     34,407
Net cash inflow (outflow) form investing activities   (15,948)   (17,048)   (15,882)    (19,151)   (18,486)    (19,563)   (15,665)
                                                                                                                                      Total Non-Current Liabilities     9,567    14,755      20,217     26,038     30,748     32,226      35,563

CASH FROM FINANCING ACTIVITIES
Cash was provided from:                                                                                                               TOTAL LIABILITIES                17,332    25,123      26,752     32,986     35,479     39,042      41,428
Proceeds from borrowing                                 2,000      9,000      8,072       7,848       5,731      3,476       4,337
Tenant contributions received                              89          -           -          -           -          -           -
                                                                                                                                      EQUITY
Total                                                   2,089      9,000      8,072      7,848        5,731      3,476      4,337
                                                                                                                                      Retained Earnings               348,461   344,809     342,466    327,476    346,048    349,663      350,131
Cash was applied to:
                                                                                                                                      Other Reserves                  529,005    574,591    554,004    591,866    590,582    609,418     629,826
Repayment of borrowings                                      -     3,000      4,000       2,000      2,000           -      2,000
                                                                                                                                      TOTAL EQUITY                    877,466   919,400     896,470    919,342    936,630    959,081     979,957
Total                                                      86      3,000      4,000      2,000       2,000           -      2,000
Net cash inflow (outflow) form financing activities     2,003     6,000       4,072      5,848        3,731      3,476      2,337

Net increase (decrease) in cash held                   (2,485)     3,258           -          -          31         20         (18)
Total cash at start of the year                         2,762        277       2,018      2,018      2,048       2,079      2,099
Total cash resources at end of the year                   277      3,535      2,018       2,018      2,079       2,099      2,081
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Financial

funding impact statement
All amounts are in $,000’s                                  2016/17   2017/18   2018/19 2019/20 2020/21        2021/22 2022/23       Major Capital Projects
SOURCES OF OPERATING FUNDING                                                                                                         The following table only lists the major projects Council has budgeted in the relevant years of the Long Term Plan
General rates, uniform annual general charges, rates          7,034     7,491     7,963     8,290     8,958      8,954     9,547     and Annual Plan.
penalties
Targeted rates (other than a targeted rate for water        14,804     14,818    14,921    15,589     15,716    16,658     17,064    All amounts are in $,000’s                               Total     2019/20       2020/21       2021/22      2022/23
supply)                                                                                                                              GROWTH
Subsidies and grants for operating purposes                  5,084     5,266       4,181    4,424      4,231     4,586      4,746    Stormwater
Fees, charges, and targeted rates for water supply            2,347    2,324      2,743      3,105    2,894      2,955     3,000     Urban reticulation network extensions                     340           85            85            85           85
Interest and dividends from investments                        216       192       224         80        95         40         42    Stormwater                                               340            85            85            85           85
Local authorities fuel tax, fines, infringement fees, and      527       753       376        231       183       930        250
other receipts                                                                                                                       Wastewater
Total Operating Funding (A)                                 30,012    30,844    30,408     31,719    32,077     34,123    34,649     Wastewater reticulation network extensions               400           100           100           100           100
                                                                                                                                     Wastewater                                               400           100           100           100          100
APPLICATIONS OF OPERATING FUNDING
                                                                                                                                     Water Supplies
Payments to staff and suppliers                              22,126   24,204     23,137    24,565    24,205     25,329    25,765
                                                                                                                                     Water reticulation network extensions                    280            70            70            70           70
Finance Costs                                                   171      679       830        813     1,309      1,504      1,678
                                                                                                                                     Water Supplies                                           280            70            70            70           70
Total applications of operating funding (B)                 22,297    24,883    23,967     25,378    25,515     26,833    27,443
                                                                                                                                      Growth Grand Total                                     1,020          255           255          255           255
Surplus (deficit) of operating funding (A-B)                  7,715     5,961    6,442       6,341    6,561      7,290     7,206
                                                                                                                                     LEVEL OF SERVICE
SOURCES OF CAPITAL FUNDING                                                                                                           Stormwater
Subsidies and grants for capital expenditure                 4,354     7,895      5,367     6,962      8,193     8,797      6,120    District Stormwater development                          600            150          150           150           150
increase (decrease) in debt                                   1,665     (588)    4,072      5,848      3,731     3,475     2,336     Stormwater                                               600           150           150           150          150
Gross proceeds from sale of assets                             368         -          -         -         -          -          -
                                                                                                                                     Wastewater
Other dedicated Capital funding                                   -        -          -         -         -          -          -
                                                                                                                                     Sewerage Treatment discharge to the Manawatu              309             -             -            -          309
Total sources of capital funding (C)                         6,387     7,307     9,439     12,810    11,924     12,272     8,456
                                                                                                                                     Pahiatua Wetland Development                             200           200              -            -               -
                                                                                                                                     Dannevirke Land Disposal consent                          150             -             -            -           150
APPLICATIONS OF CAPITAL FUNDING
                                                                                                                                     Pongaroa Treatment Upgrade                                140          140              -            -               -
Capital expenditure
                                                                                                                                     Wastewater                                               799           340             -             -          459
- to meet additional demand                                     63         -        80        355       387       352        282
- to improve the level of service                            7,992     6,949     5,662      8,898     6,746      4,756     2,272     Water Supplies
- to replace existing assets                                 8,908     12,851    12,574     12,130   13,058     14,413    12,898     Pahiatua Water Membrane treatment plant                 2,700         2,700             -            -               -
Increase (decrease) in reserves                             (2,861)   (6,532)    (2,184)   (2,232)   (1,707)    (1,959)    (1,789)   Water Leakage Strategy and Implementation                600           300           200           100               -
Increase (decrease) of investments                                -        -      (250)         -         -     2,000      2,000     Pongaroa Treatment Plant Stage 2                          100          100              -            -               -
Total applications of capital funding (D)                    14,102   13,268    15,882      19,151   18,485    19,562     15,663     Water Supplies                                          3,400         3,100          200           100               -

                                                                                                                                     Roading & Footpaths
Surplus (deficit) of capital funding (C-D)                  (7,715)   (5,961)   (6,442)    (6,341)   (6,561)   (7,290)    (7,206)
                                                                                                                                     Minor Safety Improvements                               4,800         1,200         1,200        1,200         1,200
                                                                                                                                     Pahiatua Main Street Upgrade                            1,325         1,325             -            -               -
Funding Balance ((A-B)+(C-D))                                    -         -          -         -         -          -          -
                                                                                                                                     Roading & Footpaths                                     6,125        2,525         1,200         1,200         1,200

                                                                                                                                     Communites and recreations Facilities
                                                                                                                                     Dannevirke Sports Centre development                      250             -             -          250               -
                                                                                                                                     Communites and recreations Facilities                    250             -             -          250                -

                                                                                                                                      Level of Service Grand Total                           11,174        6,115        1,550         1,700         1,809
CAPITAL PROJECTS
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                                                Total       2019/20             2020/21        2021/22              2022/23
                                                                                                                               information:
RENEWAL
Wastewater
                                                                                                                               NOMINATIONS OPEN IN JULY                                     USEFUL LINKS
Wastewater Reticulation renewals                1,800              400             400               500               500
                                                                                                                               Nominations for candidates for all available positions       You can visit any of the below websites to learn more
Infiltration Strategy and Implementation        1,155              885             270                 -                  -
                                                                                                                               (listed below) open on 19 July 2019 and close on 16 August   about the 2019 Local Elections:
Wastewater                                     2,955              1,285            670               500               500
                                                                                                                               2019. Voting papers will be sent out from 20 September
                                                                                                                                                                                            Local Government New Zealand (LGNZ) website:
                                                                                                                               2019 and must be received by the electoral officer by
Water Supplies                                                                                                                                                                              www.vote2019.co.nz
                                                                                                                               noon on Election Day, 12 October 2019.
Reticulation Water Mains Renewals              2,550               600             650               650               650                                                                  Information for voters and candidates about the 2019
Dannevirke Intake pipeline - No2 reservoir      1,520                 -              20              750               750     For further information on the 2019 Local Elections, visit   Local Elections.
                                                                                                                               www.tararuadc.govt.nz or www.vote2019.co.nz, or contact
Water Supplies                                 4,070               600             670           1,400                1,400                                                                 Tararua District Council website:
                                                                                                                               your local electoral officers:
                                                                                                                                                                                            www.tararuadc.govt.nz/vote2019
Roading & Footpaths                                                                                                            Sandy Lowe                                                   Information for voters and candidates about the 2019
Drainage renewals                              2,200               550             550               550               550     Electoral Officer                                            Local Elections for the Tararua District - including
Pavement Rehabilitation                         7,385             1,625           1,800          1,980                1,980    06 374 4080 or 06 376 0110                                   elections resources, key dates and information about
Sealed Roads Resurfacing                       8,700              2,225           1,975          2250                 2,250    sandy.lowe@tararuadc.govt.nz                                 standing as a candidate.
Unsealed Road Metalling                        3,520               880             880               880               880     Katrina Kerr                                                 Electoral Commission website:
Emergency Reinstatement                        2,550               900             550               550               550     Deputy Electoral Officer                                     www.elections.org.nz
                                                                                                                               06 374 4080 or 06 376 0110                                   Enrol to vote, check or update your enrolment details.
Footpath renewals                               1,375              325             300               375                375
                                                                                                                               katrina.kerr@tararuadc.govt.nz
Bridge renewals                                 1,000              250             250               250               250
Carpark renewals                                 907                157             164              305                281                                                                 SUPPORTING DOCUMENTS
Structures Component Replacements                800               200             200               200               200     AVAILABLE POSITIONS
                                                                                                                                                                                            Tararua District Council 2018-2028 Long Term Plan:
Roading & Footpaths                           28,437               7,112         6,669           7,340                7,316    Tararua District Council                                     www.tararuadc.govt.nz/publications/plans-reports
                                                                                                                               • Mayor (1 mayor)                                            Tararua District Council 2019/20 Annual Plan:
Communites and recreations Facilities
                                                                                                                               • Councillors - two wards                                    www.tararuadc.govt.nz/publications/plans-reports
Pahiatua pool replacement                        500                  -            500                 -                  -
                                                                                                                                 North Tararua Ward (4 councillors)
Dannevirke Sports Centre Stadium renewals        213                  -             40               173                  -                                                                 Tararua District Council 2017/18 Annual Report:
                                                                                                                                 South Tararua Ward (4 councillors)                         www.tararuadc.govt.nz/publications/plans-reports
Communites and recreations Facilities            713                  -            540               173                  -
                                                                                                                               Community Board Members                                      Tararua District Council Meetings and Agendas:
Support                                                                                                                        • Dannevirke Community Board                                 www.tararuadc.govt.nz/publications/agendas-minutes
Pahiatua Service Centre Building                 300               300                -                -                  -      (4 members)
Support                                          300               300                -                -                  -    • Eketahuna Community Board (4 members)
                                                                                                                                                                                            COUNCIL MEETINGS
 Renewal Grand Total                          36,475              9,297          8,549           9,413                9,216    Horizons Regional Council
                                                                                                                               Tararua Constituency (1 member)                              Tararua District Council 2019 Meetings Calendar:
                                                                                                                                                                                            www.tararuadc.govt.nz/your-council/meetings-calendar
                                                                                                                               MidCentral District Health Board
                                                                                                                               Members (7 members)

SUMMARY OF TOTAL CAPITAL EXPENDITURE                                                                                           Wellington Regional Council
                                                                                                                               Wairarapa Constituency - part of the Tararua District only
                                             2016/17    2017/18      2018/19    2019/20    2020/21    2021/22        2022/23   (1 member)
Growth                                           63          5             80       355       387            352         282   Masterton Community Trust
Level of Service                               8,018     6,238         5,662      7,478      6,747         4,757       2,273   – part of the Tararua District only (6 members)

Renewal                                       8,884      13,577       12,574      12,130    13,058         14,413     12,899
                                             16,965     19,820        18,316     19,963     20,192     19,522         15,454
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                                                               glossary:
                                                               ACTIVITY The operation of a facility or    GENERAL RATE The general rate             OPERATIONAL EXPENDITURE All
                                                               the provision of a service.                funds a range of services and is          funding for providing services on a
                                                                                                          based on:                                 day-to-day basis, excluding renewal
                                                               ANNUAL PLAN (AP) The plan that
                                                                                                          · land value of the property;             and capital expenditure.
                                                               sets out what the council will be
                                                               working to achieve in a financial          · how the property is used                OPERATING FUNDING Revenue
                                                                                                            – e.g. residential, business;
                                                               year, how it will spend its money, the                                               received as part of day-to-day
                                                                                                          · the location of the property
                                                               level of service to be provided, and                                                 activities. Includes user charges and
                                                                                                            – e.g. urban, rural.
                                                               the level of rates and other revenue                                                 rates but not capital revenue (such as
                                                               required to fund that spending.            SUBSIDIES AND GRANTS Revenue              new loans).
                                                                                                          received from an external agency to
                                                               ANNUAL REPORT (AR) The                                                               RATES A charge against the property
                                                                                                          help fund an activity or service that
                                                               document that tracks the council’s                                                   to help fund services and assets that
                                                                                                          the council provides.
                                                               yearly performance and reports                                                       the council provides.
                                                               against the relevant annual plan.          GROUPS OF ACTIVITIES Council’s
                                                                                                                                                    TARGETED RATES A targeted rate
                                                                                                          services are divided into eight
                                                               CAPITAL: LEVEL OF SERVICE Is the                                                     is used to fund activities where the
                                                                                                          groups of activities based on their
                                                               creation of new assets or the addition                                               local authority considers the cost
                                                                                                          relationship and the rationale for
                                                               of new components to existing                                                        should be met by particular groups
                                                                                                          providing them.
                                                               assets that extend any asset’s service                                               of ratepayers, or that there is some
                                                               potential.                                 INFRASTRUCTURAL ASSETS                    other benefit in funding these outside
                                                                                                          Fixed utility systems that provide a      the general rate.
                                                               CAPITAL: RENEWAL Is the
                                                                                                          continuing service to the community
                                                               replacement of existing assets when                                                  SERVICE LEVELS The defined
                                                                                                          that are not generally regarded as
                                                               they have reached the end of their                                                   service parameters or requirements
                                                                                                          tradeable. These assets include
                                                               useful life.                                                                         for a particular activity or service

             North Island
                                                                                                          roads, water and sewerage services
                                                                                                                                                    areas against which service
                                                               CAPITAL: GROWTH Is the creation            and stormwater systems.
                                                                                                                                                    performance may be measured.
                                                               of new assets to meet increased
                                                                                                          LOCAL GOVERNMENT ACT 2002                 Service levels usually relate to quality,
                                                               demand.
                                                                                                                                                    quantity, reliability, responsiveness,
               NEW ZEALAND
                                                                                                          (LGA 2002) Refers to the Local
                                                               CCTV Closed circuit television.            Government Act 2002 that defines          environmental acceptability and cost.
                                                                                                          the powers and responsibilities of
                                                               FUNDING IMPACT STATEMENT
                                                                                                          territorial local authorities such as
                                                               (FIS) Written information that sets
                                                                                                          the council.
                                                               out the funding mechanisms that
                                                               a local authority will use, their level,   LONG TERM PLAN (LTP) A plan,
                                    Norsewood
                                                               and the reason for their selection in      covering at least 10 years, adopted
                                                               terms of the principles of financial       under section 93 of the Local
                                                               management.                                Government Act 2002, that describes
                                     Dannevirke
                                                                                                          the activities the local authority will
                                                                                                          engage in over the life of the plan,
                                                                                                          why the local authority plans to
                        Woodville
                                                                                                          engage in those activities and how
                                                                                                          those activities will be funded.
                      Pahiatua                  Herbertville
                                 Pongaroa

                                                  Akitio
                 Eketahuna

Wellington
PAHATUA SERVICE              EKETAHUNA SERVICE
DANNEVIRKE SERVICE             WOODVILLE SERVICE                                         CENTRE & LIBRARY
                               CENTRE & LIBRARY             CENTRE
CENTRE                                                                                   31 Main Street, Eketahuna
                                                            136 Main Street, Pahiatua
                               45 Vogel St, Woodville                                    Ph: 06 376 0219 (24 hours)
26 Gordon St, Dannevirke                                    Ph: 06 376 0110 (24 hours)
PO Box 115, Dannevirke 4942    Ph: 06 376 0200 (24 hours)                                Fax: 06 376 8181
                                                            Fax: 06 376 0113
                               Fax: 06 376 1025
Ph: 06 374 4080 (24 hours)
Fax: 06 374 4137

                              INFO@TARARUADC.GOVT.NZ          WWW.TARARUADC.GOVT.NZ
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