I hereby give notice that an ordinary meeting of the Governing Body will be held on:

 

Date:††††††††††††††††††††††

Time:

Meeting Room:

Venue:

 

Thursday, 27 February 2014

9.30am

Council Chamber
Takapuna Service Centre
Level 3
1 The Strand
Takapuna

 

Governing Body

 

OPEN ADDENDUM AGENDA

 

 

MEMBERSHIP

 

Mayor

Len Brown, JP

 

Deputy Mayor

Penny Hulse

 

Councillors

Cr Anae Arthur Anae

Cr Dick Quax

 

Cr Cameron Brewer

Cr Sharon Stewart, QSM

 

Cr Dr Cathy Casey

Cr Sir John Walker, KNZM, CBE

 

Cr Bill Cashmore

Cr Wayne Walker

 

Cr Ross Clow

Cr John Watson

 

Cr Linda Cooper, JP

Cr Penny Webster

 

Cr Chris Darby

Cr George Wood, CNZM

 

Cr Alf Filipaina

 

 

Cr Hon Chris Fletcher, QSO

 

 

Cr Denise Krum

 

 

Cr Mike Lee

 

 

Cr Calum Penrose

 

 

(Quorum 11 members)

 

 

 

Elaine Stephenson

Democracy Advisor

 

25 February 2014

 

Contact Telephone: (09) 373 6328

Email: elaine.stephenson@aucklandcouncil.govt.nz

Website: www.aucklandcouncil.govt.nz

 

 


Governing Body

27 February 2014

 

ITEM†† TABLE OF CONTENTS††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††† PAGE

13††††††† Council Controlled Organisation Review - Current State Assessment †††††††††††††††† 5

(hard copies of this supplementary agenda will be available at the meeting for the public)

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Governing Body

27 February 2014

 

Council Controlled Organisation Review - Current State Assessment

 

File No.: CP2014/02469

 

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Purpose

1.†††††† To report to the Governing Body on the current state assessment that has been undertaken to inform the Council Controlled Organisation (CCO) review.

Executive Summary

2.†††††† The first step in the CCO review has been to undertake a current state assessment reviewing the experience of the council and its CCOs over the last three years. To ensure that the review could get underway immediately the work has been undertaken concurrently with development of the terms of reference.

3.†††††† The two attachments to this item form the basis of the assessment. The report in Attachment A has been prepared from a council perspective, and the report in Attachment B reflects the perspective of the CCOs. The reports summarise the experiences of the council and its CCOs over the last three years, and identify what has worked well, as well as issues and opportunities that may be addressed through the review.†

4.†††††† Formal feedback from local boards and from the IMSB has not yet been incorporated into the council perspective on the current state, but will be fed into the review when received.†

5.†††††† Taken together, these reports have informed the terms of reference for the review and provide a summary of views and insights that will be helpful in undertaking the review.

 

Recommendation/s

That the Governing Body:

a)††††† receive the current state assessment reports, noting that the two reports provide feedback that will inform the Council Controlled Organisation review.

 

 

Discussion

6.†††††† The first step in the CCO review has been to undertake a current state assessment reviewing the experience of the council and its CCOs over the last three years. Two reports have been prepared which, taken together, form the basis of the assessment. Attachment A is the council perspective on the current state, while Attachment B provides the CCO perspective.

7.†††††† The council perspective report was prepared from feedback provided by councillors and senior council staff.† A range of views were reflected in the feedback and the report summarises these, noting where there were common themes and differences.†

8.†††††† The CCO perspective report was prepared by PricewaterhouseCooper (PwC). It was informed by interviews with board members and staff of each of the seven CCOs. It identifies common themes as well as individual responses from each of the CCOs. The CCO perspective was sought in recognition that the experience of CCOs is different to that of council, and to utilise the considerable skill and experience within CCOs to help inform the review.

9.†††††† One purpose of these reports was to inform the terms of reference. It was important to ensure that the terms of reference cover the issues and opportunities identified in these reports. The updated draft terms of reference, also on this agenda, were prepared in conjunction with the current state assessment.

10.†††† In addition to informing the terms of reference, the current state assessment provides feedback that will be helpful in undertaking the review.†††

Consideration

Local Board Views

11.†††† Local boards have been provided an opportunity to comment on the current state. While a small amount of feedback from some individual board members has been received, formal input from local boards is expected during March and April. This will be synthesized and feed into the review at a later date.

Māori Impact Statement

12.†††† CCOs as delivery agents of Council have the potential to have a significant impact on positive outcomes for Māori. The review of CCOs is therefore an important opportunity to ensure that Councilís commitments and obligations to Māori are reflected in the arrangements between Council and its CCOs. The IMSB has not yet had the opportunity to provide input to the current state assessment but when their input is received it will be fed into the review. As the council perspective report notes there have been requests in the past for improved reporting from CCOs on their Māori contribution.

Implementation Issues

13.†††† This report has no specific implementation issues as it is an information report. As noted the information contained in the current state assessment will inform the review.

 

Attachments

No.

Title

Page

aView

Auckland Council CCO Review, Current State Assessment (Council Perspective)

7

bView

Auckland Council CCO Review, Current State Assessment (CCO Perspective)

23

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Signatories

Author

Catherine Syme - Principal Advisor, CCO Governance and External Partnerships

Authorisers

Mark Butcher - Treasurer

Andrew McKenzie - Chief Finance Officer

Stephen Town - Chief Executive


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