Kōmiti Tiaki Pūtea / Value for Money Committee

 

OPEN MINUTES

 

 

 

Minutes of a meeting of the Value For Money Committee held remotely on 18 November 2021 at 10.00am. This meeting was held remotely and a recording of the meeting will be available on:  https://www.aucklandcouncil.govt.nz/about-auckland-council/how-auckland-council-works/meetings-council-bodies/Pages/webcasts-council-meetings.aspx

 

present

 

Chairperson

Cr Desley Simpson, JP

 

Deputy Chairperson

Cr Tracy Mulholland

 

Members

Mayor Hon Phil Goff, CNZM, JP

 

 

Cr Angela Dalton

From 10.48am, Item 9

 

Cr Shane Henderson

 

 

IMSB Member Glenn Wilcox

 

 

Cr Paul Young

 

 

ABSENT

 

 

Deputy Mayor Cr Bill Cashmore

 

 

ALSO PRESENT

 

 

Cr Dr Cathy Casey

 

 

Cr Christine Fletcher, QSO

 

 

Cr Wayne Walker

 

 


Value for Money Committee

18 November 2021

 

 

 

Note:   a roll-call was conducted that ascertained the following members were in attendance at the commencement of the meeting:

 

Cr Desley Simpson, JP

ü

Mayor Hon Phil Goff, CNZM, JP

ü

Cr Tracy Mulholland

ü

Cr Shane Henderson

ü

Deputy Mayor Cr Bill Cashmore (apology)

 

IMSB Member Glenn Wilcox

ü

Cr Angela Dalton (apology)

 

Cr Paul Young

ü

 

 

1          Apologies

 

Resolution number VFM/2021/1

MOVED by Chairperson D Simpson, seconded by Deputy Chairperson T Mulholland:  

That the Value for Money Committee:

a)          accept the apologies from Deputy Mayor B Cashmore and Cr A Dalton for absence on council business.

CARRIED

Note:   Cr A Dalton subsequently joined the meeting at 10.48am.

 

 

2          Declaration of Interest

 

There were no declarations of interest.

 

 

3          Confirmation of Minutes

 

Resolution number VFM/2021/2

MOVED by Chairperson D Simpson, seconded by Deputy Chairperson T Mulholland:  

That the Value for Money Committee:

a)          confirm the ordinary minutes of its meeting, held on Thursday, 20 February 2020, including the confidential section, as a true and correct record.

CARRIED

 

 

4          Petitions

 

There were no petitions.

 

 

5          Public Input

 

There was no public input.

 

 

6          Local Board Input

 

There was no local board input.

 

7          Extraordinary Business

 

There was no extraordinary business.

 

 

8

Value for Money Update

 

Note:   new clauses b), c) and d) were added as Chairperson’s recommendations.

 

Resolution number VFM/2021/3

MOVED by Chairperson D Simpson, seconded by Deputy Chairperson T Mulholland:  

That the Value for Money Committee:

a)      note the update on value for money activity across the Auckland Council group since February 2020.

b)      note the savings achieved from 2011/2012 to 2019/2020 mean operating costs in 2019/2020 are $316 million less than they would have been had no savings had been achieved.

c)      note cumulative savings of $1.9 billion have been realised across financial years 2011/2012 to 2019/2020.

d)      note rates would be 14 per cent higher if these savings had not been achieved.

CARRIED

 

 

9

Auckland Council savings progress for the period ended 30 September 2021

 

A presentation was provided. A copy has been placed on the official minutes and is available on the Auckland Council website as a minutes attachment.

 

Cr A Dalton entered the meeting at 10.48 am.

 

Note:   changes were made to clause a), with the agreement of the meeting.

 

Resolution number VFM/2021/4

MOVED by Chairperson D Simpson, seconded by Deputy Chairperson T Mulholland:  

That the Value for Money Committee:

a)          note the Auckland Council progress of $64.4 million (71 per cent) achieved towards the $90 million operating budget savings target for the 2021/2022 financial year, including $16.3 million achieved during the quarter ended 30 September 2021.

CARRIED

 

Attachments

a     18 November 2021, Value for Money Committee: Item 9 - Auckland Council savings progress for the period ended 30 September 2021, presentation

 


 

 

10

'Optimise our Service Outcomes' Value for Money Committee Update

 

A presentation was provided. A copy has been placed on the official minutes and is available on the Auckland Council website as a minutes attachment.

 

Note:   changes were incorporated under clause a), with the agreement of the meeting.

 

Resolution number VFM/2021/5

MOVED by Chairperson D Simpson, seconded by IMSB Member G Wilcox:  

That the Value for Money Committee:

a)      receive the update on the Optimise our Service Outcomes programme and refer the agenda report to the Finance and Performance Committee, Governing Body and Independent Māori Statutory Board for information.

b)      review and provide feedback on the draft prioritisation framework at Attachment C of the agenda report.

CARRIED

 

Attachments

a     18 November 2021, Value for Money Committee: Item 10 - 'Optimise our Service Outcomes' Value for Money Committee Update, presentation

 

 

11

Forward Work Programme - Value for Money Committee

 

Resolution number VFM/2021/6

MOVED by Chairperson D Simpson, seconded by Deputy Chairperson T Mulholland:  

That the Value for Money Committee:

a)      tūtohi / receive and whakaae / approve the 2022 forward work programme as appended at Attachment A of the agenda report.

CARRIED

 

 

12        Consideration of Extraordinary Items

 

There was no consideration of extraordinary items.

 

 

 

 

11.32 am                                            The Chairperson thanked Members for their attendance and attention to business and declared the meeting closed.

 

CONFIRMED AS A TRUE AND CORRECT RECORD AT A MEETING OF THE Value for Money Committee HELD ON

 

 

 

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