Quarterly performance report highlights our work to date

Our latest quarterly report has been published and highlights the progress we have made on our work programmes. 

Our quarterly reports are year-to-date reports produced at end of each three- month period. Once presented to Councillors they are published on our website for the community.

They report on the work we have done to contribute to the priorities and levels of service set out in our Long-Term Plan, as well highlighting the risks and issues for the portfolios. 

Key achievements

Draft Annual Plan | Mahere ā Tau 2022/23

This quarter, Chair Jenny Hughey was pleased to see great interest in our consultation on the draft Annual Plan for 2022/23

“We consulted on three topics throughout March, and although the ongoing effects of COVID-19 had an impact on us having in-person gatherings, staff, Council and the community all adapted to the need to focus on online engagement and we received a large number of submissions. Elected members were also kept busy getting out into the community and speaking with their constituents and community groups to encourage submissions. Having the opportunity to have a say and get involved in the process is vital to any democracy, so my thanks if you were one of the many who made a submission.” 

Consultation on the draft Annual Plan closed in early April and staff processed and analysed the significant amount of feedback we received before hearings were held in late April. Councillors  were deliberating last week, before a final decision is made in June. 

Public transport

COVID-19 has continued to have an impact on our operations, in particular on public transport usage during quarter three, with New Zealand being at the COVID-19 Red traffic light setting. Patronage levels were about 60 per cent of 2018/19 pre-COVID-19 levels for the same period year-to-date.

With this in mind, it’s good to know Waka Kotahi NZ Transport Agency has committed to providing financial support through fare underwriting at the normal financial assistance rate of 51% until June 2022. The cost of operating public transport has also increased this last quarter, due to rising fuel prices.  

Ngāi Tahu Bill

This quarter we have elevated the work we do with Ngāi Tahu in a new section in our report. The relationship we have with mana whenua is central to all we do.

In this report we include an update on the integrated planning framework we’re working on in partnership with Papatipu Rūnanga, and the progress of the Ngāi Tahu Bill through Parliament. 

The quarterly reports form the basis of our Annual Report, which will cover the full financial year from July 2021-June 2022.