Events Centre Underwrite Budget 2019/20

Matthew Young made this Official Information request to Hutt City Council

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From: Matthew Young

Dear Hutt City Council,

Can I please be provided with the paper considered by the Community Plan Committee on 11 June 2019 under public excluded titled 'BUDGET UPDATES 2019/20 - COMMERCIAL UNDERWRITE'

Can I also please be advised of the following information:

1. What is the budgeted figure for the Events Centre underwrite in Council's 2019/20 budget?

2. What is the level of confidence officers have in this figure?

3. Noting that this figure was public within Council's 2018/19 budget, and further information was provided in the agenda of the Finance and Performance Committee of 8 May 2019, what has changed since these times which means the figure now needs to be kept secret?

4. Is it true that the rationale for this item being public excluded is related to negative publicity the underwrite has previously received?

Yours faithfully,
Matt Young

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From: Hutt City Council - Acknowledgements
Hutt City Council

Attachment DOC 19 64995 Acknowledgement Letter OIR Matthew Young Events Centre Underwrite Budget 2019 20 CLEAN.pdf
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Dear Sir/Madam


Attached is an acknowledgement of your recent Official Information


Kind regards

Corporate Information 

Hutt City Council


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From: Bradley Cato
Hutt City Council

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Hi Matt


I refer to your requests below.


That paper is still public excluded and so withheld for the reasons given
at the meeting, which you will recall related to s7(2)(b)(ii) and 7(2)(i)
LGOIMA which relate to unreasonably prejudicing the commercial position of
the person who is the subject of the information and enabling Council to
carry out, without prejudice or disadvantage, negotiations. We do not
consider there are reasons in the public interest that favour release
here.  You have the right to complain to the Ombudsman. 


As discussed in the public section of the meeting, the primary concern for
Council is that is currently in negotiations with the Event Centre
operator with regard to its draft business plan (including the projected
underwrite).  For clarity, this relates to the underwrite for the second
year of operating and not the first year. 




Bradley Cato
General Counsel

Hutt City Council, 30 Laings Road, Private Bag 31912, Lower Hutt 5040, New
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From: Matthew Young

Hi Brad,

Thanks for your response.
Can you please confirm;

1. The timeframe for conclusion of the negotiations.
2. That the requested information will be made available at the conclusion of negotitations.
3. Where the requested information will be made available

Matt Young

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