Shed 39, 2 Fryat Quay
Pipitea, Wellington 6011
PO Box 11646
28 August 2018
T 04 384 5708
File Ref: OIAP-8-19682
F 04 385 6960
Johnsonville Community Association
Tony Randle [FYI request #10849 email]
Dear Mr Randle
Request for information OIA 2019-259
I refer to your request for information dated 31 July 2019, which was received by Greater
Wellington Regional Council on 31 July 2019. You have requested the following information:
“Earlier this month, the GWRC released its 2019 Pre-Election Report (http://www.gw.govt.nz/pre-
election-report/). This report has financial information summary graphs and tables about the future
GWRC activities across various timeframes out to 2027/28.
On behalf of the Johnsonville Community Association, can I ask the GWRC to please provide copies of
the supporting calculation spreadsheets that were used to provide the future financial information
graphs and tables in 2019 Pre-Election Report ?
We assume that this information is held in electronic spreadsheets and it is preferred that the complete
spreadsheets in their original electronic format be provided.
Happy to discuss any issues with this information request.”
Greater Wellington Regional Council’s response follows:
The Council prepares its budget and forecast information in a budgeting and forecast modelling tool
which uses excel as a front-end reporting tool only. Once excel has retrieved this data then excel
charting functions are used to produce the graphs that was used for the 2018-28 Long Term Plan and
the 2019 Pre-election report. We therefore do not prepare budget and forecast information in an
The excel spreadsheet used to produce the graphs as per your request are attached.
RESPONSE TO OIA 2019-259
The Prospective Funding Impact Statement and Prospective Statement of Financial Position have
been prepared from the information used in our publicly available published:
Annual Reports for the financial year ending 2017 and 2018,
The 2018-28 Long Term Plan for prospective statement of Financial Position for the
financial years ending 2019,
2019/20 Annual Plan for the financial year ending , and
The 2018-28 Long Term Plan for prospective information on the financial years
ending- 2021 to 2023. Commentary supporting this information is held in the Long
Term Plan groups of activities sections, and in the Infrastructure and Financial
The prospective Funding Impact Statement used for the financial year ending 2020 was prepared in
our budget and forecast model tool using March 2019 YTD actual data from our Financial
Management Information System SAP.
The excel spreadsheet used to produce the financial table as per your request are attached. This has
been completed by entering the numbers manually, directly from the above publications.
If you have any concerns with the decision(s) referred to in this letter, you have the right to request
an investigation and review by the Ombudsman under section 27(3) of the Local Government
Official Information and Meetings Act 1987.
GM Corporate Services
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