Request for Rates Calculations from GWRC Annual Plans from 2007/08 to 2017/18

Tony Randle made this Official Information request to Wellington Regional Council

Response to this request is long overdue. By law Wellington Regional Council should have responded by now (details and exceptions). You can complain to the Ombudsman.

From: Tony Randle

Dear Wellington Regional Council,

The GWRC has previously release Transport Rates calculations as part of previous Annual Plans. An example is the request for a copy of the Transport Rates calculations used to support the GWRC 2017/18 Annual Plan (https://fyi.org.nz/request/5542-request-...).

I understand that information that was previously withheld is not longer deemed Commercial in Confidence due to the implementation of the new PTOM contracts for bus and passenger rail services. I am interested in be provided with a complete copy of these Transport Rates calculation spreadsheets.

A) Can a copy of the spreadsheets used to calculate the detailed Transport Rates that support the GWRC 2007/08 Annual Plan please be provided ?

B) Can a copy of the spreadsheets used to calculate the detailed Transport Rates that support the GWRC 2008/09 Annual Plan please be provided ?

C) Can a copy of the spreadsheets used to calculate the detailed Transport Rates that support the GWRC 2010/11 Annual Plan please be provided ?

D) Can a copy of the spreadsheets used to calculate the detailed Transport Rates that support the GWRC 2011/12 Annual Plan please be provided ?

E) Can a copy of the spreadsheets used to calculate the detailed Transport Rates that support the GWRC 2013/14 Annual Plan please be provided ?

F) Can a copy of the spreadsheets used to calculate the detailed Transport Rates that support the GWRC 2014/15 Annual Plan please be provided ?

G) Can a copy of the spreadsheets used to calculate the detailed Transport Rates that support the GWRC 2016/17 Annual Plan please be provided ?

G) Can a copy of the spreadsheets used to calculate the detailed Transport Rates that support the GWRC 2017/18 Annual Plan please be provided ?

It is preferred that the requested information is provided in its complete and original spreadsheet format. It is further requested that any spreadsheets linked to the main calculation spreadsheet are also provided as part of this request.

Yours faithfully,

Tony Randle

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From: Bryn Masters
Wellington Regional Council

Dear Tony, 

 

Acknowledgement of Request for Information under the Local Government
Official Information and Meetings Act 1987 

 

Thank you for your email dated 16 January 2020, requesting information
regarding the transport rates calculation spreadsheets used in the GWRC
annual plans from 2007/08 – 2017/18.

 

Your request is being followed-up and a reply will be sent to you within
20 working days of the request being received. 

 

Yours sincerely, 

Bryn Masters

 

 

 

for 

Luke Troy 

General Manager 

Strategy 

Greater Wellington Regional Council

 

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From: Rebecca Dobbs
Wellington Regional Council


Attachment Response Tony Randle OIA 2020 005 v2.pdf
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Hello Tony

 

Please see attached Greater Wellington Regional Council’s response to your
recent OIA 2020-005.

 

Kind regards

Rebecca Dobbs

 

 

Rebecca Dobbs  | Tuhinga o mua (Executive Assistant) to General Managers:
People & Customer and Corporate Services
GREATER WELLINGTON REGIONAL COUNCIL
Te Pane Matua Taiao
Level 1, 15 Walter Street, Te Aro, Wellington 6011 | PO Box 11646,
Manners St, Wellington 6142
T: 04 830 4102

M: 0274 333 752

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Note the GWRC will withhold some information from the requested Annual Plan Transport Rate calculations going back more than a decade stating:
"Note that the information that will be released to you with redactions, so that the information you receive will align with the information provided to you in relation to your request for the 2018/19 calculations behind the Transport Rate Model. Please refer to OIA-2019-325 provided to you in response to your request for the 2018/19 calculation. The grounds in the OIA-2019-325 letter will be relied on in respect of the documents requested above."
Here is a link to the GWRC to OIA-2019-325:
https://fyi.org.nz/request/11296-re-requ...

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From: Tony Randle

Dear Rebecca Dobbs,

On the 17th February 2020, the GWRC responded to my information request for historical Transport Rate calculations. This response included the statement "We will release the information that you have requested as soon as practicable. Note that due to the size of your request this may take some time. "

Five weeks have now elapsed and so could the GWRC now provide an update on when the promised information will be released ?

Yours sincerely,

Tony Randle

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From: Rebecca Dobbs
Wellington Regional Council

Good morning Tony

Thank you for your enquiry, I am following up with the staff involved here working on this response and will be back in touch soon.

Kind regards

Rebecca Dobbs | Tuhinga o mua (Executive Assistant) to General Managers: People & Customer and Corporate Services
GREATER WELLINGTON REGIONAL COUNCIL
Te Pane Matua Taiao
Level 1, 15 Walter Street, Te Aro, Wellington 6011 | PO Box 11646, Manners St, Wellington 6142
T: 04 830 4102
M: 0274 333 752
www.gw.govt.nz| www.facebook.com/greaterwellington

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From: Rebecca Dobbs
Wellington Regional Council


Attachment Tony Randle OIA 2020 005 response release of information.pdf
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Hello Tony

Please find attached our further response to your OIA 2020-005

Kind regards

Rebecca Dobbs | Tuhinga o mua (Executive Assistant) to General Managers: People & Customer and Corporate Services
GREATER WELLINGTON REGIONAL COUNCIL
Te Pane Matua Taiao
Level 1, 15 Walter Street, Te Aro, Wellington 6011 | PO Box 11646, Manners St, Wellington 6142
T: 04 830 4102
M: 0274 333 752
www.gw.govt.nz| www.facebook.com/greaterwellington

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From: Tony Randle

Dear Rebecca Dobbs,

Thank you for the reply today. Can the GWRC provide a list of the names of the files it has identified for possible release for each of the items requested in the information request ?

Yours sincerely,

Tony Randle

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From: Tony Randle

Dear Rebecca Dobbs,

On the 13th March 2020, the GWRC again responded to my information request for historical Transport Rate calculations. This response included the statement "GWRC has undertaken an extensive search of its historic files for spreadsheets used to calculate the detailed Transport Rates that support the 2007/08, 2008/09, and 2010/11 Annual Plans. That search generated a number of files. However, GWRC cannot verify which of these particular files were used to calculate the detailed Transport Rates that support the 2007/08, 2008/09, and 2010/11 Annual Plans"

I responded immediately asking for a list of the "historic files for spreadsheets used to calculate the detailed Transport Rates that support the 2007/08, 2008/09, and 2010/11 Annual Plans" which is the first I require before I can assist the GWRC on providing the requested information but have not yet received any follow-up response.

Can the GWRC please update me on the status of this information request and when I may be expected to received the list of files so I may then assist you in providing the requested information ?

Yours sincerely,

Tony Randle

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From: Rebecca Dobbs
Wellington Regional Council

Hello Tony

Thank you for your email, last week's lockdown announcement did delay getting this information back to you while the organisation got organised.

The name of the files are as follows:

GW Transport Rates Model 07-08 FINAL Annual Plan Final.xls
Transport Rates Model 08-09 FINAL v2.xls
FINAL - GW Transport Rates Model 2010-11.xls

Kind regards

Rebecca Dobbs | Tuhinga o mua (Executive Assistant) to General Managers: People & Customer and Corporate Services
GREATER WELLINGTON REGIONAL COUNCIL
Te Pane Matua Taiao
Level 1, 15 Walter Street, Te Aro, Wellington 6011 | PO Box 11646, Manners St, Wellington 6142
T: 04 830 4102
M: 0274 333 752
www.gw.govt.nz| www.facebook.com/greaterwellington

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From: Alan Bird
Wellington Regional Council

Dear Mr Randle,

 

We are in receipt of a letter from the Ombudsman regarding your complaint
in relation to two requests for information.

 

Would you be available for a meeting on Thursday or Friday next week (via
phone or zoom etc.) to see if the issues can be resolved and the
information provided to you as soon as possible after that.

 

Please feel free to call me and discuss should you wish.

 

Regards

Alan Bird | Chief Financial Officer
GREATER WELLINGTON REGIONAL COUNCIL
Te Pane Matua Taiao
Shed 39, 2 Fryatt Quay, Pipitea, Wellington 6011 | PO Box 11646, Manners
St, Wellington 6142

M: 021 521 033 | [1][email address] |

 

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