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From: Matthew Wallace

Dear Christchurch City Council,

Could you please release all correspondence between staff and QV, and elected members and staff, and elected members and QV regarding the 2019 re-valuation of city wide rateable valuations. Particularly including aspects of the instructions.

Could you please release the area data which formed the valuations, particularly the equations used to reach the end rateable valuation figure.

Yours faithfully,

Matt Wallace

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Dear Mr Wallace,

 

Thank you for your email.

 

We are handling your request under the Local Government Official
Information and Meetings Act 1987 (LGOIMA). Your request has been
forwarded to the appropriate Christchurch City Council staff, and we will
provide a response or update within 20 working days of the date we
received your request.

 

Yours sincerely,

 

Ana Macadie
Information Advisor
Chief Executive's Office

 

 
   
[1][email address]
Te Hononga Civic Offices, 53 Hereford Street, Christchurch
PO Box 73016, Christchurch 8154
[2]ccc.govt.nz

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From: Matthew Wallace <[FOI #12176 email]>
Sent: Friday, 7 February 2020 1:58 PM
To: Official Information <[email address]>
Subject: Official Information request - Correspondence re: Rateable
Valuations

 

Dear Christchurch City Council,

Could you please release all correspondence between staff and QV, and
elected members and staff, and elected members and QV regarding the 2019
re-valuation of city wide rateable valuations. Particularly including
aspects of the instructions.

Could you please release the area data which formed the valuations,
particularly the equations used to reach the end rateable valuation
figure.

Yours faithfully,

Matt Wallace

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Dear Mr Wallace,

 

I am writing in regards to your LGOIMA request of February 17 2020 when
you asked:

 

Could you please release all correspondence between staff and QV, and
elected members and staff, and elected members and QV regarding the 2019
re-valuation of city wide rateable valuations. Particularly including
aspects of the instructions.

Could you please release the area data which formed the valuations,
particularly the equations used to reach the end rateable valuation
figure.

 

I have heard back from staff who have advised that they are having some
trouble understanding your request.

 

Would you be able to clarify exactly what information you are seeking? If
you prefer, staff are happy to call you to discuss your request (if you
would like this please email our office from your personal email, not via
the FYI public website).

 

I hope to hear from you soon.

 

Kind regards,

 

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|the Chief | |
|Executive | |
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|Christchurch| |
|City Council| |
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|Street, | |
|Christchurch| |
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From: Matthew Wallace

Dear Official Information,

I am after all correspondence between staff and elected members, and elected members and qv, and staff and qv, which relates to the instructions for setting the current rateable valuations.

I am also after the equation or methodolgy which was used to set the rateable valuations.

Yours sincerely,

Matthew Wallace

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Dear Matthew,

 

I have heard back from staff who have indicated that they are still having
difficulty understanding what you are seeking.

 

Is there a particular property or issue you are concerned about? The
manager of Funds and Financial Policy, Mr Andrew Jefferies, would be happy
to call you to discuss your request. If you would like to take up this
offer could you please email our office from your private email address
and let me know your phone number? I will then arrange for Mr Jefferies to
call at a time that suits you.

 

You have the right to ask the Ombudsman to investigate and review this
extension. Complaints can be sent by email to
[1][email address], by fax to (04) 471 2254, or by post to
The Ombudsman, PO Box 10152, Wellington 6143.

 

I look forward to hearing from you.

 

Kind regards,

 

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|Ana Macadie | |
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|Information | |
|Advisor | |
| | |
|Office of | |
|the Chief | |
|Executive | |
| | |
|Christchurch| |
|City Council| |
| | |
|53 Hereford | |
|Street, | |
|Christchurch| |
|8011 | |
| | |
|  | |
| | |
| | |
|Please | |
|consider the| |
|environment | |
|before | |
|printing | |
|this email |[2]http://resources.ccc.govt.nz/images/ccc_...
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From: Matthew Wallace <[FOI #12176 email]>
Sent: Tuesday, 18 February 2020 3:28 PM
To: Official Information <[email address]>
Subject: Re: LGOIMA - request for refinement

 

Dear Official Information,

I am after all correspondence between staff and elected members, and
elected members and qv, and staff and qv, which relates to the
instructions for setting the current rateable valuations.

I am also after the equation or methodolgy which was used to set the
rateable valuations.

Yours sincerely,

Matthew Wallace

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From: Matthew Wallace

Dear Official Information,

The request does not seem overly complicated.

I am after the equation, or methodology, to which QV used to set the rates for establishing the rateable value of properties. This is presumably straight forward.

I am also after all correspondence between elected members and staff, staff and qv, elected members and qv, regarding the setting of rateable values.

I am not able to make this clearer. To assist your staff it would seem logical that qv have a base equation when establishing the rateable value of a property. Potentially a combination of age, area, land area etc.

Presumably there have also been conversations around the setting of rateable valuations between staff and qv, staff and elected members, staff and staff, etc surrounding the setting of the rateable valuation.

I am not interested in a telephone call but would prefer all correspondence to be via FYI
Yours sincerely,

Matthew Wallace

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Dear Mr Wallace,

 

I am writing in regards to your request. I have previously consulted with
staff who then escalated your request to the Head of Financial Management.
I am needing to consult with her to determine if we are able to provide
the information you are seeking, or if it is necessary for QV to respond.

 

I anticipate being back in touch with you in the morning.

 

I apologise for the delay.

 

Kind regards,

 

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|Ana Macadie | |
| | |
|Information | |
|Advisor | |
| | |
|Office of | |
|the Chief | |
|Executive | |
| | |
|Christchurch| |
|City Council| |
| | |
|53 Hereford | |
|Street, | |
|Christchurch| |
|8011 | |
| | |
|  | |
| | |
| | |
|Please | |
|consider the| |
|environment | |
|before | |
|printing | |
|this email |[1]http://resources.ccc.govt.nz/images/ccc_...
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From: Matthew Wallace <[FOI #12176 email]>
Sent: Tuesday, 18 February 2020 3:28 PM
To: Official Information <[email address]>
Subject: Re: LGOIMA - request for refinement

 

Dear Official Information,

I am after all correspondence between staff and elected members, and
elected members and qv, and staff and qv, which relates to the
instructions for setting the current rateable valuations.

I am also after the equation or methodolgy which was used to set the
rateable valuations.

Yours sincerely,

Matthew Wallace

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Dear Mr Wallace,

 

My apologies for the delay in reply, it was necessary for me to further
consult with staff. I have been advised that QV are contracted to provide
a service, and the Council does not seek to influence them on how they do
it.

 

Staff have also advised that you are best to approach QV with your query.

 

If you have any concerns or require further information please let me
know.

 

You have the right to request the Ombudsman to review this decision.
Complaints can be sent by email to [1][email address], by fax
to (04) 471 2254, or by post to The Ombudsman, PO Box 10152, Wellington
6143.

 

Kind regards,

 

 

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|Ana Macadie | |
| | |
|Information | |
|Advisor | |
| | |
|Office of | |
|the Chief | |
|Executive | |
| | |
|Christchurch| |
|City Council| |
| | |
|53 Hereford | |
|Street, | |
|Christchurch| |
|8011 | |
| | |
|  | |
| | |
| | |
|Please | |
|consider the| |
|environment | |
|before | |
|printing | |
|this email |[2]http://resources.ccc.govt.nz/images/ccc_...
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From: Matthew Wallace <[FOI #12176 email]>
Sent: Tuesday, 18 February 2020 3:28 PM
To: Official Information <[email address]>
Subject: Re: LGOIMA - request for refinement

 

Dear Official Information,

I am after all correspondence between staff and elected members, and
elected members and qv, and staff and qv, which relates to the
instructions for setting the current rateable valuations.

I am also after the equation or methodolgy which was used to set the
rateable valuations.

Yours sincerely,

Matthew Wallace

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From: Matthew Wallace

Dear Official Information,

Are you saying that there no correspondence between staff and qv, elected members and staff, qv and elected members regarding the most recent rates revaluation?

Yours sincerely,

Matthew Wallace

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Dear Mr Wallace,

 

Thank you for your follow up. I will go back to staff and elected members
for confirmation.

 

Kind regards,

 

Ana

 

From: Matthew Wallace <[FOI #12176 email]>
Sent: Thursday, 12 March 2020 10:06 AM
To: Official Information <[email address]>
Subject: Re: LGOIMA response - Rateable valuations

 

Dear Official Information,

Are you saying that there no correspondence between staff and qv, elected
members and staff, qv and elected members regarding the most recent rates
revaluation?

Yours sincerely,

Matthew Wallace

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Good afternoon Mr Wallace,

 

My apologies for the protracted process, there is a possibility that your
request was misunderstood. If this is the case I apologise.

 

I have gone back to staff who have advised that they interpreted your
request as asking for “all correspondence …….. which relates to the
instructions for setting the current rateable valuations”. They do not
instruct QV on how to value.

 

However, if you are wanting all correspondence which relates to the rating
valuation then this is a different (and significantly broader) request.
Could you please advise?

 

Kind regards,

 

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|Ana Macadie | |
| | |
|Information | |
|Advisor | |
| | |
|Office of | |
|the Chief | |
|Executive | |
| | |
|Christchurch| |
|City Council| |
| | |
|53 Hereford | |
|Street, | |
|Christchurch| |
|8011 | |
| | |
|  | |
| | |
| | |
|Please | |
|consider the| |
|environment | |
|before | |
|printing | |
|this email |[1]http://resources.ccc.govt.nz/images/ccc_...
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From: Matthew Wallace <[FOI #12176 email]>
Sent: Thursday, 12 March 2020 10:06 AM
To: Official Information <[email address]>
Subject: Re: LGOIMA response - Rateable valuations

 

Dear Official Information,

Are you saying that there no correspondence between staff and qv, elected
members and staff, qv and elected members regarding the most recent rates
revaluation?

Yours sincerely,

Matthew Wallace

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Dear Official Information,

As per the original request it was for all correspondence.

Yours sincerely,

Matthew Wallace

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Dear Matthew,

 

I hope that you and your family are well during this surreal time.

 

I am writing to update you on your request. The relevant Christchurch City
Council staff are collating the correspondence you have asked for.

 

The Council also contacted QV who have advised the following:

 

QV have not in the past provided the basis document in its whole or
redacted form. It is QVs Intellectual property,  is commercially
sensitive, and includes information provided in confidence.

 

We can redact a basis copy.  Please allow a day (8 hours) for QV to do
this being $1760 plus GST*

 

*Matthew – considering the current environment, I would assume that there
would be a significant delay in QV getting this information to you.

 

Please note that the Covid-19 restrictions mean that the Council will be
concentrating on the provision of essential services (such as maintaining
the water and waste networks and transport). The provision of information
remains important but the current situation will affect the Council’s
ability to access and provide information as it would under normal
circumstances. There may be some disruption in the provision of
information. We will endeavour to keep you updated on any requests for
information as best we can.    

 

Stay safe and I hope to be in touch with you soon.

 

Kind regards,

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|Ana Macadie | |
| | |
|Information | |
|Advisor | |
| | |
|Office of | |
|the Chief | |
|Executive | |
| | |
|Christchurch| |
|City Council| |
| | |
|53 Hereford | |
|Street, | |
|Christchurch| |
|8011 | |
| | |
|  | |
| | |
| | |
|Please | |
|consider the| |
|environment | |
|before | |
|printing | |
|this email |[1]http://resources.ccc.govt.nz/images/ccc_...
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From: Matthew Wallace <[FOI #12176 email]>
Sent: Tuesday, 17 March 2020 4:53 AM
To: Official Information <[email address]>
Subject: RE: LGOIMA response - Rateable valuations

 

Dear Official Information,

As per the original request it was for all correspondence.

Yours sincerely,

Matthew Wallace

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