Development costs for Barry Curtis Park

Des Cowie made this Official Information request to Auckland Council

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

From: Des Cowie

Dear Auckland Council,

Please provide me with the following information:

- The cost to buy the land for Barry Curtis Park.
- The cost to purchase all the plants and trees at Barry Curtis Park.
- The cost to plant all the plants and trees at Barry Curtis Park.
- From which fund(s?) were the foregoing costs made and the years in which the expenditure incurred.
- Identify in which account(s) these costs now reside.
- The value, and the basis of valuation, of these accounts as reported for the 2012/13 year.

Thank you.

Yours faithfully,

Des Cowie

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From: Miell, Nicole
Auckland Council


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Dear Des,

Please find acknowledgement of your request made under the Local Government Official Information and Meeting Act 1987 attached.

Kind regards, Nicole

Nicole Miell | Information Advisor
Public Information Office | Democracy Services

Auckland Council | Level 16 | Civic Administration Building | 1 Greys Avenue | Auckland
Phone: 301 3810 | Extension: (40) 8610 | Fax: 09 3010100
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From: Des Cowie

Dear Miell, Nicole,

Please advise when I will receive the requested information.

Yours sincerely,

Des Cowie

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From: Nicole Miell
Auckland Council

I am on leave for Christmas until the office opens again on 6 January
2014.

 

Many thanks, Nicole

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From: Miell, Nicole
Auckland Council

Dear Des,

I sent you the following email, however, sent it to your personal email and not to FYI - apologies for that.

As I say, am still awaiting some figures so hopefully will have these early in the new year.

Unfortunately the office is not open until the 6th (which is when I'm formally back). I will follow up for you then.

Kind regards, Nicole

Nicole Miell | Information Advisor
Public Information Office | Democracy Services

Auckland Council | Level 16 | Civic Administration Building | 1 Greys Avenue | Auckland
Phone: 301 3810 | Extension: (40) 8610 | Fax: 09 3010100
Hours:9.30 to 2.30pm, Mon to Fri

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From: Miell, Nicole <[email address]>
To: [email address] <[email address]>
CC: [email address] <[email address]>
Sent: 22.12.13 10:39:35
Subject: -9000126670 -Barry Curtis Park - Development Costs

Dear Des,

I wish to advise that your request for information has been granted under the Act.

However, I am still awaiting the finalisation of some figures. As soon as I have these, I will forward your response. Unfortunately this will not happen until our offices reopen the week of 6 January 2014.

Hoping you have a great Christmas and New Year.

Kind regards, Nicole

Nicole Miell | Information Advisor
Public Information Office | Democracy Services

Auckland Council | Level 16 | Civic Administration Building | 1 Greys Avenue | Auckland
Phone: 301 3810 | Extension: (40) 8610 | Fax: 09 3010100
Hours:9.30 to 2.30pm, Mon to Fri

Visit our website: www.aucklandcouncil.govt.nz

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Auckland Council


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Dear Mr Cowie,

Please find response to your official information request attached.

Kind regards, Nicole

Nicole Miell | Information Advisor
Public Information Office | Democracy Services

Auckland Council | Level 16 | Civic Administration Building | 1 Greys Avenue | Auckland
Phone: 301 3810 | Extension: (40) 8610 | Fax: 09 3010100
Hours:9.30 to 2.30pm, Mon to Fri

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From: Des Cowie

Dear Miell, Nicole,

Thank you for presenting some of the information requested.
I am surprised that you have been unable to determine the cost to purchase the land at Barry Curtis Park.
I have an article quoting a senior Council Official that states the land was purchased for $3M in 1996 and was valued at $150M in 2010.
I would find it inconceivable that such a significant purchase has not been recorded in precise detail?
If your information is correct then a full public inquiry is warranted.
Please revisit my original requests.
Thanks.

Yours sincerely,

Des Cowie

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From: Nicole Miell
Auckland Council

Thank you for your email Mr Cowie.

I will look into this further for you. From what I gather thus far, the land/s were purchased in the mid-90s and finding the information may mean considerable research through former Manukau City Council archives - this may take some time.

I will keep you updated on progress.

Regards, Nicole

Nicole Miell | Official Information Advisor
Public Information Office | Democracy Services

Auckland Council | Level 16 | Civic Administration Building | 1 Greys Avenue | Auckland
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From: Des Cowie

Dear Nicole Miell,

Appreciate your efforts to source the information requested.

I find it hard to understand why finding the cost of the land purchase should be any more difficult than the cost of the planting - information that you have already provided?

Most organisations carry a capital assets register which, by law, require the purchase cost to be declared in order that depreciation may be determined from that amount.

I would not expect Auckland Council to be any different from any other organisation in the country.

Yours sincerely,

Des Cowie

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