Total number of kilometers treated, with what total of chemicals, and the cost, in Auckland

Hana Blackmore made this Official Information request to Auckland Transport

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From: Hana Blackmore

Dear Auckland Transport,

Would you please supply for each Auckland area you manage (e.g. Central West, North Rural, Hibiscus & Bays, South East etc) for each year commencing 2012 to - 2019/20, the following:

1. The numbers of kms you treat[ed] for weed and vegetation control in each area,
2. the annual invoiced cost for weed and vegetation control for each area.
3. the annual totals of the following chemicals (as active ingredient) used in each area for your weed and vegetation control:

glyphosate, metsulfuran methyl (meturon), organosilicone, diethanol condensate (fatty acid) & any other significant chemical.

Thank you

Yours faithfully,

Hana Blackmore for the Weed Management Advisory

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From: AT Official Information (AT)
Auckland Transport

Kia ora Hana,

Auckland Transport (AT) acknowledges receipt of your request for official
information dated 6 August 2020 about Vegetation cost in Auckland.

We hope to respond to your request as soon as possible, but not later than
3 September 2020, which is 20 working days after the day your request was
received. If we aren’t able to respond to your request by then, we will
notify you of an extension of that timeframe.

Your case is being managed by Varsha, who is one of our LGOIMA Business
partner. If you have any further queries, you can contact the team on (09)
355 3553 during business hours, quoting Local Government Official
Information request number CAS-194124-Y1J3Z9.

Ngâ mihi,

Simran | Customer Care Coordinator
20 Viaduct Harbour Avenue, Auckland 1010
Private Bag 92250, Auckland 1142
P 09 355 3553 | F 09 355 3550
www.at.govt.nz

  

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Kia ora Hana

 

Thank you for your request for information regarding weed control, methods
and costs for Auckland.

 

We have 20 working days to make and communicate our decision on your
request. We are required to release all the information we hold unless
there is a good reason not to. This is explained in more detail in the
attached information sheet about our processes under the Local Government
Official Information and Meetings Act 1987 (LGOIMA).

 

We will respond to your request by 3 September 2020.

 

If you have further questions please feel free to contact Fernanda Maciel
([1][email address]) on 09 301 0101, quoting
reference 8140007270.

 

 

Ngā mihi nui

 

Angela Hare │Privacy and Official Information

Auckland Council - Te Kaunihera ō Tāmaki Makaurau

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Kia ora Hana 

 

I refer to your official information request dated 6 August 2020 for weeds
and vegetation control.
 
We have transferred your request to Auckland Council. The information to
which your request relates to is believed to be more closely connected
with the functions of Auckland Council. In these circumstances, we are
required by section 12 of the LGOIMA to transfer your request.

You will hear further from Auckland Council concerning your request.
 

Ngā mihi

Varsha 

LGOIMA Business Partner 

 

Auckland Transport

20 Viaduct Harbour Avenue, Auckland 1010

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From: Hana Blackmore

Dear AT Official Information (AT),

This request is for AUCKLAND TRANSPORT. It has nothing to do with Auckland Council. The years for which I request information on Kms treated, the total chemicals used and the costs invoiced were for the years BEFORE these functions were transferred to Auckland Council.

I require that this request is returned immediately for AUCKLAND TRANSPORT response by the original 20 working days of 3 September 2020

Yours sincerely,

Hana Blackmore

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From: AT Official Information (AT)
Auckland Transport

Kia ora Hana,

Thank you for your email.

You are correct, this function used to be with AT. However, in March 2019 this function was taken over by Auckland Council and all historic notes were transferred to Council.

Auckland Council have accepted the transfer of your request and they will respond to you directly.

Kind regards,
Varsha
LGOIMA Business Partner

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From: Hana Blackmore

Dear AT Official Information (AT), And AUCKLAND COUNCIL

I have received no notification or information from Auckland Council regarding this request, and the 20 working days allowable for a response have been exceeded.

PLEASE respond urgently

Yours sincerely,

Hana Blackmore

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Dear Hana,

 

Further to our acknowledgement on 11 August 2020, we require more time to
respond to your request.  

 

We are currently still collating and processing information for your
request. Therefore, Auckland Council is extending the time limit for
responding to your request under section 14 of the Local Government
Official Information and Meetings Act 1987 (LGOIMA). We will reply to your
request by 22 September 2020. Please note this is a maximum response time
and we will endeavour to respond sooner. 

 

The reason for this extension is:

 

o Consultations necessary to make a decision on the request are ongoing
and a proper response to the request cannot reasonably be made within
the original time limit.  

 

Please note you have the right to request a review of this extension from
the Ombudsman. 

 

If you have any questions please let me know. 

 

 

Fernanda Maciel |  Privacy and LGOIMA Business Partner

Democracy Services

Auckland Council, 135 Albert Street, Auckland
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From: Hana Blackmore

Dear Official Information,

I would be grateful if you could PLEASE respond BEFORE the final day. I have already missed an important meeting that this information was required for. You always note that this is the "maximum response time" and you will "endeavour to respond sooner" but I have yet to receive an OIA response that did not arrive on the final day. This is really not good enough. This is now urgent.

Yours sincerely,

Hana Blackmore

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Dear Hana,

Thank you for your request for information. Please see attached our
response.

If you have any further queries please contact Fernanda Maciel
([1][email address]) , quoting Official
Information Request No xxx

Please note you have the right to request a review of this decision from
the Ombudsman.

Kind regards

Fernanda Maciel
Privacy & Official Information team
Democracy Services

 

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From: Hana Blackmore

Dear Official Information,

I asked the following question about annual totals of chemicals:

"3.the annual totals of the following chemicals (as active ingredient) used in each area for your weed and vegetation control: glyphosate, metsulfuran methyl (meturon), organosilicone, diethanol condensate (fatty acid) & any other significant chemical."

You informed me on September 9th that this information I had requested ... "is being collated to be published later this year.We are therefore refusing this part of your request under section 17(d) of the LGOIMA on the basis that the information will soon be publicly available."

I have yet to receive this information, nor pointed to any publication containing it. Would you please supply this as a matter of urgency.

Yours sincerely,

Hana Blackmore

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Thank you for contacting Auckland Council’s Privacy and Official
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If you have made a request for official information, we will make and
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If we need to clarify, or transfer your request, or extend the timeframe
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Ngâ mihi,

 

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Dear Hana,

 

Thank you for your email.

 

At the time of your request we understood a report was being produced and
would be made publicly available. Unfortunately that is no longer the
case.  We do not hold the information you have requested in the format you
have requested.   To locate and collate the information from the various
sources where it is held would take a significant amount of time and would
prevent us from being able to carry out our day to day work. Therefore, we
are unable to provide you with this information under section 17(f) Local
Government Official Information and Meetings Act 1987 as the information
requested cannot be made available without substantial collation or
research.

 

However,  the council has instead published information (link below),
which we believe will satisfy your request.

 

[1]https://ourauckland.aucklandcouncil.govt...

 

Hope the link above is useful to you.

 

Kind regards,

 

Fernanda Maciel | Senior Privacy and Official Information Business
Partner

Governance Services

Auckland Council, 135 Albert Street, Auckland
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From: Hana Blackmore

Dear Official Information,

Your response is totally unsatisfactory. The requested information is/was held by Auckland Transport. When this request was transferred to Auckland Council I was informed in this FYI request that ... "this function used to be with AT. However, in March 2019 this function was taken over by Auckland Council and all historic notes were transferred to Council."

As "all historic notes" were transferred to yourselves, the information should be immediately accessible and would NOT take "a significant amount of time" to collate and supply.

Auckland Transport required ALL CONTRACTORS to comply with reporting of all chemical usage in the road corridor on a monthly basis for each area (as I request). See below for link to jpeg screenshot of one page of this Master Sheet.

1. Screenshot Extract of Master Chemical Spray Sheet detailing chemical usage.
https://weedmanagementadvisory.files.wor...

Please supply as requested.

Yours sincerely,

Hana Blackmore

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Thank you for contacting Auckland Council’s Privacy and Official
Information Team. This email is to acknowledge that we have received your
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If you have made a request for official information, we will make and
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Ngâ mihi,

 

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