Correspondence Between Auckland Council and the Office of the Controller and Auditor-General in regards to the 2015-2025 Long Term Plan (including around the City Rail Link)
The request was partially successful.
From: Ben Ross
Dear Office of the Controller and Auditor-General,
I am aware that Audit New Zealand audited the Auckland Council Draft Long Term Plan 2015-2025 in which Audit NZ through its audit has stated: that owing to circumstances it would be prudent of Auckland Council to push back the City Rail Link start date from 2015/2016 to another date owing to uncommitted funding by Government prior to 2020.
My information act request centres around correspondence between Auckland Council and your Office in relation to the audit of the 2015-2025 LTP and/or the City Rail Link start date situation.
What if any correspondence was had between Audit New Zealand, the Office of the Controller and Auditor-General, and Auckland Council before and after Audit NNZ carried out its audit of the Long Term Plan draft.
If there was any correspondence can it be released into the public domain please as we have confusion coming from Auckland Council specifically our elected representatives on whether there was correspondence that either lead to or came as a result from Audit NZ auditing the draft Long Term Plan.
From: Tamar McKewen
Office of the Controller and Auditor-General
Kia ora Ben,
Thank you for your query. Auckland Council and Audit New Zealand's correspondence is part of an ongoing audit process. On 18 December an audit opinion will be issued concluding this process.
The Auditor-General is not subject to the Official Information Act. But as noted above, you will not need it as the opinion will be made public when it is finalised.
Communications Advisor (media)
Reports and Communications Group
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