Civic Administration Building
838-842 Fergusson Drive,
Private Bag 907, Upper Hutt 5140
Tel: (04) 527-2169
Fax: (04) 528-2652
Email: [Upper Hutt City Council request email]
FYI Website Request
Attn: Mr Wilson
[FYI request #6947 email]
6 December 2017
Dear Mr Wilson
RE: OFFICIAL INFORMATION REQUEST FOR WATER SUPPLY INFORMATION
I am writing to acknowledge receipt of your official information request dated 6 December 2017 for Water Supply
We received your request on 6 December 2017. We will endeavour to respond to your request as soon as possible and
in any event no later than 25 January 2018, being 20 working days after the day your request was received. If we are
unable to respond to your request by then, we will notify you of an extension of that timeframe.
Your request is being handled by the Legal Services Division. If you have any queries, please feel free to contact the
Legal Services Division on 04 527 2169. If any additional factors come to light which are relevant to your request,
please do not hesitate to contact us so that these can be taken into account.
To keep the Mayor and Councillors informed, a brief summary of your request will be published as part of the regular
Audit Risk and Finance Committee Agenda.
For your information, the days in the period commencing with 25 December in any year and ending
with 15 January in the following year are not working days for the purposes of the Local Government
Official Information and Meetings Act 1987. Therefore, if your request is received shortly before, or
during this period it is possible that a longer period than normal will elapse before you receive your
Andrea Hilton, City Solicitor, is overseeing your enquiry.
13 Decisions on requests
Local Government Official Information and Meetings Act 1987
Subject to this Act, the local authority to which a request is made in accordance with section 10 of
this Act, or is transferred in accordance with section 12 of this Act or section 14 of the Official
Information Act 1982, shall, as soon as reasonably practicable, and in no case later than 20 working
days after the day on which the request is received by that local authority,—
(a) Decide whether the request is to be granted and, if it is to be granted, in what manner and
for what charge (if any); and
(b) Give or post to the person who made the request notice of the decision on the request.
Subject to section 23 of this Act, every local authority (including a local authority whose activities are
funded in whole or in part by another person) may charge for the supply of official information under
Any charge for the supply of official information under this Act shall not exceed the prescribed
Where no such amount is prescribed, any charge fixed shall be reasonable, and regard may be had to
the cost of the labour and materials involved in making the information available and to any costs
incurred pursuant to a request of the applicant to make the information available urgently.
The local authority may require that the whole or part of any charge be paid in advance.
Where a request in accordance with section 10 of this Act is made or transferred to a local authority,
the decision on that request shall be made by the [chief executive] of that local authority or an officer
or employee of that local authority authorised by that [chief executive] unless that request is
transferred in accordance with section 12 of this Act to another local authority or to a Department,
Minister of the Crown, or organisation.
Nothing in subsection (5) of this section prevents the [chief executive] of a local authority or any
officer or employee of a local authority from consulting a local authority or any other person in
relation to the decision that the [chief executive] or officer or employee proposes to make on any
request made to the local authority in accordance with section 10 of this Act or transferred to the
local authority in accordance with section 12 of this Act or section 14 of the Official Information Act
If a request (the
original request) is amended or clarified after the date on which it is received, the
local authority that receives the request may treat the amended or clarified request as a new request
that, for the purposes of subsection (1), replaces the original request.]
However, subsection (7) does not apply if—
(a) the original request is amended or clarified because the local authority sought an
amendment to, or a clarification of, the request; and
(b) the local authority did not seek that amendment or clarification within 7 working days after
receiving the original request.]