Request for the detailed Transport Rate Calculations outlined in the GWRC 2018/19 Annual Plan

Tony Randle made this Official Information request to Wellington Regional Council

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

From: Tony Randle

Dear Wellington Regional Council,

I am interested in the proposed GWRC 2018/19 Annual Plan and, in particular, how the Transport Rates have been calculated. Can you please provide me with a complete copy of the detailed calculations that were used to provide the transport rates information in the draft 2018/19 Annual Plan ?

I assume that the Transport Rates Calculation information is held in electronic spreadsheet form and I would prefer it was provided to me in its complete, original electronic format as I wish to understand how the calculations were made including the formula used. Please advice if this assumption is not correct and advice what format this information is held. If this information is not to be provided in its complete, original electronic format, please provide the grounds for the GWRC refusal to provide this information in the requested format.

I am also interested in changes to the Transport Reserve. Can you please provide me with a listing of the changes (contributions and withdrawals) from the Transport Reserve over the past three years including the source for the contributions and the target for the withdrawals ?

Please contact me if this will assist you in clarifying my request and/or providing the requested information.

Finally, can you please acknowledge your receipt of this information request ?

Yours faithfully,

Tony Randle

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From: Ainslee Brown
Wellington Regional Council

Dear Mr Randle,

Acknowledgement of Request for Information under the Local Government
Official Information and Meetings Act 1987

 

Thank you for your email dated 12^th January 2018, requesting information
regarding transport rate calculations outlined in the GWRC 2018/19 Annual
Plan.

 

Your request is being followed-up and a reply will be sent to you shortly.

 

Yours sincerely,

 

Ainslee Brown

 

 

for
Luke Troy

General Manager

Strategy

Greater Wellington Regional Council

 

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From: Michaela Lloyd
Wellington Regional Council


Attachment Response to OIA 2018 004 13 February 2018.pdf
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Attachment Attachment for OIA 2018 004 regarding PT Reserves.pdf
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Kia ora Mr Randle,

 

Please find attached Greater Wellington Regional Council’s response to
your recent request for information under the Official Information Act, as
well as an associated attachment regarding Public Transport Reserves.

 

Kind regards,

Michaela

 

Michaela Lloyd | Executive Assistant to GM Strategy & GM Corporate
Services |
GREATER WELLINGTON REGIONAL COUNCIL
Te Pane Matua Taiao
Shed 39, 2 Fryatt Quay, Pipitea, Wellington 6011 | PO Box 11646, Manners
St, Wellington 6142

T: 04 830 4201 |

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From: Tony Randle

Dear Michaela Lloyd,

On the GWRC response of 13th of February, the GWRC stated:
"The proposed GWRC 2018/19 public transport rates have not been finalised. This will be available after 28 February 2018."

Can you please provide me with an update on when I will received the 2018/19 public transport rates calculation information promised to be provided to me two weeks ago ?

Yours sincerely,

Tony Randle

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From: Michaela Lloyd
Wellington Regional Council


Attachment Request for Information 2018 004 Provision of Information.pdf
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Dear Mr Randle,

 

Please find attached Greater Wellington Regional Council’s provision of
additional information to your request for information (OIA 2018-004)
under the Official Information Act.

 

Kind regards,

Michaela

 

Michaela Lloyd | Executive Assistant to GM Strategy & GM Corporate
Services |
GREATER WELLINGTON REGIONAL COUNCIL
Te Pane Matua Taiao
Shed 39, 2 Fryatt Quay, Pipitea, Wellington 6011 | PO Box 11646, Manners
St, Wellington 6142

T: 04 830 4201 | [1][email address] |

 

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correspondence in error, you must not copy, distribute or take any action
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From: Tony Randle

Dear Michaela Lloyd,

Thank you for providing the Transport Rates allocation information/spreadsheet. The spreadsheet information provided explains the allocation calculation of the 2018/19 Transport Rate total of $67,273,010 to the regions ratepayers using the proposed new Transport Rates allocation policy.

However, my request stated "Can you please provide me with a complete copy of the detailed calculations that were used to provide the transport rates information in the draft 2018/19 Annual Plan ?"

It is clear from my initial examination of the provided spreadsheet that the information on how the GWRC calculated that the 2018/19 Transport Rates total would be $67,273,010 is yet to be provided. Understanding why the Transport Rate has increased by $2,616,614 from the 2017/18 year is a key part of the information I seek under this information request.

Can the GWRC please confirm when it will provide the detailed calculations used to support the estimation that the 2018/19 Transport Rate would be $67,273,010 ?

I would note that I require this information to support a possible submission on the GWRC Long Term and Annual Plan for which submissions close on 29th April 2018. I therefore further request that urgency be applied to the provision of the missing information.

Finally, I would note that I prefer that the missing calculation information be provided in its complete and original format including any linked spreadsheets.

Yours sincerely,

Tony Randle

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From: Michaela Lloyd
Wellington Regional Council


Attachment follow to Further Response to OIA 2018 004.pdf
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Attachment Copy of Rates Calc 18 19 Final DATA 004.xlsx
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Attachment Copy of Rates Calc 18 19 Final FORMULA 003.xlsx
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Dear Mr Randle,

 

Please find attached Greater Wellington Regional Council’s follow up to
your request for information (OIA 2018-004) and it’s two associated
attachments.

 

Kind regards,

Michaela

 

Michaela Lloyd | Executive Assistant to GM Strategy & GM Corporate
Services |
GREATER WELLINGTON REGIONAL COUNCIL
Te Pane Matua Taiao
Shed 39, 2 Fryatt Quay, Pipitea, Wellington 6011 | PO Box 11646, Manners
St, Wellington 6142

T: 04 830 4201 | [1][email address] |

 

ATTENTION: This correspondence is confidential and intended for the named
recipient(s) only. If you are not the named recipient and receive this
correspondence in error, you must not copy, distribute or take any action
in reliance on it and you should delete it from your system and notify the
sender immediately. Unless otherwise stated, any views or opinions
expressed are solely those of the author, and do not represent those of
the organisation.

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From: Tony Randle

Dear Michaela Lloyd,

Firstly, apologies for the delay in responding to the GWRC substantive response on 27th of April.

Thank you also for finally providing the 2018/19 Transport Rates calculations which support the Annual Plan component of the GWRC 2018 – 2028 Long Term Plan consultation.

However, the Long Term Plan component of the Transport Rates estimates are also requested in this information request. This information is outlined as a major component of the Targeted Rates such as in the chart on page 32 of the GWRC “Investing in our Extraordinary Region” Long Term Plan 2018-2028 consultation document and related documents.

The Transport Rate supporting calculations for the period of 2018-2028 that is part of the consultation is yet to be provided. This is obviously a major component of the GWRC Targeted Rates but the annual predicted Transport Rate totals showing Transport Rates increasing from $67M - $105M appears to be specifically listed in “Metlink Public Transport” section of the “Supporting Information to Investing in our Extraordinary Region” document in the following table:
Financial information (2018/19 - 2027/28) - PUBLIC TRANSPORT PROSPECTIVE FUNDING IMPACT STATEMENT FOR THE YEAR ENDING 30 JUNE (Page 101)

The Transport Rates supporting calculation information in the 2018 - 2028 Long Term Plan is part of this information request and yet to be provided. Can the GWRC please provide this information ?

Finally, as ever, do contact me via FYI if there are any issues or questions about providing a response to this last part of the information request.

Yours sincerely,

Tony Randle

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From: Tony Randle

Dear Michaela Lloyd,

Firstly, apologies for the delay in responding to the GWRC substantive response on 27th of April.

Thank you also for finally providing the 2018/19 Transport Rates calculations which support the Annual Plan component of the GWRC 2018 – 2028 Long Term Plan consultation.

However, the Long Term Plan component of the Transport Rates estimates are also requested in this information request. This information is outlined as a major component of the Targeted Rates such as in the chart on page 32 of the GWRC “Investing in our Extraordinary Region” Long Term Plan 2018-2028 consultation document and related documents.

The Transport Rate supporting calculations for the period of 2018-2028 that is part of the consultation is yet to be provided. This is obviously a major component of the GWRC Targeted Rates but the annual predicted Transport Rate totals showing Transport Rates increasing from $67M - $105M appears to be specifically listed in “Metlink Public Transport” section of the “Supporting Information to Investing in our Extraordinary Region” document in the following table:
Financial information (2018/19 - 2027/28) - PUBLIC TRANSPORT PROSPECTIVE FUNDING IMPACT STATEMENT FOR THE YEAR ENDING 30 JUNE (Page 101)

The Transport Rates supporting calculation information in the 2018 - 2028 Long Term Plan is part of this information request and yet to be provided. Can the GWRC please provide this information ?

Finally, as ever, do contact me via FYI if there are any issues or questions about providing a response to this last part of the information request.

Yours sincerely,

Tony Randle

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From: Ainslee Brown
Wellington Regional Council

Dear Mr Randle,

 

Acknowledgement of Request for Information under the Local Government
Official Information and Meetings Act 1987

 

Thank you for your email dated 29^th May 2018, requesting information
regarding the Long Term Plan component of Transport rates calculations.

 

Your request is being followed-up and a reply will be sent to you shortly.

 

Yours sincerely,

 

Ainslee Brown

 

 

for

Luke Troy

General Manager

Strategy

Greater Wellington Regional Council

 

ATTENTION: This correspondence is confidential and intended for the named
recipient(s) only. If you are not the named recipient and receive this
correspondence in error, you must not copy, distribute or take any action
in reliance on it and you should delete it from your system and notify the
sender immediately. Unless otherwise stated, any views or opinions
expressed are solely those of the author, and do not represent those of
the organisation.

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From: Tony Randle

Dear Ainslee Brown,

Can I please have an update on the substantive response to my email of 29th May that outlined there was still some requested Transport Rates information yet to be provided by the GWRC ?

Yours sincerely,

Tony Randle

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From: Ainslee Brown
Wellington Regional Council

Hi Tony,

 

Your request is still being processed and you will have a response before
the 27^th.

 

Regards,

Ainslee

 

Ainslee Brown | Information Management Coordinator
GREATER WELLINGTON REGIONAL COUNCIL
Te Pane Matua Taiao

Level 1, 15 Walter Street

PO Box 11646, Manners St,
Wellington 6142
T: 04 830 4092 | [1]www.gw.govt.nz

 

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From: Fiona Standen
Wellington Regional Council


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Dear Mr Randle

 

Please find attached the response to your request for information
2018-096.

 

Kind Regards

Fiona

 

 

Fiona Standen | Democratic Services Advisor

GREATER WELLINGTON REGIONAL COUNCIL
Te Pane Matua Taiao
Shed 39, 2 Fryatt Quay, Pipitea, Wellington 6011 | PO Box 11646, Manners
St, Wellington 6142
T: 04 830 4212

[1]www.gw.govt.nz

 

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From: Michaela Lloyd
Wellington Regional Council


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Dear Mr Randall,

 

Please find attached Greater Wellington’s response to your recent Request
for Information released under the Official Information Act (OIA 2019-026)
along with its two associated attachments.

 

Kind regards,

Michaela – on behalf of Samantha Gain, GM Corporate Services

 

Michaela Lloyd | Executive Assistant to GM Strategy & GM Corporate
Services |
GREATER WELLINGTON REGIONAL COUNCIL
Te Pane Matua Taiao
Level 2/ 15 Walter St, Te Aro, Wellington 6011 | PO Box 11646, Manners St,
Wellington 6142

T: 04 830 4201 | [1][email address] |

 

ATTENTION: This correspondence is confidential and intended for the named
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correspondence in error, you must not copy, distribute or take any action
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sender immediately. Unless otherwise stated, any views or opinions
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