Copies of the Staff Training Plan for all bus operators under the Metlink branding

Hugh Davenport made this Official Information request to Wellington Regional Council

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From: Hugh Davenport

Dear Wellington Regional Council,

As per Clause 1.4.5 of Schedule 5 of the Partnering Contract (page 142 of, the bus operators are required to have a staff training plan for each year.

I would like to request a copy of this training plan for all bus operators under the Metlink branding for the years of 2017, 2018 and 2019.

As for whether this data is "held" by the agency, I refer to s 2(6) LGOIMA.
"Any information held by an independent contractor engaged by any local authority in his or her capacity as an independent contractor is, for the purposes of this Act, deemed to be held by the local authority.", paraphrased "Information which an independent contractor to an agency holds in that capacity is deemed to be held by the agency"
I note that all the bus contractors are independent contractors engaged by GWRC on behalf of Metlink and in their capacity of the independent contractors they hold the data of their staff training plans.

Yours faithfully,

Hugh Davenport

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From: Sam Horsefield
Wellington Regional Council

Dear Hugh,


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


Thank you for your email dated 12 February 2019, requesting information
regarding copies of the Staff Training Plan for all bus operators under
the Metlink branding.


Your request is being followed-up and a reply will be sent to you within
20 working days of the request being received.


Yours sincerely,


Sam Horsefield




Luke Troy

General Manager


Greater Wellington Regional Council




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