31 May 2019
LGOIMA No. 8140004405
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Local Government Official Information And Meetings Act 1987
Cost of closure - Waitākere Ranges Regional Park
I refer to your email received on 2 April 2019, requesting information on the total cost of
closing the Waitākere Ranges Regional Park. We apologise for the delay in providing this
The details of your request and our response is below.
1. The total cost of closing the Waitākere Ranges Regional Park, including but not
limited to, the cost of fencing off the track entrances.
The total cost of closing the regional park in the 2018/2019 to date is $204,604.
Table 1 below provides a breakdown of these costs.
Table 1: Operational costs
Barrier fence materials and installation
Road corridor consultation, traffic
management, project management
2. The cost of the enforcement officers, and the people supervising the sanitary
stations at the track entrances.
Table 2 below shows the total cost of the compliance officers for the period July 2018 to
Table 2: Compliance Officer costs, Waitākere Ranges Regional Park
in At achment 1 summarises the total cost of the Kauri Dieback Ambassadors
working in the Waitākere Ranges Regional Park over the period December 2018 to March
The total costs for both the compliance officers and ambassadors for Waitākere Ranges
Regional Park to date is $262,939.
3. The 2019/2020 financial year budget for upgrading tracks to kauri dieback safe
The 2019/2020 capital budget for track improvement work on council-managed parks is
This is for track upgrades in the Waitākere and Hunua Ranges Regional Parks, as well other
parks where there are tracks through kauri forest.
If you feel that we have not responded adequately to your request, you have the right to
seek an investigation and review by the Ombudsman of this decision. Information about how
to make a complaint is available at www.ombudsman.parliament.nz
or freephone 0800 802
If you have any further queries, please contact me on (09) 301 0101 quoting LGOIMA No.
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