Annual Report 2015/16

Cover - Annual Report 2015-16.

Each year the Council publish an Annual Report to illustrate how well the Council has managed its projects, services and financial performance against the original intentions of the Long-term Plan (LTP). The Annual Report is intended to be a balanced representation of project and performance measure results, achievements, and will include descriptions of any areas that have not progressed as planned.

This year’s Annual Report covered the 2015-2016 financial year, reporting back on the first year of the LTP 2015-2025. The LTP set the strategic priorities that set the direction for the Council. The strategic priorities include:

  • Children and young people - children and young people at the centre of city decisions. Children and young people have been a rich source of ideas and feedback as part of the Annual Plan 2016-2017 process, the Partners Porirua Eastern Porirua Recreational Improvement Project, and other plans and projects that were developed in the 2015-2016 year.
  • A healthy and protected harbour and catchment - a harbour that is the centre-piece of the community culturally, recreationally and environmentally. Achievements this year include identifying key contaminant sources for the Semple Street stormwater outfall, the beginning of the seagrass transplant trials, labelling of street drains to harbour, and the adoption of a catchment-wide Sediment Reduction Plan.
  • A growing, prosperous and regionally connected city - a growing city at the centre of the Wellington region. This year saw the City Centre Revitalisation programme advance and it was agreed as part of the LTP to increase our investment in city infrastructure to help improve resilience and further reduce risk of service failure.
  • A great village and city experience - city that provides a wide range of recreational, social and cultural opportunities for all ages. Our Village Planning programme has progressed well this year, with community-based projects such as the foreshore planting along Dolly Varden walkway and the construction of a history trail through Pauatahanui being completed.

During 2015-2016 the Council met 70 of the 98 LTP 2015-25 targets. At 83% the Council also maintained a high level of satisfaction with its customers. This Annual Report reflects the Council's dedication to make Porirua a great place to live, work and raise a family, with our strategic priorities as our key drivers of this.

Both the Summary and the full Annual Report for 2015-2016 have been examined by the Council's external auditor (on behalf of the Auditor-General) and received an unqualified opinion.


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