ATA releases draft project plan for transition

General News | 08/20/2009

The Auckland Transition Agency (ATA) has published a draft of its project plan and circulated it to Auckland's existing local government organisations.

The ATA is required to plan and manage the transition from Auckland's current local government structure to the Auckland Council by 1 November 2010.

The draft project plan is a high-level document which breaks the tasks into work streams and outlines proposed steps required to achieve successful transition. The work streams are:

  • Work force and human resources
  • Legal
  • Community services
  • Finance and treasury
  • Property and assets
  • Economic development - including tourism and events
  • Council-controlled organisations, trusts, investments and infrastructure.
  • Environment - including policy and planning, regulatory services and environmental services
  • Governance
  • Customer services
  • Business processes and systems
  • Communications and public affairs

The draft project plan may be accessed here: http://www.ata.govt.nz/web/cms_ata.nsf/vwluResources/Draft%20Project%20Outline%2018%20August%202009/$file/Project%20Outline%2018%20August.pdf

Alternatively, go to www.ata.govt.nz and click on work streams then scroll down to the link.

Executive Chairman Mark Ford says the ATA team leading work streams were grateful for the assistance being given by local council employees nominated by their chief executives.

"We are grateful to those employees and to the council chief executives who have facilitated their involvement," he says. "The ATA expects to seek further support of this nature as the project progresses."

Additionally, where necessary, the ATA will seek external assistance from organisations or individuals with specialist skills or experience. A registration of interest (ROI) document may be accessed through the government tenders website www.gets.govt.nz and is available here:
http://www.ata.govt.nz/web/cms_ata.nsf/0/D949E096E3352550CC25761700700E18/$file/ROI%20%20-%20Provision%20of%20Advisory%20Services.pdf
The closing date for the registration of interest through the ROI process is Thursday 3 September.

Earlier this week the ATA issued a request for proposal (RFP) for the provision of recruitment agency services for the recruitment of the interim chief executive of the Auckland Council. This document may be accessed through the government tenders website www.gets.govt.nz and is available here:
http://www.ata.govt.nz/web/cms_ata.nsf/vwluResources/RFP/$file/RFP%20for%20Executive%20Recruitment%20Services.pdf