Budget allocation for Auckland Council local boards

General News | 10/30/2010

The local boards of the Auckland Council will have responsibility for budgets totalling $488 million.

Local boards are responsible for a wide range of community services, facilities and activities in their local areas.

The initial budgets for 2011/2012 have been allocated to meet these responsibilities in accordance with the earlier budgets previously set by the outgoing city, regional and district councils.

These are consolidated in the Planning Document prepared for the Auckland Council by the Auckland Transition Agency (ATA).

The local board responsibilities provided for directly in legislation or allocated to boards have been summarised into the activities and sub-activities set below.

 

Activity

Sub-activity

 

Community programmes

Local community development

Local community facilities

Local community grants, information and advice

Local community safety programmes

 

Arts services     

Local arts programmes

Local public art

Local arts facilities

Local arts grants and advice

 

Events

Local events

 

Libraries             

Local library facilities and services

 

Parks

Local parks

 

Recreation services

Local recreation programmes

Local recreation and leisure facilities, including pools

Local recreation grants and advice

 

Governance      

Local governance and advocacy

 

Planning and policy       

Local board plans and agreements

Local bylaw development

 

Economic development

Local business area planning and infrastructure

 

Street environment and town centres

Local street environment and town centres

 

Environmental management

Local environmental programmes

 

 

The ATA was required by legislation to make the initial allocation of non-regulatory activities to local boards, in accordance with the principles set out in the legislation.

The governing body of the Auckland Council may allocate additional responsibilities and funding as it sees fit.

Allocated by local board area, the total expenditure budgets (capital and operating expenditure) is as follows:

Board

Operating Expenditure

(millions)

Capital

Expenditure

(millions)

Albert-Eden

$11.9

$0.8

Devonport-Takapuna

$16.1

$1.8

Franklin

$12.7

$2.4

Great Barrier

$1.5

$0.6

Henderson-Massey

$28.6

$14.5

Hibiscus and Bays

$17.6

$10.0

Howick

$32.1

$0.8

Kaipatiki

$22.0

$0.6

Mangere-Otahuhu

$20.4

$0.4

Manurewa

$23.2

$0.2

Maungakiekie-Tamaki

$15.1

$5.9

Orakei

$13.4

$6.7

Otara-Papatoetoe

$23.2

$0.2

Papakura

$10.4

$4.2

Puketepapa

$8.9

$2.0

Rodney

$11.4

$8.0

Upper Harbour

$8.7

$1.5

Waiheke

$3.9

$0.7

Waitakere Ranges

$9.4

$0.7

Waitemata

$35.4

$10.5

Whau

$12.2

$0.4

Unallocated to a specific board

$27.1

$50.2

TOTAL

$365.3

 

$122.9

TOTAL LOCAL BOARD FUNDING REQUIREMENT (OPEX AND CAPEX)

 

$488.2