The independent financial consultant reviewing the Dunedin
City Council's Citifleet and Citipark departments has begun
The council says Deloitte set the framework of its
investigation and last week began talking to council staff.
The move followed recent speculation over financial issues
within the units.
A council spokesman expected the report would be completed in
about two months.
The investigation would be in two parts: the first, already
under way, would look at Citipark and Citifleet's existing
systems and processes; the second would make recommendations
on how to improve on any issues that might be identified.
The council has also confirmed the budgets of both of those
Citifleet is responsible for the management of all council
vehicles and an internal courier and chauffeuring service.
The fleet includes cars, utilities, trucks, motorcycles, vans
and trailers, plant and machinery.
A spokesman said its annual expenditure was $1.29 million.
Citipark is responsible for managing the purchase,
installation and ongoing maintenance of car-park building pay
stations and equipment, as well as on-street and off-street
The unit manages three car-park buildings and 11 leased
surface car parks.
It has an annual expenditure of a little more than $3
Dunedin police said this week they were not involved in any
investigation in terms of Citifleet or Citipark.