Citifleet-Citipark review

The independent financial consultant reviewing the Dunedin City Council's Citifleet and Citipark departments has begun its work.

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 organisations.

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 parking meters.

The unit manages three car-park buildings and 11 leased surface car parks.

It has an annual expenditure of a little more than $3 million.

Dunedin police said this week they were not involved in any investigation in terms of Citifleet or Citipark.

-david.loughrey@odt.co.nz

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