District council in healthy financial position

In the last year, the district council collected 10,000 tonnes of rubbish from kerbsides and 5100...
In the last year, the district council collected 10,000 tonnes of rubbish from kerbsides and 5100 tonnes of recycling.
The annual report shows the district council spent $106 million of ratepayers’ money last year.

Revenue for the year was up to $166 million compared with the budget of $146 million.

The report outlines the district council’s activities and performance over the last year and whether or not it met its goals.

It also includes the results of the resident’s survey that show 69 per cent of residents rated the district council’s overall performance as good or very good.

A summary of the report is listed below:

Financial performance

$106 million total expenditure (compared with a budget of $108 million)

$57.4 million rates revenue levied (compared with a budget of $56.2 million)

$22.9 million received in development contributions revenue (compared with a budget of $15.9 million)

$1.66 billion total council net assets (in 2018 it was $1.58 billion)

Revenue for the year was $166 million compared with the budget of $146 million

Development contributions revenue was $7 million above budget due to the level of housing development in the district continuing to be more rapid than expected.

Land sales revenue was lower than budget by $4.5 million due to the sale of land in the Izone Southern Business Hub being below what was budgeted.

It is estimated there are around 6700 businesses in Selwyn, with around 21,500 full-time employees.

Service performance

403,088 visits to Selwyn Aquatic Centre and council pools

7.63 million cu m of water supplied to households

74.2km of road resealing completed

Maintaining about 2500kmof roads.

Providing rubbish and recycling services to more than 21,000 households.

Operating 30 community water supplies, supplying clean, safe drinking water to 81 per cent of the district’s population.

Community facilities

706ha of recreation reserves

455 reserves and playgrounds

27 community centres and halls

19 cemeteries

141 community events attended by 12,573 people

Funding for 51 initiatives through the Selwyn Community Fund

20 initiatives promoting arts, culture and heritage

Administered $460,707 in total grant funding

Environmental and transportation services

Processed 666 resource consent applications

Issued 2218 building consents

Issued 1954 code compliance certificates

Registered 13,659 of the district’s dogs

Repaired 5300 potholes

Resealed 74.2km of road

Completed 10,524km of grading on unsealed roads

Constructed 2.2km of footpath extensions

91 per cent of urban roads meet service standards

88 per cent of footpaths meet service standards

Water and waste management

Collected 10,000 tonnes of rubbish from kerbsides

5100 tonnes of recycling

5900 tonnes of organics

Processed 28,000 tonnes of all waste types through the Pines Resource Recovery Park

Eight per cent reduction in kerbside waste to landfill

Provided drinking water to 81 per cent of the population

Supplied 7.63 million cubic metres of water to households

Treated 3.85 million cubic metres of wastewater

Maintained 1170km of water mains and 359km of wastewater mains

99.98 per cent compliance with drinking water standards for treatment

Achieved goals

50 per cent of residents are volunteers – achieved 54 per cent.

10 per cent increase in Sensational Selwyn website use – achieved 81 per cent increase

More than 100 community events are delivered/facilitated with more than 10,000 attendees – achieved 141 events.

More than 150,000 combined visits to the Lincoln Event Centre, Rolleston Community Centre and West Melton Community Centre – achieved 189,182 visits to LEC, 78,345 visits to RCC and 20,782 visits to WMCC.

100 per cent registration of all known dogs by June 30 each year – achieved 100 per cent.

100 per cent of urgent callouts attended to within four hours – achieved 100 per cent.

75 per cent of individual large capital projects are generally completed in the year that they were programmed to occur – achieved 85 per cent.
Not achieved goals

Less than 10 complaints received related to cemetery service – 12 complaints were received.

The average number of visits to Selwyn public libraries per capita exceeds the national average of 7.83 – there were 4.91 visits per capita.

100 per cent of resource consents are issued within statutory time frames – 98 per cent were issued within time frames.

Less than 15 complaints received about drinking water clarity, continuity of supply, odour, taste, pressure or flow and the response to any of these issues, expressed per 1000 rated properties – there were 19.16 complaints per 1000 rated properties.

75 per cent of residents feel a sense of community with their local neighbourhood – the resident’s survey shows 73 per cent

85 per cent of resource consent applicants are satisfied or very satisfied – 77.91 per cent were satisfied.

Total average operating costs per serviced property for land drainage is less than $100 – the total average operating costs per serviced property were $135.

Resident’s survey
69 per cent of residents rated the district council’s overall performance as good or very good, the same as in 2018. The overall performance rating has risen steadily from 58 per cent in 2013.

83 per cent of residents are satisfied with libraries

81 per cent of residents are satisfied with parks and reserves

84 per cent of residents are satisfied with playgrounds

82 per cent of residents have used a park or playground

93 per cent of residents think Selwyn is a great place to live

73 per cent of residents feel a sense of community

72 per cent of residents participate in community groups

47 per cent of residents satisfied with urban roads

31 per cent of residents satisfied with rural roads

44 per cent of residents satisfied with cycleways

97 per cent of residents satisfied with rubbish collection

92 per cent of residents satisfied with recycling collection

89 per cent satisfied with organics collection

71 per cent of residents satisfied with water supplies

72 per cent of residents satisfied with sewerage and wastewater

46 per cent of residents satisfied with urban stormwater

 

 

 

 

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