LGOIMA requests and answers – election 2022

Request 1

1) CE salary 2021/22 year?

For the year ended 30 June 2022, the total annual cost, including fringe benefit tax, to SDC of the remuneration package being received by the chief executive is calculated at $314,400

2) Cost of footpath repairs in Nightcaps, quoted for by Downer (Contractor)?


3) Who is/are the main roading contractors for SDC and how much $ did they receive in 2021/22 year.

Fulton Hogan - $7.305M
South Roads - $10.712M
Downer - $5.183M
Concrete Structures - $2.034M

How do SDC monitor their work? Accountability?

Onsite inspections are carried out along with any project specific engineering testing as set out in the terms of the maintenance and capital works contracts. The type of work and risks will determine the level and extent of quality assurance required.

4) What activities do SDC do to try and help reduce Climate Change effects?

All activities (or departments) within the organisation have used the same regional assumptions for climate change adaptation. The assumptions were taken from the 2018 which formed the underlying picture for the future of the region across multiple RCP scenarios and two time scales (2045 and 2090). This report was a foundational piece of work which informed the SDC 2021 Long Term Plan and associated Activity Management Plans and also the 30 year asset management plan which looks at operational and capital expenditure.

Additionally to the above Council has recently employed a climate change lead who will be leading a body of work initially over the next 18 months to inform adaptation and mitigation assumptions which will underpin the activity management and asset management plans for the 2024 LTP. This work will look at carbon reduction (seeking to outline a pathway to carbon neutral by 2050 and also adaptation to climate impacts and opportunities.

A copy of the report is here: https://www.es.govt.nz/about-us/news?item=id:26gju0toa1cxbymvk9a7

5) Was there a notified community meeting held in Nightcaps regarding the proposed extension of coal mine onto SDC land?


6) What compassion does SDC show to victims of dog attacks and other distressing dog control issues?

Council’s process is to seek to make contact with the victim of a dog attack (or an appropriate adult or other family member if that is required) as soon as we become aware of a serious incident and for other incidents we make contact as soon as resources allow.

An Animal Control Officer meets with the dog attack victim (if appropriate) and provides them with the documentation required to make a statement (for serious matters). The ACO will then pick up that documentation, if necessary, and it will form part of the ongoing investigation. Where it’s appropriate that a dog is seized or destroyed, a victim is kept up to date about what is happening.
Where prosecution is being considered, we take into account whether such prosecution is likely to have a detrimental effect on the physical or mental health of a victim or witness.

We also maintain the privacy of any victim or witness.

7) Do all SDC Elected representatives ensure that they follow up on complaints from ratepayers and respond to all emails? Therefore showing respect.

It is up to elected representatives to manage feedback from ratepayers in the district in their own way.

8) Resource consent application form and building application form. Please supply blank SDC form that you require people to fill out.

These are available on our website www.southlanddc.govt.nz

9) How much was spent on community awards ie flowers etc and how many 'chosen few' volunteers received them in 2021/22 Year?

Community awards for volunteers are determined by our community boards, In the 21/22 year there were 13 recipients and the cost was $2213.63

Request 2

1) A list of the current council contractors that you manage please

  • Delta Utilities Ltd
  • Waikaia Progress League
  • McDonough Contracting
  • Otautau Gardening Services
  • Lee 19 Ltd T/A D J Lawnmowing
  • MLC Gardening
  • Tuatapere Gardening
  • Balfour Sports Ground Association

2) Dates of when their contracts are up for negotiation.

  • 1 July 2025
  • 31 October 2025
  • 1 July 2025
  • 30 June 2024
  • 30 June 2024
  • 30 June 2025
  • 30 June 2024
  • 30 June 2024

3) How much are the contracts expected to go up by (as budgeted for in the annual plan)?

The charges are fixed for a period of twelve (12) months from the commencement date of this Statement of Work, but with effect from every 1 July subsequent to this period the charges will be increased by the percentage change in the Consumer Price Index over the previous 12 month period.