Case study 2.5

Asset management for public entities: Learning from local government examples.

Auckland City Council – A policy-led approach to funding means asset managers can successfully tap into all available funding sources

"Development contributions" are referred to across Auckland City Council’s plans. The "Transport" and "Leisure" facilities financial summaries specifically identify the level of expected development contributions so that the link between funding and planned works is clear. For "Transport", this covers both capital and revenue, and the plan clearly states that calculations are in keeping with the development contributions policy so that the reader is well informed about the basis for the funding. For "Stormwater", where network upgrades are required – to meet growth pressures, to reflect the desired levels of service, and to replace pipes at the end of their life – the Council has calculated a percentage of the capital works programme classified as "cost of growth" to be funded by development contributions.