Hauraki District Council adopted its 2021/22 Annual Report at a special Council meeting on Wednesday 21 December.
With some councils missing the deadline for adoption, Mayor Toby Adams congratulated Council’s Chief Executive Langley Cavers and staff, for getting the audited report over the line before Christmas.
“In fact, it was so important for us to meet this deadline, we called a Special Council Meeting to make sure we were there to support the staff achieve this goal”, said Mayor Adams.
Tough year ends with smaller than budgeted surplus
Cavers confirmed it has been a tough year financially with unbudgeted increases due to inflation pressures, labour shortages and supply chain issues. As a result, Council’s overall expenditure was higher than budgeted, however, he was pleased to say that Council still came in with a small surplus of $0.2 million for the 21/22 financial year.
Annual Report checks how we're doing against the 2021-31 Long Term Plan goals
The annual report presents Council’s key achievements for the 2021/2022 year (1 July 2021 to 30 June 2022), as measured against its work programme, targets, and objectives set out in the 2021-31 Long Term Plan.
The audited Plan confirmed that Council is meeting 49% of its performance measures.
Community wellbeing and local economic recovery a key focus
“In 2021/22 we focused on the wellbeing of our communities and supporting the ongoing local economic recovery from COVID”, Cavers added.
The Summary of the Report provides an overview of the Council’s key financial and non-financial performances.
Hard copies of the full report and summary can be picked up from Council’s offices and libraries from the 9 January 2023.