Franklin, Manurewa and Papakura local boards have all adopted annual reports that detail their finances for the year.
Auckland Council’s 2022/23 annual report will go to the governing body this month with reports from each local board.
Manurewa board chair Glenn Murphy says the reports contain information on performance measures for local activities, and overall funding impact statements.
“These are important documents for being open and transparent with our communities, and are an opportunity to tell the wider performance story with a local flavour, including how boards are working towards the outcomes in their local plans.”
Franklin chair Angela Fulljames says the reports contain a message from the relevant chair, with the three southern chairs all commenting on financial challenges.
“They provide performance measure results for each activity, alongside explanations where targeted service levels may not have been met, and detail other highlights and challenges.”
Papakura chair Brent Catchpole says council organisations have been unfairly criticised for not being open, but the reports allow the public to see where boards are spending and how effective that spending is.
“We are all acutely aware that we represent our communities, and that our people have a right to know how their money is being spent and how we are tracking.”
Annual reports are required by law and are audited by Audit New Zealand to ensure information is presented fairly and consistently, and that the financial statements comply with accounting standards.
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