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Source: Auckland Council

The independent panel appointed to review how well Auckland Council’s CCOs are working is hosting drop-in sessions across the region so Aucklanders can provide their feedback into the review.

The first of the five sessions is on Wednesday 4 March at Birkenhead Library.

Mayor Phil Goff says the focus of the review is to evaluate how the CCO model is functioning.

“Ten years on from the amalgamation of Auckland Council is an appropriate time to independently examine whether the current model is the best way to deliver services, whether that model can be improved to address any shortcomings found, or whether more fundamental change is needed,” says the Mayor.

Panel Chair Miriam Dean says individuals and groups are welcome to come to any of the sessions and speak to the three members.

“We are looking forward to sitting down and having a good conversation with people that have an interest or opinion on how the CCO model is working for them.

“This is an opportunity to talk about experiences both good and bad; observations or ideas; and any areas that people think the panel might find useful to consider for its review and recommendations,” says Ms Dean.

The panel’s role is to identify what is working well, what is not working, and how we can improve. It will provide recommendations to ensure the services CCOs provide are efficient and effective and their decision-making has satisfactory levels of political oversight, public transparency, and accountability.

The panel will provide its report on key issues, community and stakeholder feedback in ​May and its final report and recommendations in July.  

People can provide written submissions as part of the council’s consultation on the 2020/21 Annual Budget and can attend one of the five drop-in sessions for a face-to-face opportunity to speak to the panel members.

The three expert panel members are Miriam Dean (Chair); Doug Martin and

Leigh Auton. The panel’s remit is covered in its terms of reference.

Date​

Time

Venue

Wednesday 4 March 

​2-4pm

​Birkenhead Library, Corner Rawene Road and Hinemoa Street, Birkenhead.

​​Thursday 5 March 

​3pm-4pm

​Warkworth Town Hall, 2 Alnwick Street, Warkworth. 

Thursday 12 March 

​5-7pm​

Manukau Library and Research Centre, 3 Osterly Way, Manuakau​​.

​Tuesday 17 March 

5-7pm

Te Manawa, 11 Kohuhu Lane, Westgate.

​Thursday 19 March 

​12-2pm

Ellen Melville Centre, 2 Freyburg Place, Auckland Central.​

People can email questions or inquiries to ccoreview@aucklandcouncil.govt.nz.

 

MIL OSI