2016/17 Annual Report
Gisborne District Council's 2016/17 Annual Report covers our performance from 1 July 2016 to 30 June 2017.
The Annual Report explains how we spent your rates and the value that you received in return. It also highlights areas we performed well in, that we need to improve and provides context for where we need to head in the future.
2016/17 Annual Report documents
Annual Report 2016/17 [PDF, 7.6 MB] - full document
Annual Report Summary [PDF, 3.5 MB] - highlights of work and budgets
The report in sections
Section 1 - Our Year [PDF, 2 MB]
Mayor and Chief Executive's foreword, major projects, district highlights, our performance
Section 2 - Our District, Our Direction [PDF, 2 MB]
Our people, our environment, culture and economy, our aspirations
Section 3 - Our Activities [PDF, 923 KB]
Commercial operations, environmental and regulatory, governance and support services, infrastructure services, planning and development services
Summary of our work, budget and highlights
It was a year of transition and consolidation, a new Council was elected and in March a new Chief Executive appointed.
The surplus that Council projected in 2016/17 was not achieved and instead a deficit will be recorded.
Maintenance of roads and delays in major projects contributed significantly to this deficit. We acknowledge the significant work that needs to happen to minimise the financial impacts over the next year.
We've seen some important community projects progressed. The Managed Aquifer Recharge Trial in the Makauri Aquifer started over the winter. Expansion of the HB Williams Memorial Library is underway and we are working with the community on the restoration of Titirangi.
Further work's been done on determining the options for treating the city’s wastewater, reducing overflows, preparation for safe school cycle routes, inner harbour upgrades, and future proofing Lawson Field Theatre and the Olympic Pool.
Caring for our environment has been a high priority. A number of catchment projects in the Waipaoa have been successfully initiated, and the Inanga spawning habitat and Rere water quality projects are amongst the best nationally.
We're making good progress with improving and maintaining a good level of service with our playgrounds, gardens, public spaces and sports grounds. We celebrated national awards for the Oneroa cycle and walkway and since then we have extended this to link with the Alfred Cox walkway.