Supporting documents


Performance Assessment Framework

This document contains detailed information on the performance system and indicators for council assessments and the indicative cost of an assessment.

Registration of Interest form

This form is to be completed by all councils who wish to register their interest in participating in the Programme.

Grading and rating scale

The CouncilMARK™ rating and grading interpretation was finalised by the Independent Assessment Board (IAB).

Programme on a page

A one-page summary of the Programme, including the priority areas, the cycle of continuous improvement and the high-level timeline.


Frequently asked questions and answers about the CouncilMARK™ local government excellence programme.


A list of terms and definitions.

Programme prospectus 2017

The prospectus that outlines the key features of the Programme and how councils can get involved.

Click here for the supporting document to the prospectus.

New Zealand Local Government Survey

The New Zealand Local Government Survey was established in 2014 as one gauge for measuring the ongoing health and performance of the local government sector. 

Find out how your council performs

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