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CouncilMARK™ releases Mackenzie District Council’s report

The Independent Assessment Board which oversees the local government excellence programme CouncilMARK™ has today released the Mackenzie District Council assessment report.  Mackenzie District received a B rating.

The Independent Assessment Board which oversees the local government excellence programme CouncilMARK™ has today released the Mackenzie District Council assessment report.  Mackenzie District received a B rating.

Speaking on behalf of the IAB, chair Toby Stevenson says the reports measure indicators across leadership, finance, asset management, service delivery and community engagement.

The programme was launched in August 2016 with 18 councils signed up for the inaugural year.  To date 19 reports have been released.  A further 10 councils have registered their interest to take part in the programme in 2018 and there is capacity for more to participate.

Reports and more information on CouncilMARK™ can be found here.

Mr Stevenson says the reports are designed to give councils and communities an informed and independent view on how they are carrying out their role as councils, including on where they are excelling and areas for improvement.

“The reports have been completed by independent assessors under the direction of the Board, and offer an independent assessment of each council’s performance in key areas,” Mr Stevenson says.

“These reports will provide valuable information to both councils and communities.  Measuring performance means councils can assess how to better deliver ongoing and increased value, including building excellence and sharing good practice with the sector.”

Mackenzie District Council is the second of three councils from the Canterbury region to participate in the programme.  Environment Canterbury has also been assessed and are awaiting their report which will be released in the coming months.

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For more information contact LGNZ’s Deputy Chief Executive Advocacy, Helen Mexted on 029 924 1221 or helen.mexted@lgnz.co.nz