Auckland Council has just completed “value for money” review of the benefits of combining Auckland Councils Stormwater services with those of Watercare. The document linked to this brief indicates savings in the order of $370m over ten years.
The review is one of 4 requested by the Mayor of Auckland Council and is the only one to identify significant savings.
Members will be interested in the reviews findings because it lends weight to the argument that increasing scale in water service delivery is of importance to driving improvement in levels of service at lower cost to ratepayers.
View the document here.