Upper Hutt City Council receives BB CouncilMARK™ rating

A report completed by the local government excellence programme shows the Upper Hutt Community is being served well by its Council.

UPPER HUTT, Wellington NZ, 28 AUG 2018—Upper Hutt City Council received a BB rating in its CouncilMARK™ report released today, highlighting a good standard of performance. CouncilMARK reports are designed to give councils and communities an informed and independent view on how they are carrying out their role as councils, including where they are excelling along with areas for improvement.

Upper Hutt City Council’s report highlights that “The Mayor, Councillors, Chief Executive and the Executive Leadership Team have an established vision for the city, and display a strong commitment to serve both residents and the business community, and their respective interests.”

Council views the grading and supporting comments in the report as a very useful tool for further discussions with the community about future decision making and resource allocation.

Mayor Wayne Guppy says “The report reinforces that Upper Hutt City Council is heading in the right direction as we seek to enhance the quality of life in Upper Hutt by providing leadership, support, and services to the community.”

Upper Hutt City Council joins Masterton District Council, Nelson City Council, Rangitikei District Council, Ruapehu District Council and Whakatane District Council as having received BB ratings. This is the 20th report to be released by the programme’s independent assessment board.

Upper Hutt City Council Chief Executive, Chris Upton, says “The BB rating is a great result for Upper Hutt City Council. The assessment process has been valuable and it’s pleasing to note that the opportunities for improvement in the report are areas that, in many instances, have previously been identified by our leadership team who are already taking steps to address them.”

The reports and more information on CouncilMARK can be found at lgnz.co.nz/about-councilmark