Seeking value for money

LETTER

Re: Investigation $1.75m over budget, April 11 column.

When I was working for a living, I and my colleagues were required to account for our time spent on the various projects in hand, report on results and keep within set budgets. Our achievements were assessed through the use of Key Performance Indicators. If we weren’t performing, someone would want to know why!

Councillor Pat Seymour brings to our attention the huge wastewater investigation overspend ($2.25m against a $0.5m budget) which begs the question, who has (or had) overall management responsibility for this activity, and why does it appear to be out of control?

Nedine, it would seem you have a job to do!

Peter Wooding

Re: Investigation $1.75m over budget, April 11 column.

When I was working for a living, I and my colleagues were required to account for our time spent on the various projects in hand, report on results and keep within set budgets. Our achievements were assessed through the use of Key Performance Indicators. If we weren’t performing, someone would want to know why!

Councillor Pat Seymour brings to our attention the huge wastewater investigation overspend ($2.25m against a $0.5m budget) which begs the question, who has (or had) overall management responsibility for this activity, and why does it appear to be out of control?

Nedine, it would seem you have a job to do!

Peter Wooding

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    The council estimates $13.2 million of work is needed on private drainage systems to help limit wastewater discharges into city rivers, along with $25m-$65m more work on the public wastewater and stormwater systems. Do you think private property owners should pay to repair their systems, the council, or a council subsidy such as interest-free loans?