LGOIMA Request Details

Date Received:11/07/2022
Date Responded:27/07/2022
Requester Name:Karlos Stark
Organisation:Individual
Requested Information:

​On Monday 11th of July, mdc gave out sand and sand bags to the public to protect their property for the upcoming predicted flood 🙄 

: How much did the bags cost. 

: How much did the sand cost. 

: What company was used to purchase these items. 

: Was there any consultancy involved in this process.  

: Who made the overall decision to approve this activity. 

: Does MDC have a team that maintains the drains around feilding.  

: If so how often do they maintain the drains.

13/07/2022

Update on the information,  

I'm going to need it all in detail and a breakdown of the costs where the money came out and what was free and what wasn't  

Just to clarify, I do not want a copy and paste of what the MDC has posted on their Facebook page as this isn't official information.


Response:

Dear Karlos,

Official information request for - Details of costs of providing sand and sandbags, and decision process. Also, who does drain maintenance in Feilding and how often.

I refer to your official information request dated 11 July 2022.

Part of the information you have requested is below. However, we have decided to refuse your request for information which relates to -  How much the bags cost and  How much the sand cost.  

This information is being withheld under section 7 (2)(b)(ii) of the Local Government Official Information and Meetings Act, as it would be likely to unreasonably prejudice the commercial position of the companies who are the subjects of the information.

The answers to your remaining questions are below.

What company was used to purchase these items?

There were 4 companies used to source resources. Smart Pack Limited, Rangitikei Aggregates, Tim McColl Contracting Limited, Higgins Contractors Feilding.

Was there any consultancy involved in this process?

No public consultancy was involved.

Who made the overall decision to approve this activity?

Chief Executive of Manawatū District Council.

Does MDC have a team that maintains the drains around Feilding?

Higgins are contracted to maintain drains around Feilding.

If so how often do they maintain the drains?

The drains are being monitored weekly and maintained as and when required.

I'm going to need it all in detail and a breakdown of the costs where the money came out and what was free and what wasn't

All budget expenditure came from the Civil Defence Emergency Management budget or through the normal annual roading contract with Higgins Contractors. Those budgets are available in our Annual Plan https://www.mdc.govt.nz/documents/plans/annual-plan.
As above a detailed breakdown of costs by supplier is not available. All other information available has already been released through our media release https://www.mdc.govt.nz/news/2022/media-release-operation-sandbag on the 13th of July 2022.

You have the right to seek an investigation and review by the Ombudsman of this decision. Information about how to make a complaint is available at www.ombudsman.parliament.nz or freephone 0800 802 602.
If you wish to discuss this decision with us, please feel free to contact the LGOIMA Response Team on 06 323 0000 or by replying to this email.​

Status:Completed