Annual Report 1998/99 Trade Development Zone Authority
Tabled paper 1647
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P R O G R A M E V A L U A T I O N A program evaluation of the Repairs and Maintenance Program was conducted during 1998/99. The findings were as follows: Objective The Repairs and Maintenance Program with the Activity of Zone Assets, is responsible for the delivery of all repairs and maintenance to buildings and infrastructure within the Trade Zone. Methodology An evaluation team was selected within the Authority, which consisted of the General Manager and the Administration Officer. The methodology adopted was to flowchart the processes of the program and identify all internal controls for testing. All staff involved with this program were consulted, as were tenants o f the Zone and contractors. Due to time and resource constraints, the evaluation team made effective use of existing survey data and financial data. Evaluation Findings The evaluation focussed on Effectiveness and Efficiency. It was determined not to address Appropriateness and Cost Efficiency as the program is an integral part of the concept of the Trade Development Zone, especially during establishment. The Cost Efficiency was not deemed appropriate at this point in time as the majority of assets at the Trade Zone are less than ten (10) years old and do not incur significant repairs. The total budget for the program is $42,000. The evaluation revealed that generally repairs and maintenance related services are being delivered effectively; and some opportunities exist to improve the general performance measurement of the program. Outcomes There were nine recommendations of further action required, which were: 1. Introduce a formal induction process for new tenants. 2. Inform tenants who lease TDZA assets of their responsibility to report priority repair requirements to their properties. 17