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2013/14 City of Darwin annual report



2013/14 City of Darwin annual report

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City of Darwin annual report 2013/14


City of Darwin


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CITY OF DARWIN Annual Report 2013/14 CITY OF DARWIN Annual Report 2013/14 130 131 Understand and Manage Councils Risk Exposure Council continued to enhance its risk management framework throughout the year with the review of risks and controls through the control selfassessment process and the annual review of Councils strategic and operational risk assessments. Reviewing Councils controls on a regular basis ensures a robust system of continuous review and improvement. The operational risk assessments and control self-assessment program are designed to complement each other with a view to continuous improvement of the framework. Councils risk management framework is based on the requirements of the International standard for risk management, ISO 31000:2009. The framework comprises the following: A strategic risk assessment, based on Councils strategic plan, Evolving Darwin: Towards 2020 Operational risk assessments, based on the organisational structure and business outputs of Councils four operational departments A risk based internal audit program, based on outcomes identified in the strategic and operational risk assessments A risk based control self-assessment program, supplementing the internal audit program and using outcomes identified in the operational risk assessments A workplace health and safety management system, comprising WHS policy, work standards and a library of safe operating procedures A business continuity management program covering all of Councils identified essential functions An Emergency Control Organisation to oversee the control of fire and other emergencies Responsible Financial and Asset Management Sustainable financial and asset management practices are critical elements of the City of Darwin Strategic Planning and Performance and Corporate Governance Frameworks. The Local Government Act requires Council to develop a Long Term Financial Plan (LTFP) that covers a four year period; however the City of Darwin prepares a LTFP covering a period of ten years on an annual basis. The 2013/14 to 2022/23 LTFP was adopted in August 2013. The City of Darwin LTFP is a key document that assists the Council with improving its management of infrastructure and community resources. It links directly to Councils Strategic Plan and sets the framework to provide cost effective services within available resources for the duration of the plan. The LTFP outlines projected rates increases of 4.5% per annum for the next 10 years. Rates increases in 2013/14 were set at 5.5%. During the year Council continued to identify efficiencies in order to bring rates increases back into line with projected rates. The proposed increase for 2014/15 was set at 4.0%. In 2013/14, the City of Darwin was the custodian of over $1.1 billion of community assets and infrastructure such as pools, community centres, libraries and other buildings and land, roads, stormwater drainage systems, street lights, shared paths, parks and reserves, plus many more. These assets deliver important services to our community and a key issue facing all local governments throughout Australia is the ongoing management of ageing assets. City of Darwin focussed on sound asset management principles with the revision of its Asset Management Policy during the year. Council will continue to review and update Asset Management Plans for key asset classes during 2014/15. Contracts During 2013/14 the City of Darwin administered 52 contracts to the total value of approximately $36.3 million. $ Value of Contracts no. of Contracts Administered Service Provided Supplier Up to $100,000 17 Panel of suppliers - Supply of Road Signs Artcraft Pty Ltd (I) Panel of suppliers - Provision of Legal Services Roussos Legal Advisory (L) Civic Centre UPS and Generator Maintenance Agreement Server Room Specialists (L) Provision of a Courier Service Toll Priority (IL) Lift Maintenance at Westlane Car Park Kone (IL) Panel of suppliers Supply of Road Signs Norsign NT (L) Panel of suppliers - Provision of Legal Services Cridlands MB (L) Repairs and Maintenance of Air conditioning In Various Buildings Mobile Electrics(L) Panel of Suppliers - Provision of Legal Services Clayton Utz (IL) Civic Centre Refurbishment Master Plan DKJ Projects Architecture (L) Retail Analysis and Mapping of Darwin City Centre Urbacity (I) Resource and recovery at Shoal Bay Waste Management Facility NT Recycling Solutions Pty Ltd (L) Panel of suppliers - Provision of Legal Services Minter Ellison (IL) Management of Animal Shelter ARK Animal Welfare Services (L) cIty Of DARWIN cIvIc ceNtRe < > http://www.darwin.nt.gov.au/sites/default/files/City_Darwin_Strategic%20Plan%202012_web.pdf http://www.darwin.nt.gov.au/sites/default/files/City_Darwin_Strategic%20Plan%202012_web.pdf

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