Ser­vice lev­els mon­i­tored

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The Government is con­sult­ing on a pro­posed set of non-fi­nan­cial per­for­mance mea­sures for coun­cils to use when re­port­ing to their com­mu­ni­ties.

The mea­sures cover es­sen­tial in­fra­struc­ture: water sup­ply, sew­er­age, stormwa­ter drainage, roads and foot­paths, and flood pro­tec­tion.

‘‘Th­ese ser­vices are cru­cial to peo­ple’s ev­ery­day life and the lo­cal econ­omy so it’s im­por­tant the pub­lic has a say in how they are pro­vided. To do so, they need in­for­ma­tion that is rel­e­vant, ac­ces­si­ble and easy to un­der­stand,’’ says Kathy Per­reau, pol­icy di­rec­tor at the De­part­ment of In­ter­nal Af­fairs.

‘‘ The aim of the pro­posed mea­sures is to pro­vide use­ful in­for­ma­tion on th­ese es­sen­tial ser­vices. For ex­am­ple, one pro­posed per­for­mance mea­sure is about whether water is safe to drink.

‘‘Oth­ers are about the safety of lo­cal roads and the lev­els of pro­tec­tion pro­vided by ma­jor flood pro­tec­tion works.’’

The per­for­mance mea­sures won’t dic­tate how coun­cils should de­liver stan­dards or tar­gets. Rather, they will mea­sure the level of ser­vice.

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