Council saves on fuel bill
Cutting back on fuel costs is something we all try to do including the South Waikato District Council which has achieved impressive results over the last financial year.
The South Waikato District Council has achieved just over 20 per cent in fuel saving costs for the 2015 to 2016 financial year.
The significant cut is thanks to the council, which oversees the likes of Tirau, Putaruru, and Tokoroa, participating in the Waikato Local Authority Shared Services syndicated contract.
Deputy chief executive Ben Smit said it was a fantastic achievement.
‘‘This is yet another great example of cost savings our council has achieved for ratepayers by taking advantage of shared services and syndicated procurement arrangements,’’ he said.
To deliver the broad range of activities and services on offer in South Waikato communities, the council purchased 90,000 litres of fuel during the 2015 to 2016 year which cost $103,000. That includes a saving of $21,500 equating to a 20.8 per cent saving.
The overall savings across the eight councils currently involved in the syndicated contract was 24.3 per cent and the South Waikato District Council is continuing to look for ways to improve service delivery and reduce costs to its community.