Social and recreation

5.2 Community support

Tautoko hapori

We provide support for all communities and affordable housing for those in need.

What we do

We want Wellington to be a people-centred city where people feel welcome – a city that fosters diverse and inclusive communities.

To enable this we provide libraries, halls and community centres that act as focal points for community activity and provide opportunities for people to connect with each other.

We support partnerships and programmes within communities and neighbourhoods as a way of building local community resilience. We work with our partners to ensure the city’s social infrastructure supports vulnerable people in the city. Through the provision of social housing we help meet the basic housing needs of many people in our city.

Key projectsTop

Measuring our performanceTop

Our targets for 2014/15 are:

What it will costTop

5.2 - Community support Operating expenditure 2014/15 Capital expenditure
2014/15
Income Expenditure Net expenditure Total
($000) ($000) ($000) ($000)
5.2.1 - Libraries (1,733) 20,7871 19,054 2,530
5.2.2 - Access support (Leisure Card) - 53 53 -
5.2.3 - Community advocacy - 1,454 1,454 -
5.2.4 - Grants (Social and Recreation) (19) 2,795 2,776 -
5.2.5 - Housing (54,075) 25,417 (28,658)2 36,647
5.2.6 - Community centres and halls (220) 2,947 2,727 22
2014/15 5.2 Total (56,047) 53,453 (2,594) 39,199
         
2013/14 Total (53,247) 52,656 (591) 32,724
2012–22 LTP Yr 3 Total (48,629) 52,188 3,559 35,639
Variance 2012–22 LTP Yr 3 to AP 14/15 (7,418) 1,265 (6,153) 3,560

1This figure includes the direct costs of library services and a proportion of the Council's internal corporate costs. The direct costs of providing library services are proposed to increase. This has been offset to a degree through a reduction in back-office costs, which has reduced the internal charges applied to library (and all other) services.

2Net expenditure on the housing activity includes Government funding for capital expenditure upgrades of Council owned social housing.

16Measure reworded for clarification and consistency.
17Measure reworded for clarification and consistency.
18Target updated due to changes in how it is calculated.
19Target updated from the LTP target for 2014/15 (70,000 attendees).
20Target updated due to changes in how it is calculated.