Social and recreation

5.3 Public health and safety

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We work to protect Wellingtonians from threats to their health and safety.

What we do

Wellington enjoys a reputation as a safe city with a vibrant CBD. We work to maintain public confidence in the safety of the city’s streets and suburbs.

Wellington’s location makes earthquake-preparedness particularly important. The city also must be prepared for other civil emergencies such as flooding and tsunami.

We have legislative requirements to maintain public health standards by regulating food and liquor outlets, animals, trade waste and managing environmental noise problems.

We also provide public toilets and cemeteries as part of our public health activities.

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Our targets for 2014/15 are:

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5.3 - Public health and safety Operating expenditure 2014/15 Capital expenditure
2014/15
Income Expenditure Net expenditure Total
($000) ($000) ($000) ($000)
5.3.1 - Burials and cremations (828) 1,637 809 280
5.3.2 - Public toilets - 2,432 2,432 987
5.3.3 - Public health regulations (3,182) 4,726 1,544 -
5.3.4 - City safety - 2,138 2,138 -
5.3.5 - WREMO (29) 1,387 1,358 43
2014/15 5.3 Total (4,039) 12,320 8,281 1,310
         
2013/14 Total (3,495) 11,223 7,728 717
2012–22 LTP Yr 3 Total (3,560) 12,589 9,029 934
Variance 2012–22 LTP Yr 3 to AP 14/15 (479) (269) (748) 376