Auckland Regional Amenities Funding Act 2008

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Reprint as at 5 December 2012

Auckland Regional Amenities Funding Act 2008

Private Act2008 No 3
Date of assent29 August 2008
Commencementsee section 2


Changes authorised by section 17C of the Acts and Regulations Publication Act 1989 have been made in this reprint.

A general outline of these changes is set out in the notes at the end of this reprint, together with other explanatory material about this reprint.


1 Title

2 Commencement

Part 1
Preliminary provisions

3 Purposes

4 Interpretation

Part 2
Funding mechanism

Subpart 1Administrative bodies

5 Funding Board and Amenities Board and purpose of Act

Funding Board

6 Establishment

7 Membership

8 Charitable purposes

9 Powers

10 Administration

Amenities Board

11 Amenities Board

12 Function

13 Membership

Subpart 2Specified amenities

Assessment criteria

14 Assessment criteria

15 Discretion in application of assessment criteria


16 Organisation applies to be specified amenity

17 Funding Board assesses application

18 Auckland Council decides whether organisation to be specified amenity

19 Auckland Council decides whether organisation to be suspended or cease to be specified amenity

20 Notices

Subpart 3Funding process

Funding principles

21 Funding principles

Funding applications

22 Specified amenity may prepare long-term plan

23 Specified amenity applies for funding

24 Funding Board assesses application

Funding plans

25 Funding Board prepares draft funding plan

26 Funding Board and Auckland Council confer over draft funding plan

27 Funding Board consults on draft funding plan

28 Auckland Council considers funding plan

29 If Auckland Council does not approve levy

30 Funding Board adopts funding plan

First financial year


31 Individual payments for first financial year [Repealed]

32 Individual levies for first financial year [Repealed]

33 Contributing authorities pay levies for first financial year [Repealed]

Funding levies

34 Maximum levy for financial years after first financial year

35 Funding Board resolves to fix levy

36 Auckland Council to pay levy for financial years after second financial year

37 If contributing authority’s district changes [Repealed]

Funding payments

38 Funding Board pays funding

Subpart 4Reporting

39 Specified amenity does annual report

40 Funding Board does annual report

41 Auckland Council's annual report

Subpart 5Miscellaneous provisions

42 Specified amenities may seek other funding

43 Auckland Zoo

Subpart 6Transitional provisions


44 Funding Board: first appointments [Repealed]

45 Funding Board: first actions [Repealed]

46 Amenities Board: first actions [Repealed]

47 Termination of contracts or agreements between specified amenities and contributing authorities [Repealed]

Schedule 1
Specified amenities

Schedule 2
Funding for first financial year


Schedule 3
Contributing authorities and differential factors


Schedule 4
Administrative provisions for Funding Board

Reprint notes

  • Preamble

    (1) Several arts, educational, rescue, and community organisations that are vital to the Auckland region contribute to the well-being of the whole region by providing facilities or services to the community:

    (2) The organisations are an essential part of the fabric of the Auckland region and are necessary to make the region a vibrant and attractive place to live in and visit:

    (3) A significant proportion of those who visit or use, or otherwise benefit from, the organisations come from all the territorial authority districts in the Auckland region:

    (4) The organisations currently receive their funding from a range of sources by way of grants made in response to annual or periodic applications. In particular, they make separate applications to each of the territorial authorities and various trusts for funding. The grants resulting from applications are often ad hoc and short term:

    (5) This process does not provide a secure funding stream for the organisations and it does not necessarily result in all the territorial authorities in the Auckland region making a contribution to the organisations’ funding:

    (6) A statutory framework is needed to provide adequate and secure funding for the organisations by all the territorial authorities in the Auckland region:

    (7) The existing statutory frameworks for regional funding of the Auckland War Memorial Museum and the Museum of Transport and Technology provide a model for the funding of the organisations:

    (8) Territorial authorities funding the organisations should have a formal role, through the Electoral College, in the decisions on funding.