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The Fencing of Swimming Pools Act was introduced to protect young children from the danger of drowning.
The Council has a range of community buildings available for hire for recreational activities, events, meetings and private functions.
The Council has 112 units in Kaiapoi, Oxford, Rangiora and Woodend for people over 60 with limited means.
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The Waimakariri District Council is one of the largest employers in the Waimakariri District and has become an employer of choice.
Council’s finances are in good hands according to the latest
credit rating awarded by the international credit ratings agency, Standard and
For the third year running, S&P have rated Waimakariri
an ‘AA/A-1+’, while acknowledging the stable outlook of Council’s financial
‘AA’ refers to the Council’s long-term foreign and local
currency creditworthiness and ‘A-1+’ refers to short-term issuer credit rating.
The stable outlook reflects Standard and Poor’s expectation
that, despite a significant capital works programme, the Council will maintain
debt at a practicable level, while sustaining a strong level of liquidity.
In layman’s terms, this means that Council is maintaining
its ability to attract investors and secure external funding, should an
unexpected situation arise that requires financial investment.
The borrowing that was required in the immediate aftermath of
the 2010 earthquakes is an example of why this is so important.
The AA rating equates the Council with New Zealand’s
national credit rating – the ‘sovereign rating’.
Standard and Poor’s does not rate any individual Council
higher than the sovereign rating.
As with last year’s report, Council was evaluated as having
strong financial management, budgetary flexibility and liquidity.
The Standard and Poor’s report referred to a high level of
capital expenditure which is on-going, with the majority of that expenditure
being for non-discretionary programmes such as sewer upgrades and earthquake
infrastructure work on property and land
damaged in 2010/11.
Those projects have a limited ability for postponement.
The consistency of Council’s financial performance, and how
it is rated, assists significantly when it comes to future borrowing.
This is because the perception of how Council manages its’
funding, and its overall financial capability, showcases its fiscal
‘reliability, which does impact on the interest rates it receives on lending.
The better the performance overall, the lower the interest
rates on borrowing will be.