Reports commissioned by the Council, carried out by independent experts.

Financial reports

In December 2013 the Council commissioned independent financial advisory firm KordaMentha to undertake an assessment of the financial estimates and assumptions underpinning the city’s Three Year Plan adopted in June 2013.

Cameron Partners was commissioned in 2014 to look at the performance of Christchurch City Holdings Ltd and Council-owned trading organisations.

The scope of the resulting report was widened to consider all capital and operational expenditure by the Council with the aim of providing residents with a full picture of the Council’s financial position, and options for dealing with it.

Highlights of Cameron Partners report

Financial advisors Cameron Partners reported on options for a capital release phased over the next three years and highlights of this report were released in November 2015.  

Highlights of Cameron Partners [PDF, 360 KB] report.

Cameron Partners report

Cameron Partners report [PDF, 1.4 MB] - Review of (A) Funding Requirements & Options and (B) Organisational Architecture. View questions and answers [PDF, 14 KB] about the report.

Korda Mentha report

KordaMentha report [PDF, 1.7 MB] - Review of aspects of the financial position of Christchurch City Council.


Audit reports

Decision 53

Council Chief Executive Dr Karleen Edwards engaged Professor Peter Skelton to do an independent audit of the process around Decision 53, a decision made by the Independent Hearings Panel appointed to review the District Plan.

Audit Report [PDF, 730 KB]for the Christchurch City Council, by Profession Skelton.