18 Feb 2010

Auditor-General satisfied over footpath contracts

9:59 am on 18 February 2010

The Auditor-General is satisfied Auckland City Council has protected the interests of ratepayers in managing the contracts for upgrading the city's footpaths.

An inquiry began last year into claims an employee involved in the tendering process, had not acted impartially and the council paid too much for the work.

The council spent more than $100 million on footpaths between 2006 - 2008.

It also approved a budget of $22.5 million per year for work from 2009 -2012.

Auditor-General Lynne Provost says her office has found no flaws in the council's contract management process, no evidence of corruption and no waste.

However, she says there are some administrative areas the council should tidy up.