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

Public confidence in the safety of the city’s streets and suburbs is a top priority. Wellington enjoys a reputation as a safe city with a vibrant CBD.

Wellington’s location makes earthquake-preparedness particularly important, though the city is also at risk of other civil emergencies such as flooding and tsunami.

We also 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, cemeteries and crematorium services as a vital public health function.

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Measuring our performanceTop

Our targets for 2013/14 are:

What it will costTop

5.3 Public health and safety Operating expenditure 2013–14 Capital expenditure
2013–14
Income Expenditure Net expenditure Total
($000) ($000) ($000) ($000)
5.3.1 - Burials and cremations (865) 1,704 839 308
5.3.2 - Public toilets - 2,364 2,364 387
5.3.3 - Public health regulations (2,591) 4,483 1,892 -
5.3.4 - City safety - 1,372 1,372 -
5.3.5 - WREMO (39) 1,300 1,261 22
2013/14 5.3 Total (3,495) 11,223 7,728 717
2012/13 5.3 Total (3,360) 12,058 8,698 696