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|Title: ||Auckland regional parks network: assessment of benefits & expenditure recovery options|
|Author: ||Ball, Richard J.|
Saunders, Caroline M.
|Date: ||Jan-1997 |
|Publisher: ||Lincoln University. Agribusiness and Economics Research Unit|
|Citation: ||Ball, R. J., Saunders, C. M. & Cullen, R. (1997). Auckland regional parks network: assessment of benefits & expenditure recovery options. A report for regional parks service. Agribusiness and Economics Research Unit, Lincoln University.|
|Item Type: ||Commissioned Report for External Body|
|Abstract: ||The Auckland Regional Council (ARC) maintains and administers a network of countryside
and conservation parks, as well as the Botanic Gardens and stadia at Mount Smart. The annual
budget of the Auckland Regional Parks Service (ARPS) is just under $15m per year, from
which it provides a range of conservation, recreation, education and cultural heritage services.
The park network has over 8.5m visits each year and provides significant use and non-use
benefits to residents and visitors to the Auckland region, as well as to New Zealand as a
whole. The Local Government Amendment Act No. 5 (1996) has introduced new guidelines
for determining Local Government expenditure policies. In response to the new
legislation, the ARC are seeking to assess the benefits from parks, and identify
appropriate recovery mechanisms for expenditure on the regional parks network.
• The objectives of this research are:
to identify and describe the ARC's parks related activities;
assess the magnitude, nature and distribution of the benefits associated with the
identify costs associated with the provision of parks;
review expenditure recovery options and their impacts;
identify areas requiring further research.|
|Description: ||A report for regional parks service prepared by the Agribusiness and Economics Research Unit.|
|Persistent URL (URI): ||http://hdl.handle.net/10182/4917|
|Rights: ||Copyright © The Authors.|
|Appears in Collections:||AERU miscellaneous publications|
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