Auckland Council’s new custom-made computer system is going to blow its head off and go over the already over budget-budget.
And the Auditor General is raising her concerns about it. She seems to do that an awful lot these days with Auckland Council.
A $157 million Super City computer system has a potentially “catastrophic” risk, says Auditor General Lyn Provost.
The NewCore system, the cost of which has blown out from $71 million to $157 million, also carries an “almost certain” risk with a “major impact”, she said.
Last night, the council’s chief information officer Dean Kimpton said Ms Provost was commenting on information supplied in May and the computer system had improved significantly since then.
In the past few days, Ms Provost told the council’s leadership and councillors the NewCore programme is an area of significant cost and risk to the council.
NewCore is considered key to delivering the promised savings of the Super City. It is designed to consolidate the outdated operating systems of the former eight councils, which merged in 2010 to become the Auckland Council.
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