12.1 National Property Budget Project Criteria Procedure
|1.0||Membership and Affiliation|
|1.1||Project Applications may be made by or on behalf of any Playcentre that is or will be affiliated to Playcentre Aotearoa.|
|1.2||The National Property Budget will operate pursuant to the Constitution currently in operation at the time.|
|2.0||Aims and Objectives|
|2.1||The National Property Budget contains an annually budgeted amount of funds to assist centre’s with capital works, emergency and major maintenance for the following types of Playcentre buildings:
– buildings in which licensed Playcentre sessions are held,
– buildings used for Regional Offices and sub-offices,
– any other Playcentre building approved by the General Manager
|3.1||The Manager of the National Property Budget is the National Property Manager (NPM).|
|4.0||Project Application Considerations|
All Project Applications
Total Project Cost =
|4.2||Capital, Maintenance and Emergency Projects
a) All Capital, Maintenance and Emergency Projects over $500 will be considered for funding assistance.
b) All projects requesting funding assistance for more than $20,000 need Board Approval. These projects need to be discussed with The Property Team prior to commencing an application.
c) Unless there are extenuating circumstances – the maximum assistance for a single centre is
$50,000.00 (GST exclusive) in any 5-year period without board approval.
d) The Centre must pay a minimum of 20% or $500 whichever is the greater of the total project cost.
e) Playcentre Aotearoa funds must be spent within 4 months of Approval unless extenuating circumstances are presented.
|4.3||New land and/or Buildings Projects
a) Funding assistance for new land and/or building projects for existing Playcentres and formation of new Playcentres will be considered.
b) All new land and/or building projects need Board Approval. A Board Proposal Document will be created by the Property Team for presentation by the NPM.
c) All property items required for a licensed Playcentre must be included in the application as part of the total cost of the project.
|5.1||All external funding and Centre funds must be obtained prior to the approval of the project. Playcentre Aotearoa Pre-approval Funding may be applied for up to $10,000 to assist with obtaining external funding.|
|5.2||Centres should demonstrate that an effort has been made to obtain external funding.|
|5.3||The Property Manager holds the right to the final decision and could approve a lower amount than requested.|
|5.4||The Centre must pay a minimum of 20% or $500 whichever is the greater of the total project cost.|
|5.5||Playcentre Aotearoa funds must be spent within 4 months of Approval unless extenuating circumstances are presented.|
|6.0||Priorities for Allocations|
The Regional Property Coordinators will prioritise all applications as per the following criteria:
Priority 1: Regulation non-compliance and/or immediate health and safety risk, such as lead based paint, asbestos and sanitary hazards. Loss of premises.
Priority 2: Projects which if left longer will result in additional significantly compounding costs and exponential damage – e.g. leaking roof, floor/sub-floor damage, electrical failure, etc.
Priority 3: All other projects including new land and or buildings.
|7.0||Factors when Considering Applications|
The Property Funding Approval Team and the National Property Manager when processing applications will consider the following factors:
Characteristics & Viability of the Playcentre:
|8.0||The National Property Budget will assist with funds to the following Maximum Eligible Standards|
|New Building||To meet licensing standards – taking into consideration location and geographical issues|
|Special Needs Alterations||Alterations to properties for the attendance of person/people with special needs,
i.e. ramps, handrails, accessible toilet etc.
|Play space||Indoor: 2.5 square metres per child to a maximum of 90 square metres.|
|Verandah||Over and above the building size, to a maximum of 1 square metres per child. Allocation will be for the framing, roof, floor and ramps only. Note any verandah
30sqm and over requires building consent.
|Piles/Sub-flooring||As per NZ Building Code and Act – and all future amendments to these.|
|Roofing, Flooring, wall cladding & linings and ceilings||Applications relating to the replacement of roofing, flooring, cladding, interior wall linings, and ceilings on pre-existing Playcentre buildings will be considered regardless of the size of the building.
Any application involving renovations to walls, roofs and floors should include the costs of installing insulation as part of the project.
Acoustic-absorbing materials may be applied for if supported by appropriate
|Flooring||Includes fixed carpeting and vinyl.|
Exterior painting – funding assistance is available up to 50%. Interior painting – funding assistance is not available for interior painting unless a compliance issue.
|Toilets||As per Early Childhood Education Regulation requirements.|
|Hand Basins & Taps||As per Early Childhood Education Regulation requirements.|
|Bathing||Plumbed-in wash-down facilities will be considered for funding if the current bathroom needs renovating to meet Early Childhood Education Regulation
|Nappy Change||Steps will be considered for funding if the current bathroom needs renovating to meet Early Childhood Education Regulation requirements.|
|Sleeping||Sleeping arrangements as per Early Childhood Education Regulations to a maximum of 9 square metres.|
|Kitchen||Plumbing, stainless steel sinks, taps, hot water system, cupboards, bench, impervious surfaces, separate hand-washing facilities.
Excludes: refrigerator, stove, dishwasher and microwave and installation of appliances.
Includes: plumbing and electrical sockets for appliances, hard wiring ovens and includes plumbing/venting to the outside of the building.
|Paint & Equipment Washdown Areas||Plumbing, sink, taps, drainage and bench with associated storage cupboards.|
|Cleaner||Plumbing, sink, taps, drainage and cupboard – but excludes washing machines & driers.|
|Hot water||180 litre Tempered Hot water cylinder as part of an electric hot water system. A tempering valve must be installed as per licensing requirements.|
|Electrics||As per NZ Building Code and Act – and all future amendments to these.|
|Heating||As per Early Childhood Education Regulation requirements.|
|Lighting||As per Early Childhood Education Regulation requirements.|
|Extractor fan||One per bathroom/steam area. Maximum of two. Sub floor that meets the building code for ventilation.|
|Glass||As per NZ Safety Standards and NZ Building Code.|
|Fencing/Gates||With a height of 1.2m (Any additional to be funding by Centre unless required under licensing)|
|Outdoor storage/Sheds||Up to 24 square metres.|
|Driveways||As per local body requirements.|
|Land Development and soft fall||Land-development and soft fall will only be considered if it is a requirement or condition of the resource consent or lease.|
|Sandpit boxing excluding sand||As per minimum standards for new Playcentres only. Maximum 18 square metres.|
|Shade Sails||Shade Sails will be covered by insurance, if damaged, if under 5 years old. If 3-5 years only 50% maximum will be covered. New shade sails will not be available for funding assistance.|
|Awnings and Outdoor Blinds||Awnings and Outdoor Blinds will be covered by insurance, if damaged, if under 10 years old. Amount of insurance will depreciate over time and will only cover up to a maximum of $4,000. New awnings and outdoor blinds will not be available for funding assistance.|
|Water Supply||Provision of an appropriate potable water supply (including associated filter & u/v equipment)- taking into consideration geographical and local authority requirements.|
|Septic Tank||For Playcentres located in areas where there is no town supply sewerage system.|
|Security Systems||May be provided – taking into consideration geographical and local authority requirements.|
|9.0||The National Property Budget will NOT assist with funds for the following:|
|Outdoor Play Equipment||Including structures, swings, slides, forts, non-fixed equipment|
|New Shade Sails, Awnings and Outdoor Blinds||These will be covered by insurance as listed above but funding assistance will not be provided to install new.|
|Tag and Test||Electrical appliance testing and tagging. This must be done annually or as per tags on each item.|
|Painting||Interior painting is not eligible unless it is a compliance issue.|