Policy

Biggest local govt shake-up in a generation looms

Pattrick Smellie
Fri, 23 Apr 2021

Biggest local govt shake-up in a generation looms
Local government minister Nanaia Mahuta wants to take a long term look at councils.
Pattrick Smellie
Fri, 23 Apr 2021
The government is adding a fundamental overhaul of local government to its growing list of major reforms.With the sector already subject to reform of the Resource Management Act, the so-called ‘three waters’ – drinking, waste and stormwater – and major new policy development to combat climate change, local government minister Nanaia Mahuta today announced the appointment of a five-person review panel to examine local government roles and funding.Potentially the largest shake-up of the sector since reforms in 1989 under t...

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