Transport and local govt amendments at odds over status of 'well-beings'

Thu, 13 Sep 2012

By Jonathan Underhill Sept. 14 (BusinessDesk) - An overhaul of the aims of local government, stripping its role back to core functions, may require changes to the Land Transport Management Act (LTMA) which contain similar, lofty aspirations for kiwis’ social, cultural and environmental wellbeing. The Local Government Act Amendment Bill would remove councils’ requirement to consider their citizens’ "social, economic, cultural and environmental well-being" in a move aimed at curbing hikes to rates and services charges. The Cabinet agreed to the...

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