Review of local government presents major opportunity

An Infrastructure News article.

Councils provide critical infrastructure services across New Zealand, including the planning, funding, delivery and regulation of billions of dollars of assets, but this 30 year old system is simply not geared for today’s challenges.

The traditional roles and functions of local government are in the process of changing. A Review into the Future for Local Government was announced today to consider, report and make recommendations on this matter.

The work programmes the Government is advancing to overhaul the three waters sector and the resource management system are foremost among a suite of reform programmes that will reshape our system of local government.

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