Wellington Region Local Government Review Panel meetings

August 20th, 2012 at 11:00 am by David Farrar

For Wellingtonians:

Wellington CBD public meeting
When: Wednesday, August 22 2012 from 12:00pm-1.00pm
Where: Wellington City Library, 65 Victoria Street, Wellington

 Khandallah public meeting
When: Wednesday, August 29 2012 from 6:30pm-8.30pm
Where: Khandallah Town Hall, 11 Ganges Road, Khandallah

 Newtown public meeting
When: Monday, September 3, 2012 from 5:30pm-7.30pm
Where: Newtown Community Hall, Corner Daniell &Constable Streets, Newtown, Wellington

 These meetings will be hosted by members of the independent Panel.

 The independent Panel is tasked with exploring the future of local government in the greater Wellington region by seeking public feedback on issues concerning the needs of ratepayers and residents in the region. The Panel consists of Sir Geoffrey Palmer (Chair), Sir Wira Gardiner, Sue Driver and Bryan Jackson.

 The Panel recently issued an issues paper focussing on the needs of residents and ratepayers to stimulate discussion on local government reform in the greater Wellington region.

 The public meetings are an opportunity for Wellington residents to tell the Panel what they think about how local and regional governance arrangements can best support their local and regional communities in the future.

 This might include issues such as:

How to get better community engagement in decision making

The role of local government in building and maintaining core infrastructure (e.g. flood protection, transport)

Ways that local government can manage costs and reduce rates increases

The independent Panel is keen to hear from as many people in the region as possible.

 More information is included in the attached media release, and can also be found at www.wellingtonreviewpanel.org.nz.

I think the current arrangement of ten Councils for such a small population is nuts.

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6 Responses to “Wellington Region Local Government Review Panel meetings”

  1. iMP (2,247 comments) says:

    No one misses the Cant Regional Council (EQC) especially since their flagship ‘get rid of wood burners’ was simply overturned this last winter for pragmatic reasons.

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  2. Mike Readman (358 comments) says:

    Shouldn’t there be something like this in Canterbury, considering it hasn’t been decided yet what is going to be done with Environment Canterbury elections and there’s talk of Canterbury councils merging?

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  3. my 2 cents (1,091 comments) says:

    WCC don’t listen to us anyway, so I can’t see why making them bigger is going to change that.

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  4. Murth (27 comments) says:

    New Zealand has VERY large councils by international comparison. The larger the council the more distant from residents and the less tailored they can be to the communities. The interests of residents vary considerably and the larger the geographic area the more divergence in interests there will be.

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  5. Viking2 (11,147 comments) says:

    I see all the usual Troughing suspects got gainful employment.

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  6. gazzmaniac (2,317 comments) says:

    I think the current arrangement of ten Councils for such a small population is nuts.

    I think the idea of people in Otaki electing a mayor and local council from Wellington is more nuts.

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