Local Govt | National News Video | Parliament Headlines | Politics Headlines | Search

 

How Government Can Reduce Compliance Costs?

Manukau Businesses Asked How Government Can Reduce Compliance Costs

Manukau businesses have the opportunity to tell the government how they think compliance costs can be reduced.

A series of regional meetings throughout New Zealand is being organised by the Ministerial Panel on Business Compliance Costs to discuss compliance cost issues and to consider solutions. There are two meetings being held in Auckland at the Auckland Conference Centre, Greenlane on 26 March, and at the Albany Executive Inn on 2 April.

The government established the Panel last year in an effort to reduce the amount of time business people spend dealing with government rather than doing what they do best - business. Alan Dunn, CEO of McDonald's, is chairing the panel of 11 business people whose role is to provide advice to government on ways to reduce the compliance costs to business arising from existing central and local government regulation.

The Manukau City Council and Enterprising Manukau are urging business people to attend these meetings and let the panel know their views on compliance cost issues.

Gaelle Deighton, Chief Executive of Enterprising Manukau says, “This panel is the mouthpiece for business to government on priorities for compliance cost reduction. Now is Manukau’s opportunity to put our views across and make suggestions for change.”

In response to disquiet expressed by Manukau businesses on this issue, Manukau City Council’s Manukau Consents unit is already making steps to reduce compliance costs. These include:

* Simplifying building and resource consent processes
* Holding workshops with major customers to identify improvements to service
* Establishing a Land Development and Building Co-ordinator role. The creation of this role has allowed developments to proceed ahead of 224 certification, resulting in significant savings in holding costs for land developers and building companies
* Introducing enhanced self-certification for building consents and compliance
* Investigations into undertaking sanitary and stormwater connection inspected during one site visit. This may lead to up to a reduction of charges by 50%.

ENDS

Gabrielle Hinton
Communications Unit
Phone: 09 2628900 x 8650
Fax: 09 2625759
email: ghinton@manukau.govt.nz

© Scoop Media

 
 
 
Parliament Headlines | Politics Headlines | Regional Headlines

General Assembly: Ardern Rejects Trump Call For War On Drugs

New Zealand will not be signing the United States' document calling for global action on the war on drugs, Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern says.

Ms Ardern is in New York for the United Nations General Assembly this week, along with about 140 other world leaders.

US President Donald Trump is kicking off his week at the UN by holding an event to promote the US document called the Global Call to Action on the World Drug Problem. More>>

 

Pay Equity: Cabinet Funds Deal For Oranga Tamariki Social Workers

The Minister said that an agreement in principle has been reached between Oranga Tamariki and the PSA on a settlement worth $114.6m over five years. More>>

ALSO:

Hunting v Pest Control: Tahr Control Needed To Protect Alpine Habitats

A cull of introduced Himalayan tahr browsing conservation land in Kā Tiritiri o Te Moana/ the Southern Alps is needed to protect special alpine plants and their habitats, Conservation Minister, Eugenie Sage said. More>>

ALSO:

Protest At Sea: Judge Discharges Greenpeace Activists

The judge today discharged Norman and Howell without conviction, saying the cumulative consequences of a conviction would be out of proportion to what was “low level” offending off the Wairarapa coast in April 2017. More>>

ALSO:

Meth Testing Report: Housing NZ "To Right Wrong"

Phil Twyford “Housing NZ acknowledges that around 800 tenants suffered by either losing their tenancies, losing their possessions, being suspended from the public housing waiting list, negative effects on their credit ratings or, in the worst cases, being made homeless.” More>>

ALSO:

No Reshuffle: Meka Whaitiri Removed As A Minister

Meka Whaitiri will be removed as a Minister with immediate effect... The decision was made after receiving a report into an incident that occurred on 27 August in Gisborne, involving Meka Whaitiri and one of her staff. More>>

ALSO:

Asylum: Refugee Quota Increasing To 1500

“The quota increase will take place from July 2020. In the meantime, we will work to increase the number and spread of refugee resettlement and support services. We need to make sure we’re prepared for this change in policy.” More>>

ALSO:

 
 
 
 
 

LATEST HEADLINES

  • PARLIAMENT
  • POLITICS
  • REGIONAL
 
 

InfoPages News Channels