Len Brown welcomes LGNZ review of rates
9 April 2014
Brown welcomes LGNZ review of rates
Mayor Len Brown has welcomed Local Government New
Zealand’s announcement of a review of local government
funding, to find a more sustainable funding model for the
Len Brown said:
“I have been advocating for
some time for a national discussion on alternatives to
rates. I’m delighted that LGNZ is now taking the lead on
“The current model of funding through rates
is intrinsically unfair.
“Now is the right time to look
seriously at alternatives that are more equitable and that
better reflect the complex funding challenges facing
Councils. In doing so we should not rule out any sensible
options, and draw on international experience of what works
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