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Len Brown welcomes LGNZ review of rates

Media Release

9 April 2014

Len Brown welcomes LGNZ review of rates

Auckland 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 future.

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 this issue.

“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 well.”

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