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Timeframes for reorganisation proposals

Timeframes for reorganisation proposals

The Local Government Commission has completed a stock take of its work on reorganisation of local authorities and issued an update on timeframes for each proposal.

The Commission is considering three reorganisation proposals after receiving applications from councils and community groups in Northland, Hawke’s Bay and Wellington regions.

The Commission Chief Executive Donald Riezebos said each proposal is at a different stage of the process.

“It is a timely opportunity for a public update,” Mr Riezebos said.

“The Commission has appreciated the efforts made by many individuals, groups and local authorities who have participated in the processes so far. It has heard a wide variety of ideas and suggestions for the ideal structure of local government in each region.

“It is important to provide an update on the Commission’s work programme to ensure the public is kept informed about the next stages of the processes.

“The Commission has consistently advised councils to maintain a ‘business as usual’ approach to their functions and activities while these processes are underway,” Mr Riezebos said.

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