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LGNZ Funding Review working group appointments

LGNZ Local Government Funding Review working group appointments


Local Government New Zealand (LGNZ) has announced the appointment of a cross-sector working group to its LGNZ Local Government Funding Review, which seeks to determine a sustainable future model for funding of local infrastructure and services.

LGNZ announced its Local Government Funding Review in April because the sustainability of local government funding has become an increasingly important policy issue in the face of rapid demographic and economic changes. The Review recognises that New Zealand councils have a high reliance on property taxes, which is unusual by international standards.

A working group has been appointed to investigate complementary funding alternatives, and is chaired by Auckland Council Councillor Penny Webster, also a member of LGNZ’s National Council. Other members of the working group are:
Auckland Chamber of Commerce Chief Executive and Local Government Forum Chair Michael Barnett;
Auckland Council Chief of Staff, Office of the Mayor, Phil Wilson;
Auckland Council Treasurer and Local Government Funding Agency Chief Executive designate, Mark Butcher;
Cameron Partners Partner Rob Cameron;
Christchurch City Council Councillor and Chair of Finance Committee, Raf Manji;
Federated Farmers Manager General Policy, Nick Clark;
New Zealand Council for Infrastructure Development Chief Executive, Stephen Selwood;
New Zealand Initiative Executive Director, Dr. Oliver Hartwich;
Otago Regional Council Chief Executive, Peter Bodeker;
Queenstown District Council Chief Executive Adam Feeley;
Victoria University Professor of Public Policy Prof. Claudia Scott ; and
Waitomo District Council Chief Executive, Chris Ryan.
The working group will explore funding options and alternatives and review funding mechanisms for appropriateness in a New Zealand context, with a focus is on developing a strategy and model that is sustainable for New Zealand communities in the long term.

The group held its first meeting yesterday. Its initial consultation report is expected in November.

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