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LGC welcomes appointment of Geoff Dangerfield

19 August 2016

LGC welcomes appointment of Geoff Dangerfield

The Local Government Commission has welcomed the appointment of Geoff Dangerfield as a temporary member of the Commission by Minister of Local Government Hon Peseta Sam Lotu-Iiga.

Chair Sir Wira Gardiner said the appointment of such an experienced member was an invaluable addition to the Commission as it works alongside councils and communities to help deliver cost-effective infrastructure and efficient services for New Zealanders.

“Mr Dangerfield is well-known and respected throughout the local government sector and brings a wealth of knowledge to the Commission

“While he will be assisting primarily on Auckland-related issues, his expertise in transport, economic development and local government will bring welcome perspectives to our wider work,’’ Sir Wira said. “This includes our general role of promoting good local government as we look to contribute towards the continued development of a fit-for-purpose, modern and collaborative local government sector.’’

The Local Government Act 2002 allows for the Minister of Local Government to appoint temporary members as the Commission’s workload requires. It is currently managing four reorganisation applications – in Wellington, Northland, the West Coast and Auckland.

Mr Dangerfield’s appointment begins on 22 August and will end on 23 February 2018. He joins Sir Wira, Janie Annear and Leigh Auton on the Commission.
“We are looking forward to having him on board,’’ Sir Wira said.

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