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Public submissions to Panel extended to 21 September 2012

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For immediate release

23 August 2012

Public submissions to Panel extended to 21 September 2012

The independent Wellington Region Local Government Review Panel has extended the submission period in which residents and ratepayers in the Greater Wellington region can have their say on potential local government reform.
The submission period has been extended until Friday 21 September 2012 in recognition of the significant public and ratepayer interest in the Panel’s programme of work, including their Issues Paper which looks at the major challenges facing the future of the region.
For more information, or to download a copy of the Issues Paper, visit: www.wellingtonreviewpanel.org.nz.
Public meetings have taken place in Wairarapa, Porirua, Karori, Wellington CBD and further meetings will take place in Khandallah, Newtown, Upper Hutt and Lower Hutt in the next two weeks.
Details for these public meetings can be found at www.wellingtonreviewpanel.org.nz/Events.
Residents can make a submission to the Panel at www.wellingtonreviewpanel.org.nz.

About the Wellington Region Local Government Review Panel

The independent Panel is tasked with exploring the future of local government in the greater Wellington region by seeking public feedback on issues concerning the needs of ratepayers and residents in the region.
The Panel consists of Sir Geoffrey Palmer (Chair), Sir Wira Gardiner, Sue Driver and Bryan Jackson.
A copy of the Issues Paper can be downloaded from the Wellington Region Review Panel website http://www.wellingtonreviewpanel.org.nz.
There are a number of channels for providing views and feedback:
• Email your submission or feedback to info@wellingtonreviewpanel.org.nz, or mail it to:
Wellington Region Local Government Review
PO Box 11646
Manners Street
Wellington 6142
• Online at http://feedback.wellingtonreviewpanel.org.nz.
• Public meetings have been organised for a number of centres throughout the region. Details of these can be found at www.wellingtonreviewpanel.org.nz/Events.
Submissions to the Panel close on September 21 2012, and details on how submissions can be made are on the Panel’s website www.wellingtonreviewpanel.org.nz.


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