Date: 22 April 2020
The Local Government Commission wishes to advise that, due to the current Covid-19 emergency, it will not be releasing its consultation document relating to the Golden Bay local board application in April 2020 as planned.
After liaising with interested parties, the Commission believes that face-to-face consultation on the local board proposal is highly desirable but this is not possible in the current emergency situation. Accordingly, it has decided to delay the release of the consultation document.
At its next meeting in May 2020, the Commission will consider whether it is possible to identify an appropriate consultation period at this time. Once this period is identified, the Commission will amend its Golden Bay local board application process document, as it is required to do, and give public notice of the amended document.
Further information can be obtained from the Commission by:
Phone: (04) 460 2228
Post: PO Box 5362, Wellington 6145
The relevant legislation (Schedule 3 of the Local Government Act 2002) can be accessed via the New Zealand government website www.legislation.govt.nz/browse.aspx