Overview & decisions
Latest: 9 August 2017 – The Local Government Commission has released a report authored by Morrison Low to assist the Commission identify the “reasonably practicable options’’ for local government in Auckland as part of the current reorganisation process.
The report’s findings are just one input into the Commission’s decision-making process. The Commission will also consider communities of interest analysis and the results and findings of any other investigations or inquiries it considers appropriate in its determination of the reasonably practicable options and, subsequently, the preferred option for local government change in Auckland.
The reasonably practicable options must always include the status quo local government arrangements for the affected area (Auckland).
Talking to Auckland communities (6 September 2016)
The Local Government Commission is running a phased engagement programme to hear from the public about local government services in Auckland as a result of receiving two applications for local government change – one from the Northern Action Group (North Rodney), the other from Our Waiheke (Waiheke Island).
In August 2015, the Commission agreed to assess an application from the Northern Action Group (NAG) for a unitary authority for North Rodney. The Commission had earlier declined to assess the application on public interest grounds but was overturned on this ground by the High Court.
The Commission has since been gathering further information.
On 14 April, the Commission to determined that the “affected area’’ for the application is the Auckland Council area, and not just North Rodney. It also decided there is demonstrable community support in the Auckland Council area for local government reorganisation and notified its intention to call for alternative applications.
Commission seeking Auckland community views (6 September 2016)
Auckland local government submissions published (28 July 2016)
Commission to assess North Rodney application (August 2015)
Decision on North Rodney application (July 2014)
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