NZ Local Government Magazine feature: Local government, planning & funding reform

14 Feb 2017 2:09 PM | Anonymous

Infrastructure NZ Chief Executive Stephen Selwood wrote a feature for Local Government Magazine's Perspectives 2017 issue.

In this column last year, I wrote that the requirements being placed on local government to protect the environment, grow the economy, deliver local services and keep rates down were incompatible. I called for a Royal Commission into the activities, resourcing and structures of local government to sort out the problem. This year, I’m going to review what’s happened in the space to underline why such an inquiry is urgently needed.

Download the full article here

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