This inquiry was commissioned to contribute to the Government’s ‘Better Local Government’ initiative and is point six on the eight-point programme to improve the legislative framework for New Zealand’s councils.
The Commission was asked to:
- develop principles to guide decisions on which regulatory functions are best undertaken by local or central government;
- identify opportunities to improve the regulatory performance of local government; and
- recommend options for regularly assessing the regulatory performance of the local government sector.
You can read the full Terms of Reference here
Key inquiry dates
Terms of reference issued: May 2012
Issues paper released: July 2012
Initial submissions due: August 2012
Draft report released: December 2012
Draft submissions due: March 2013
Final report to government: May 2013
Submissions on each stage of the inquiry can be viewed here.
For further information about the inquiry please contact:
T: (04) 903 5150
Other matters: Steven Bailey, Inquiry director
T: (04) 903 5156