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Local Government Reform

The potential for local government reorganisation has been raised and debated several times over the years, in Northland and around New Zealand. The Local Government Commission has now set in motion a process to look at local government in Northland. Find out more about the process and how you can be involved.

Council's position

Find the council's submission to the Local Government Commission and the 'Our Position in a Nutshell' document.

Local Government Commission’s Draft Proposal

Links to information about the Local Government Commission's preferred option for the reorganisation of local government in Northland.

Community workshops & meetings

Find information on workshops and informal sessions previously held, the draft proposal and information document used for discussion during the community workshops.

Proposed boundaries

Find information on the proposed wards and the Kaiwaka area boundary.

LG Commission process

An overview of the Local Government Commission’s process and anticipated timeframes.

Alternative application

Our alternative proposal to the Local Government Commission on the form of local government in Northland, submitted April 2013.

Expert panel-LG reform public meeting

Information on the Expert Panel public meeting on Local Government reform.

Local Government Act 2002 Amendment Bill (No 3)

Our submission to the Local Government and Environment Select Committee on the Bill.

More information

Links to further information about local government reorganisation in Northland.