Two New Local Government Related Bills
The Local Government Law Reform (No. 3) Bill and the Local Government (Auckland) Amendment Bill were tabled in the House on 29 March 2004. Both Bills are programmed for enactment by 30 June 2004.
Electronic (PDF) copies of both Bills are now available here:
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Local Government Law Reform (No. 3) Bill
The Local Government Law Reform (No. 3) Bill makes amendments to the following Acts:
Many of the amendments are technical in nature and are intended to provide certainty and clarity for local authorities. Amendments are also included which:
Local Government (Auckland) Amendment Bill
The Government announced transport governance, regulatory and funding proposals for Auckland on 12 December 2003 and has received general support for these proposals from the Auckland local authorities. This Bill gives effect to those proposals and establishes two new entities as subsidiaries of the Auckland Regional Council – the Auckland Regional Transport Authority and Auckland Regional Holdings. The Auckland Regional Transport Authority will plan, fund and develop Auckland transport infrastructure with Transfund and Transit. Auckland Regional Holdings will manage assets and investments on behalf of the Auckland Regional Council – initially including those assets that are transferred from Infrastructure Auckland, which will be disestablished from 1 July 2004.
For further information on the Auckland Transport Package please contact:
Chris Mackenzie, Office of the Deputy Prime Minister, ph 04 471 9935
Michael Parker, Office of the Minister of Transport, ph 04 471 9316
Nick Maling, Office of the Minister of Local Government, ph 04 470 6874
If you have any general queries about the Local Government (Auckland) Amendment Bill, please refer these to Blair Keenan, Department of Internal Affairs, either by telephone on (09) 363-0577 or by e-mail to Blair.Keenan@dia.govt.nz.
Last updated: 08/04/2004