180535 - Local Government Community Wellbeing Amendment Bill

Submission to Parliament’s Government Administration Select Committee on the Local Government (Community Wellbeing) Amendment Bill.

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Letter to Productivity Commission

Some councils are struggling with infrastructure pressures caused by rapid population growth and others are struggling with ageing infrastructure and static or even shrinking populations. Record tourism numbers, while an economic boon, is also putting pressure on councils, especially those with small rating bases. The reliance councils have on property value based rates is becoming increasingly problematic.

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Letter to Jacqui Dean re LG Funding

Funding of local government is becoming an increasingly critical issue. Rates are continuing to rise considerably faster than consumer price inflation and even the annual increase of the local government cost index. If this year’s draft long-term plans are anything to go by there are some big rates increases on the way.

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Letter to Minister of Local Govt re LG Funding

Rates are continuing to rise considerably faster than consumer price inflation and even the annual increase of the local government cost index. If this year’s draft long-term plans are anything to go by there are some big rates increases on the way.

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Letters to LGNZ and Councils re LG Funding

Some councils are struggling with infrastructure pressures caused by rapid population growth and others are struggling with ageing infrastructure and static or even shrinking populations. Record tourism numbers, while an economic boon, is also putting pressure on councils, especially those with small rating bases.

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