Hon Grant Robertson
Minister of Finance
15 July 2018
Productivity Commission to investigate Local Government funding and financing
The Productivity Commission will hold an inquiry into Local Government funding and financing, Fina…
Source: Federated Farmers
The independent and thorough scrutiny the Productivity Commission should bring to bear on local government costs and funding could be the circuit-breaker ratepayers are looking for, Federated Farmers President Katie Milne …
Local Government is a crucial part of New Zealand’s society. Ratepayer’s equity in the 78 local authorities is a massive $113 billion – more than the net worth of central government assets and just short of the market capitalisation of all the companies on the NZ Stock Exchange.
Despite 10 years of debate and numerous reports, the issue of future local government funding still has to be addressed. Our campaign wants to put that right, but time is not on our side.
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