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Legislative Reviews › Local Government Act Review › Statement of Policy Direction

The Statement of Policy Direction for the Review of the Local Government Act 1974 was released by the Minister for Local Government in November 2000.

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Wellington
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Statement of Policy Direction

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Statement of Policy Direction for the Review of the Local Government Act 1974
Synopsis: This document provides a brief outline of the approach being taken towards the development of a new Local Government Act (LGA). The aim of the review is to achieve a new statute which:

  • reflects a coherent overall strategy on local government
  • will involve a move to a more broadly empowering legislative framework under which local authorities can meet the needs of their communities
  • involves the development of a partnership relationship between central and local government
  • clarifies local government's relationship with the Treaty.