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Background and overview


The Minister of Local Government has directed the Department of Internal Affairs to post the Cabinet papers and minutes on the Government's decisions in response to the Royal Commission on Auckland Governance on its website. These papers are released consistent with the Official Information Act 1982.

Some documents are not available for release, and some deletions have been made to these published documents consistent with the provisions of the Official Information Act 1982 Section 9 (2) (f), (g) & (h) for the withholding of information. These deletions, which represent a small amount of material, have been made, for example, in relation to legal advice and information on decision-making processes which are not yet complete, such as in relation to the transition from existing councils to the new Auckland Council. It is intended that further documents and information will be made public as they become available for release.

The papers are listed in date order, with the latest at the top. To read a paper, click on the highlighted title below. The papers are all in .pdf format. You need to have the Adobe Acrobat Reader installed on your computer. You can download a free version from the Adobe site.

More information about the Local Government (Auckland Council) Act 2009 may be viewed here: Local Government (Auckland Council) Act 2009 Passed (29/10/2009)

Release of related papers by other government agencies


See also: Documents relating to the decision to establish the Auckland Transport Agency (Ministry of Transport website)
Working Paper 09/08 - Royal Commission on Auckland Governance: Social Issues (Ministry of Social Development website)
Cabinet Paper and Minute - Spatial Planning Options for Auckland Council (Ministry for the Environment website)


Auckland spatial plan: Government position papers on key policy issues (released March 2011)


See: Minister Releases Papers Outlining Government’s Aspirations For Auckland Spatial Plan 9 March 2011 (Beehive website)

Briefing/Paper


Date

1. Auckland Spatial Plan Government Position Papers: Overview

(239k)

28 Feb 2011

2. Financial Instruments and Funding

(129k)

28 Feb 2011

3. Housing Affordability in Auckland

(197k)

28 Feb 2011

4. Transport Trends in Auckland

(372k)

28 Feb 2011

5. Business Environment and Economic Growth

(205k)

28 Feb 2011

6. Urban Form and Land Use Planning

(274k)

28 Feb 2011

7. Improving Outcomes across the Broader Social Sector

(189k)

28 Feb 2011

8. Developing an Evidence Base for the first Auckland Spatial Plan

(116k)

28 Feb 2011


December 2010 Releases


Briefing/Paper


Date

1. Cabinet Paper: Auckland Governance: Central Government Engagement with the First Auckland Spatial Plan

(1.4mb)

1 November 2010

2. Letter from Minister of Local Government to Auckland Mayor on Central Government Engagement with the First Auckland Spatial Plan

(190k)

3 November 2010

September 2010 Releases


Briefing/Paper


Date

1. Appointments to Boards of Council-Controlled Organisations of the Auckland Council

(2mb)

24 August 2010

July 2010 Releases


Briefing/Paper


Date

1. Cabinet Paper: Local Government Auckland Governance Reform: Council-Controlled Organisation Structure

(1.5mb)

5 July 2010

2. Cabinet Minute: Local Government Auckland Governance Reform: Council-Controlled Organisation Structure [Cab Min (10) 24/8]

(380k)

5 July 2010

3. Aide memoire: Local Government Auckland Governance Reform: Council-Controlled Organisation Structure

(140k)

1 July 2010

4. Council controlled organisations of Auckland Council (Auckland Transition Agency - Report for use in Cabinet paper)

(3mb)

28 May 2010

See also Minister's news release: Auckland Council's CCO structure approved by Cabinet (Beehive website) 6 July 2010

December 2009 Releases


Decisions to complete the legislative framework for Auckland governance This paper summarises the decisions of Cabinet which will result in a third Bill for the reform of Auckland's local government coming before parliament. (See decisions below)
See also: Minister's press release (3/12/2009) Beehive website

(235k)

3 December 2009

Briefing/Paper


Date

1. Cabinet Minute: Auckland Transitional Agency Proposals: Structure of Council – Controlled Organisations for Auckland Council [CAB Min (09) 42/21]

(940k)

30 November 2009

2. Auckland Transitional Agency Proposals: Structure of Council – Controlled Organisations for Auckland Council [CAB (09) 727]

(852k)

30 November 2009

3. Cabinet Minute: Local Government (Auckland Law Reform) Bill: Water Regulatory Powers [CAB Min (09) 42/20]

(230k)

30 November 2009

4. Local Government (Auckland Law Reform) Bill: Water Regulatory Powers [CAB 09 720]

(1.6mb)

30 November 2009

5. Cabinet Minute: Pacific and Ethnic Participation in Auckland Governance [CAB Min (09) 41/17]

(75k)

23 November 2009

6. Pacific and Ethnic Participation in Auckland Governance [CAB 09 690]

(640k)

23 November 2009

7. Cabinet Minute: Local Government (Auckland Law Reform) Bill: Outstanding Policy Issues [CAB Min (09) 41/16]

(280k)

23 November 2009

8. Local Government (Auckland Law Reform) Bill: Outstanding Policy Issues [CAB (09) 691]

(2.3mb)

23 November 2009

9. Cabinet Minute: Options for Māori Participation Models for Auckland Governance [CAB Min (09) 39/26]

(132k)

2 November 2009

10. Options for Māori Participation Models for Auckland Governance [CAB (09) 656]

(755k)

2 November 2009

11. Cabinet Minute: Local Government (Auckland Law Reform) Bill: Planning, Reporting, Rates and Local Boards [CAB Min (09) 39/6A]

(260k)

2 November 2009

12. Local Government (Auckland Law Reform) Bill: Planning, Reporting, Rates and Local Boards [CAB (09) 637]

(1.3mb)

2 November 2009

13. Cabinet Minute: Local Government (Auckland Law Reform) Bill: Entities, Assets and Liabilities, Taxation and Staff [AGR Min (09) 12/1]

(319k)

29 October 2009

14. Local Government (Auckland Law Reform) Bill: Entities, Assets and Liabilities, Taxation and Staff [AGR (09) 12/1]

(2mb)

29 October 2009

15. Cabinet Minutes: Local Government (Auckland Law Reform) Bill: Interim and Transitional Provisions [CAB Min (09) 38/9 and AGR Min (09) 11/1]

(250k)

27 and 21 October 2009

16. Local Government (Auckland Law Reform) Bill: Interim and Transitional Provisions [AGR (09) 19]

(2mb)

21 October 2009

17. Cabinet Minutes: Local Government (Auckland Law Reform) Bill: Local, Private and Provincial Acts: Transitional Issues [CAB Min (09) 38/9 and AGR Min (09) 11/2]

(114k)

27 and 21 October 2009

18. Local Government (Auckland Law Reform) Bill: Local, Private and Provincial Acts: Transitional Issues [AGR 09 20]

(730k)

21 October 2009

19. Cabinet Minutes: Local Government (Auckland Law Reform) Bill: Overview of Process and Assessment of Issues for Inclusion [CAB Min (09) 37/7 and AGR Min (09) 10/2]

(128k)

19 and 15 October 2009

20. Local Government (Auckland Law Reform) Bill: Overview of Process and Assessment of Issues for Inclusion [AGR (09) 17]

(375k)

15 October 2009

21. Cabinet Minutes: Governance Framework for the Auckland Council [CAB Min (09) 31/9 and AGR Min (09) 8/1]

(79k)

31 and 27 August 2009

22. Governance Framework for the Auckland Council [AGR(09) 13]

(823k)

27 August 2009

23. Cabinet Minute: Local Government (Auckland Council) Bill: Options for Māori Representation and Participation [CAB Min (09) 30]

(76k)

24 August 2009

24. Local Government (Auckland Council) Bill: Options for Māori Representation and Participation [CAB (09) 482]

(1mb)

24 August 2009

November 2009 Releases


Briefing/Paper


Date

1. Auckland Transition Agency: Report to Minister of Local Government

(154k)

25 September 2009

2. Cabinet Minute: Additional Item - Amendments to Local Government (Auckland Council) Bill [CabMin(09)33/17]

(100k)

14 September 2009

3. Oral Item: Amendments to Local Government (Auckland Council) Bill

(400k)

14 September 2009

4. Auckland Transition Agency: Report to Minister of Local Government

(85k)

14 August 2009

5. Cabinet Minute: Local Government (Auckland Council) Bill - Issues Relating to Select Committee Deliberations [CabMin(09)27/10]

(150k)

3 August 2009

6. Local Government Briefing: Auckland Governance - Papers for Cabinet on 3 August 2009

(648k)

31 July 2009

7. Local Government (Auckland Council) Bill: Issues Relating to Select Committee Deliberations [AGR (09) 9]

(2mb)

29 July 2009

Decisions on Auckland's water future:

See also: Decisions on Auckland's Water Future (50k)
This document summarises the issues behind the Cabinet paper 'Auckland Governance: Water Issues (CAB Minute (09) 37/12)' proactively released by the Minister of Local Government, Hon Rodney Hide on 5 November, 2009.



Briefing/Paper


Date

1. Cabinet Minute: Auckland Governance Water Issues [Cab Min(09) 37/12]

(180k)

19 October 2009

2. Auckland Governance: Water Issues [AGR (09) 18]

(2.2mb)

14 October 2009




September 2009 Releases


Briefing/Paper


Date

1. Cabinet Minute: Local Government (Auckland Council) Bill - Roles and Functions of Local Boards and Relationship with Auckland Council

(224k)

3 August 2009

2. Local Government (Auckland Council) Bill - Roles and Functions of Local Boards and Relationship with Auckland Council

(1.2mb)

31 July 2009

3. Briefing: Letter to Chair of Regulations Review Committee

(210k)

30 July 2009

4. Monitoring the Auckland Transition Agency (ATA) progress with Auckland Governance Reforms

(450k)

24 July 2009

5. Gazette Notice for the Appointments to the Governing Body of the Auckland Transition Agency

(340k)

15 June 2009

6. Aide Memoire for the Auckland Tripartite Forum

(390k)

5 June 2009

7. Aide Memoire for the meeting with Waitakere City Mayor Bob Harvey, Deputy Mayor Penny Hulse, and Chief Executive Vijaya Vaidynath

(3000k)

21 May 2009

6. Appointments to the Board of the Auckland Transition Agency

(170k)

18 May 2009

8. Aide Memoire: AGTA Appointments for discussion at AGR [LGC200901467]

(590k)

6 May 2009

9. Slides: Auckland Governance Decisions, Legislative approach and Next steps

(1mb)

12 May 2009


August 2009 Releases




Briefing/Paper


Date

1. Presentation slides for the Auckland Transition Agency Information for Members

(2mb)

27 May 2009

2. Cabinet Minute: Appointments to the Board of the Auckland Transition Agency: Decisions by Group of Ministers [CAB Min (09) 18/5]

(1.2mb)

25 May 2009

3. Cabinet paper: Appointments to the Board of the Auckland Transition Agency [CAB (09) 281]

(115k)

22 May 2009

4. Briefing and Aide Memoire for Minister – Appointments to the Board to the Auckland Transition Agency [LGC200901861]

(280k)

22 May 2009

5. Briefing and Aide Memoire: Auckland Transition Agency Appointments: Further Information [LGC200901766]

(340k)

19 May 2009

6. Ministerial briefing – Notes on Supplementary Order Papers Nos. 19, 20 and 21 from Sue Kedgley on the Local Government (Auckland Reorganisation) Bill 2009 [LGC200901691]

(240k)

14 May 2009

7. Ministerial briefing – Notes for Members of Parliament for Bills relating to Auckland governance

(590k)

12 May 2009

8. Clause by clause notes for the Local Government (Auckland Reorganisation) Bill

(630k)

12 May 2009

9. Ministerial briefing – Local Government (Auckland Reorganisation) Bill: notes for the Committee of the Whole House [LGC200901556]

(280k)

12 May 2009

10. CAB Min (09) 16/13 Local Government (Auckland Council) Bill: Approval for Introduction

(110k)

11 May 2009

11. Cabinet paper: Local Government (Auckland Council) Bill: Approval for Introduction [CAB (09) 253]

(250k)

11 May 2009

12. CAB Min (09) 16/12 Local Government (Auckland Reorganisation) Bill: Approval for Introduction

(250k)

11 May 2009

13. Cabinet paper: Local Government (Auckland Reorganisation) Bill: Approval for introduction [CAB (09) 252]

(120k)

11 May 2009

14. Auckland governance legislation: provisions relating to Watercare Services Limited (Watercare)

(185k)

8 May 2009

15. Briefing to the Minister: Cabinet Papers: Local Government (Auckland Reorganisation) Bill and Local Government (Auckland Council) Bill: Approval for Introduction

(305k)

8 May 2009

16. Ministerial briefing: Meeting with the New Zealand Recreation Association

(285k)

6 May 2009

17. Cabinet Min (09) 15/11: Auckland Reorganisation Bill: Policy Content

(285k)

4 May 2009

18. Cabinet paper: Auckland Reorganisation Bills: Policy Content [CAB (09) 220]

(1.2mb)

1 May 2009 (considered at Cabinet 4 May 2009)

19. AGR Min (09) 1/1 Decisions, Legislative Approach and Next steps

(65k)

30 April 2009

20. Aide memoire for the Committee for Auckland symposium [LGC200901351]

(300k)

30 April 2009

21. Ministerial briefing: Westpac Local Authority Conference 2009

(275k)

29 April 2009

22. Cabinet minute: Royal Commission on Auckland Governance: Central and Local Government Engagement [CAB Min (09) 14/3]

(80k)

27 April 2009

23. Cabinet paper: Response to the Royal Commission on Auckland Governance: Central and Local Government Engagement [CAB (09) 201]

(380k)

27 April 2009

24. CAB Min (09) 14/2 Royal Commission on Auckland Governance: Response to Remaining Recommendations

(400k)

27 April 2009

25. Cabinet paper: Response to Royal Commission on Auckland Governance: Remaining Recommendations [CAB (09) 200]

(2.1mb)

27 April 2009

26. Ministerial briefing: Cabinet Office Fees Framework Exemption

(360k)

16 April 2009

27. Aide Memoire: Meeting with Auckland representatives

(360k)

15 April 2009

28. CAB Min (09) 12/8 Royal Commission on Auckland Governance: Options for Managing Transition Period

(180k)

6 April 2009

29. Cabinet paper: Royal Commission on Auckland Governance: Options for Managing Transition Period [CAB (09) 161]

(845k)

6 April 2009

30. Aide Memoire: Royal Commission on Auckland Governance: Proposed High –level Government response: Options for Managing the Transition Period [LGC200900942]

(240k)

3 April 2009

31. One-pager – Overview of recent history of Auckland governance

(70k)

(undated)



July 2009 Releases




Briefing/Paper


Date

1. Cabinet paper and Cabinet minute (09) 12/7: Royal Commission on Auckland Governance: Proposed high level response

(2mb)

6 April 2009

2. Power point presentation to Cabinet: Proposed Government response to recommendations and management of transition

(650k)

6 April 2009

3. Aide Memoire: Royal Commission on Auckland Governance: Proposed high level response

(130k)

3 April 2009

4. Power point presentation to Ad Hoc Ministerial Group: Proposed Government response and transition for Auckland Governance

(530k)

1 April 2009

5. Aide Memoire on Auckland Governance Report

(170k)

27 March 2009

6. Power point presentation to Ad Hoc Ministerial Group: Proposed arrangements for Auckland

(360k)

26 March 2009

7. Aide Memoire: Overseas Local Government Transition Models

(350k)

10 March 2009

8. Aide Memoire on Royal Commission on Auckland Governance: Initial Government reaction

(125k)

9 March 2009

9. Cabinet paper and Cabinet Minute (09) 8/10: Royal Commission on Auckland Governance, Initial Government reaction

(1.3mb)

9 March 2009

10. Cabinet Minute (09) 5/15: Establishment of Ad Hoc Ministerial Group on Government’s response to the Royal Commission on Auckland Governance

(70k)

16 February 2009

11. Briefing to Minister: Presentation for upcoming meeting of Ministers

(500k)

9 February 2009

12. Briefing to Minister: Royal Commission on Auckland Governance, upcoming meeting of Ministers

(400k)

4 February 2009

13. Power point presentation for Minister January 2009: Planning for Government consideration of recommendations

(360k)

16 January 2009

14. Briefing and talking points for meeting with Auckland Mayoral Forum on 22 January 2009

(260k)

20 January 2009

15. Briefing to Minister: Timeframe and implications of Government decision-making

(500k)

10 December 2008