Local Government Excellence Programme

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Local Government Excellence Programme

Local Government New Zealand (LGNZ) is embarking on a new Local Government Excellence Programme, designed to improve the public's knowledge of the work councils are doing in their communities and to support individual councils to further improve the value they provide to all New Zealanders.

For further information visit the Programme website

The Programme is underpinned by significant research commissioned by LGNZ, including the New Zealand Local Government Survey of 3,000 citizens and businesses released in May 2015.  This provided vital country-wide insights into New Zealanders’ perceptions of local government.

The Programme will encourage councils to consider incentives for growing a culture of performance and includes a strong focus on fiscal strength and financial management.

The four proposed priorities of the Programme are:

•           Excellence in governance, leadership and strategy;

•           Excellence and transparency in financial decision-making

•           High standards of asset management, infrastructure and service provision; and

•           Stronger engagement with the public and businesses.



Date updated: 18 April 2017