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Date updated: 23 June 2017

  • Housing 2030 project on a page

    Published: June 14, 2018

    LGNZ is working with central government, iwi and stakeholders to create a regulatory and investment framework for the housing market that is competitive, provides affordable ownership and renting options, and meets high quality standards.

  • Water 2050: Quality - Review of the framework for water quality

    Published: May 28, 2018

    LGNZ is building on our earlier 3 Waters work through Water 2050 which proposes that an integrated water policy framework is needed. There are five components; allocation, water quality, infrastructure, governance and cost/ funding. This report explores the issues with the framework for water quality and the opportunities for improvement.

  • Climate Change and Natural Hazards Decision Making Toolkit

    Published: May 16, 2018

    A legal toolkit for councils.

  • Provision of services infrastructure in areas affected by climate change

    Published: May 16, 2018

    This guidance document provides a brief overview of Simpson Grierson’s legal opinion on councils’ ability to stop or limit the provision of services infrastructure and potential liability consequences.

  • Development in natural hazard areas

    Published: May 16, 2018

    This guidance document provides a brief overview of Simpson Grierson’s legal opinion on councils’ ability to limit new or extended development in natural hazard areas.

  • Natural hazards information on LIMs

    Published: May 16, 2018

    This guidance document provides guidance material on what climate-change related natural hazard information should be included on a LIM, and case study material on a process undertaken by Kāpiti Coast District Council to improve the way it processes and delivers LIMs. 

  • Good practice guide for freedom camping

    Published: April 19, 2018

    The experience and challenges of freedom camping which have occurred since the passing of the Freedom Camping Act 2011 (FCA) into law has prompted the compilation of this, The Good Practice Guide for Freedom Camping, as a resource for both councils and tourism operators.

  • Water 2050: Governance - A better framework for drinking water regulation

    Published: April 9, 2018

    LGNZ is now building on our 3 Waters project through Water 2050. Water 2050 proposes that a more integrated water policy framework is needed. There are five components; allocation, water quality, infrastructure, governance and cost/ funding. This report, "A better framework for drinking water regulation" explores what a new regulatory system to enable the provision of safe drinking water could look like.

  • Treaty Settlements Whakataunga Tiriti

    Published: March 16, 2018

    The case for increased financial contribution to local government for implementing treaty settlement arrangements.

  • Climate change project on a page

    Published: December 21, 2017

    Climate change will affect us all during our lifetimes. Between 1990 and 2015, New Zealand’s net carbon emissions have risen by 64%.