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This report follows on from the discussion paper LGNZ released in July 2017 titled “Better economic development in local government”. It reports back on issues that were shared and discussed with LGNZ members and stakeholders during a workshop series led by LGNZ in early 2018.

This position paper encapsulates the sector's deep experience and evidence base to set out the key principles that local government, as owners and providers of the three waters infrastructure and services, see as critical and necessary in reforming the three waters regulatory framework.

LGNZ is re-designing government from a localist perspective.   Excessive centralisation leads to a ‘one size fits all’ approach, and can lead to bottlenecks in policy-making & implementation when empowered local government could just get on and get things done.

We are pleased to launch a stocktake of actions and strategies that councils across the country have adopted to contribute to emissions reductions.

LGNZ has recently undertaken work to develop a draft local government sector position on climate change mitigation.

Local government is calling for a shift in the way public decisions are made in New Zealand by seeking a commitment to localism.

LGNZ is building on our earlier 3 Waters work through Water 2050, a project that proposes and substantiates the premise for a new, integrated water policy framework. The framework has five components: allocation, water quality, infrastructure, cost and funding, and governance.

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.

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 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.