Publications

Search Publications

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.  

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.

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.

A legal toolkit for councils.

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