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Below you will find a list of LGNZ submissions.

LGNZ’s paper for the Panel of the Review into the Future for local government outlines the sector’s vision for the future of local government, key challenges, and recommendations about how these challenges could be addressed.

LGNZ supports the Government’s objectives for Three Waters Reform and the broad reform programme. But we continue to point out areas where the Government’s model could be improved.

LGNZ and Taituarā 's joint submission provides feedback on the draft National Policy Statement for Indigenous Biodiversity (NPSIB).  Our submission focuses on the implementation and workability of the NPSIB and identifies where unanticipated outcomes may arise.

The Environment Select Committee Komiti Taiao is seeking feedback on Te Hau mārohi ki anamata Towards a productive, sustainable and inclusive economy Aotearoa New Zealand’s First Emissions Reduction Plan (ERP).

LGNZ welcomes the opportunity to make a submission on the Local Electoral (Advertising) Amendment Bill.  The safety of elected members is of the utmost importance to LGNZ. So is attracting a broad and diverse range of candidates to stand in local body elections.

The Government has acknowledged the climate crisis facing Aotearoa and responded with the National Adaptation Plan.   Given the significant and increasingly urgent risks currently facing New Zealanders, LGNZ advocates for a much bolder and more directive plan.

LGNZ welcomes the review  of New Zealand’s waste and recycling systems. Standardising recycling and improving collection systems across the motu will respond to a number of concerns and opportunities that have been raised in the Local Government Waste Manifesto and by communities.

Managing carbon farming incentivesThe Ministry of Primary Industries (MPI) is proposing changes to better manage carbon farming that could see future permanent plantings of exotic forests like radiata pine excluded from the Emissions Trading Scheme (ETS).

LGNZ and Taituarā submission on Taumata Arowai’s proposed Drinking Water Standards and Network Environmental Performance Measures.

Local Government New Zealand’s submission on the Ministry for the Environment’s
2021 discussion paper Transforming Aotearoa New Zealand’s resource management
system: Our future resource management system.