The Reforms

We are changing how we make an impact.   Because making an impact is how we bring about positive change for local government and your communities. This year sees significant reforms across three major areas and we want to make sure any changes are right for today, as well as for the future.

An independent Panel is reviewing the system of local governance. To keep enhancing our communities’ wellbeing, we need to take a fresh look at some basic questions, and reframe our approach. This is an opportunity for a once-in-a-generation reset.

The Government’s Three Waters Reform is about changing how New Zealand’s stormwater, drinking water and wastewater services are delivered.

“What needs to be avoided at all costs is charging ahead with the approach that ‘anything is better than the RMA’. Critical appraisal is required to ensure the proposed changes unquestionably improve the status quo.”

LGNZ President, Stuart Crosby.