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.

“This is a futures-thinking exercise and it’s at the heart of what the next generation of local government must be.”

Minister for Local Government, Hon Nanaia Mahuta.

“The Three Waters Reform programme will support our aspiration to deliver a world class three waters system for all New Zealanders no matter where they live.  Water is integral to the natural and built environments that New Zealanders call home.”

Minister for Local Government, Hon Nanaia Mahuta.

“The new laws will improve the natural environment, enable more development within environmental limits, provide an effective role for Māori, and improve housing supply and affordability.”

Minister for the Environment, Hon David Parker.