Below you will find a list of LGNZ submissions.
We’re supportive of the Proposals for the Smoked Tobacco Regulatory Regime. Our submission calls for these proposals to go further to keep both smoked tobacco and vaping retail locations away from schools and other sites where they may increase access to young people.
We want to see the Panel move beyond the status quo to provide much bolder recommendations about local government’s future role, the services councils could deliver, how they should be funded, and a clear roadmap on how to get there.
27 February 2023
LGNZ Submission on the Natural and Built Environment Bill and Spatial Planning Bill
The Environment Committee is currently considering the Natural and Bill Environment Bill and the Spatial Planning Bill. Our submission highlights our concerns with this legislation and how it needs to be improved.
27 February 2023
LGNZ Submission on the Water Services Legislation Bill and Water Services Economic Efficiency and Consumer Protection Bill
The Finance and Expenditure Select Committee is currently considering the Water Services Legislation Bill and the Water Services Economic Efficiency and Consumer Protection Bill. Our submission highlights our concerns with this legislation and how it needs to be improved.
23 February 2023
Local Government New Zealand’s submission on the Inquiry into the 2022 Local Elections
Local Government is a critical layer of our democratic landscape. It is crucial that local government elections are recognised and supported, so that councils reflect and are relevant to the communities they serve. Local government elections are equally important as parliamentary elections.
20 February 2023
LGNZ’s submission on the Sale and Supply of Alcohol (Community Participation) Amendment Bill
This Bill will not only support councils and communities to address the negative impacts that unsafe and irresponsible consumption of alcohol has on community well-being but will better enable citizens to participate in local decision-making.
12 January 2023
LGNZ’s submission on the Local Government Official Information and Meetings Amendment Bill
LGNZ supports the Bill’s intention to create a statutory framework that makes better natural hazard information, including information about the impacts of climate change, available through Land Information Memorandums (LIMs). However, we suggest improvements in several areas, which are each discussed in our submission.
13 December 2022
LGNZ's submission Interim on State Highway Speed Management Plan
Our submission’s focus is on encouraging Waka Kotahi to work closely with councils to involve local communities in the decision-making process around any speed change proposals.
12 October 2022
LGNZ’s submission on the Review of the Building Consent System Issues Discussion Document
We welcome MBIE’s whole-of-system approach to the Building Consent Review, but we’re disappointed to see the issue of liability deemed out of scope.
We’re generally supportive of the proposals in the Bill, which will help councils to better manage the impact of freedom camping. Our submission provides additional amendments that could strengthen the Bill to achieve greater national consistency.