CoBoP Resources: Local Government
This section highlights information related to CoBoP's priority of supporting integrated infrastructure planning and development.
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Rethinking Local Government - August 2012 Conference
There are a number of video clips on this page, enabling you to see highlights, keynote speaker addresses and panel discussions of the “Rethinking Local Government – International trends and thoughts for the Waikato” conference held on 10 August 2012,
the conference discussed pressures and trends around local government reform in Australasia, as well as experiences and lessons for Waikato in the light of reforms in Auckland.
Smarter Government, Stronger Communites - Release of Cabinet Paper
The Minister of Local Government has proactively released the Smarter Government, Stronger Communities: Towards Better Local Governance and Public Services Cabinet paper. This paper describes the intended scope and process for the review of local government that the Minister has described in his speeches.
2010 Local Authority Election Statistics
Local Authority Election Statistics 2010 contains statistics for the most recent local authority, community and local board and district health board triennial elections. Compiled by the Department of Internal Affairs.
Transparency, Accountability and Financial Management of Local Government (TAFM)
The Local Government Act 2002 Amendment Bill (the TAFM Bill) received Royal assent on 26 November 2010, and thus took effect on 27 November 2010 (subject to the commencement and transitional provisions therein).
View the full Act on http://www.legislation.govt.nz/
Mythbusters: Examining Common Perceptions About Local Government in New Zealand
Mythbusters debunks 20 myths about local government in New Zealand, addressing topics such as local government spending, rates, accountability and democracy.
Igniting Potential: New Zealand's Science and Innovation Pathway
On 11 May 2010 the Government released Igniting Potential: New Zealand's Science and Innovation Pathway. This landmark document describes in detail the Government's strategy for science and innovation, and discusses the major changes being made to the science and innovation system.
This new strategy has the potential to support and accelerate collaborative regional priorities across economic and social wellbeing.
Funding approved for energy strategy
Funding approved for energy strategy - Environment Bay of Plenty Media Release 10/08/2010 (Word 59kb)
Funding for an energy strategy for the Bay of Plenty has been approved by NZ Trade and Enterprise.
Social Infrastructure Planning Framework
Social Infrastructure Planning Framework for the Western Bay of Plenty Sub-region (pdf 295kb)
SmartGrowth, December 2009. A local authority focus on a framework for social infrastructure planning.
National Plan for Infrastructure
The National Infrastructure Plan is being developed to present a high-level view of the state of New Zealand's infrastructure, including a stock-take of existing infrastructure and anticipated future requirements.