LGNZ welcomes stronger community focus by Rules Reduction Task Force

Local Government New Zealand (LGNZ) is pleased to see the Rules Reduction Task Force advocating for a stronger focus by central government on the community-level impacts of regulation in its report released by Government today.

LGNZ President Lawrence Yule says Government’s application of the Task Force’s recommendations to develop clearer, more consistent legislation, rules and regulations with a clear community focus, is a positive step forward for New Zealand’s communities.

“Central government’s proposed changes to legislation and a greater partnership focus with local government will help support the service we provide to our communities,” says Mr Yule.

Mr Yule acknowledges the important role local government can play in implementing these changes at a local level and central government’s willingness to work together with local government shows a cooperation that will benefit local, regional and the national interest.

“The Minister’s comments about clarifying misinformation and working together with local government to provide accurate advice to communities illustrates our shared priorities for creating strong regional economies, resilient infrastructure and resilient communities across New Zealand,” says Mr Yule.