Future for Local Government
Future for Local Government

FFLG: Discussing report with environmental audience

07 Feb 2023

The Review into the Future for Local Government’s draft report He mata whāriki, he matawhānui outlines a number of recommendations that, if implemented, will make a major difference to the way our system of local governance works in Aotearoa New Zealand.

Local government has an essential role in supporting local climate change mitigation and adaptation efforts and promoting environmental wellbeing and sustainability.

The Panel recommends that central government develops an intergenerational fund for climate change, with the application of the fund requiring appropriate regional and local decision-making input. They ask the question:

What is the most appropriate basis and process for allocating central government funding to meet community priorities?

While some of the Panel’s recommendations can be implemented without a major reform agenda, we do not think that one piece of the puzzle can be executed in isolation if we expect it to achieve all the change we need to see.

In this webinar, you will have the opportunity to hear what the Panel has been considering in regards to environmental wellbeing and to ask questions about the draft report. This series of webinars is intended to help you clarify your thinking before you make a submission to the Review. Submissions close on 28 February 2023.

The independent Review into the Future for Local Government was set up to look at how our system of local democracy and governance needs to evolve over the next 30 years, to improve the wellbeing of New Zealand communities and the environment, and actively embody the Treaty partnership.

To read our reports and make a submission please go to our website: www.futureforlocalgovernment.govt.nz