Local government

A list of our content (including reports, articles, blog posts, and published letters) about the local government sector (city, district, and unitary councils, and council-controlled organisations).
Auckland City Council: Britomart Project

January 1999: The Britomart project has been, and continues to be, controversial - the nature, scale, cost and risks associated with the development are all the subject of considerable debate. In September 1997, the Audit Office and the Council agreed that the Audit Office would conduct a review of the project...

Public consultation and decision-making in local government

December 1998: Some local authorities are having trouble interpreting and applying the legal requirements concerning consultation, and there may be different expectations and understandings of what consultation requires. (Consultation under the Resource Management Act 1991 and consultation with iwi are not covered because they have been comprehensively addressed by other agencies.)...

Papakura District Council: Water and wastewater franchise

April 1998: Franchise agreements can be a viable option for the delivery of local authority services. However, there are inherent risks. Our audit has identified a number of these risks and we hope that other authorities will benefit from a greater awareness of the processes which need to be followed...