More time for Wgtn governance submissions
Wed, 27 Jun 2012 3:45p.m.
By 3 News online
Wellington City Council has extended the deadline for submissions on possible changes to the structure of local government in the region.
Wellingtonians have been given an extra week, until Friday 6 July - to have their say on four governance options for the Wellington region.
Amongst these is the possibility of an Auckland-style ‘super council’ which would be created by amalgamating the nine existing councils in the region. Two-council and three-council models are also being considered, along with an option to stick with the status quo – albeit with some changes made to the way councils work with each other.
More than 900 submissions have already been received so far, but the Wellington City Council says potential submitters have requested more time to consider the issues.
A survey of 3400 residents across the region based on the governance options is also due to take place in July, before results are reported back in early August.
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28/06/2012 11:59:41 a.m.
R & N Cutter wrote:
As it is already the role of the WRC to coordinate between the local District Councils which it does well enough, this region does not need a "supercity" to do the same thing.
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