Local government reform
Greater Wellington Regional Council’s application to create a new Wellington Council to replace the region’s nine existing councils has been lodged with the Local Government Commission.
The Application for Local Government Reorganisation proposes a shared governance model that will see the council made up of a governing body and local boards.
The application was submitted following detailed analysis and consultation, including that carried out by the Local Government Reform Working Party.
Application for Local Government Organisation (PDF, 1.68MB)
Appendices to the application
Appendix 1: Suggested Ward Boundaries
Appendix 2: Public Feedback on Possible Models, May 2013
Appendix 3: Greater Wellington Socio-Demographic Profile 1986-2031
Appendix 4: Martin Jenkins Report, March 2013
Appendix 5: Legal advice, 2013
Appendix 6: Joint Working Party Report, March 2013
Appendix 7: Wellington Region Economic Profile - Infometrics Report, 2013
Appendix 8: Submissions Analysis Wellington Region Governance Review, August 2011
Appendix 9: Manawhenua Iwi Views on Local Government Reorganisation in the Wellington Region
Appendix 10: Letter re Financial Allocation, PriceWaterhouseCoopers, February 2013
Appendix 11: Martin Jenkins Wairarapa Report and GWRC Response
Appendix 12: Letters in support of application to LGC
Appendix 13: NZ Transport Agency letter on local government reform
Appendix 14: Report of the Wellington Region Local Government Review Panel, October 2012