Date: 14 December 2020
The Local Government Commission at its meeting on 11 December 2020, agreed, pursuant to clause 11 of Schedule 3 of the Local Government Act 2002, to complete its investigation in response to the Golden Bay local board application. This follows the Commission’s decision at its November 2020 meeting, not to develop and adopt a reorganisation plan for the establishment of one or more local boards in Tasman District.
At its November meeting, the Commission did agree, however, to meet again with key interested parties to discuss the possibility of greater empowerment of the existing Golden Bay Community Board, including more decision-making responsibility, and also options for improving relationships between Golden Bay and Tasman District Council. The Commission intends continuing to facilitate these discussions.
Chief Executive Officer
14 December 2020