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Auckland Reorganisation Decision

The Local Government Commission has determined its preferred option for local government in the Auckland Council affected area is the existing local government arrangements in Auckland – the status quo. The final determination can be found here:

The options for North Rodney and Waiheke Unitary Authorities are not considered to meet the statutory tests for reasonably practicable options set out in the Local Government Act 2002 because:

  • they would not have a region that is appropriate for the efficient performance of their role; and  
  • they would not have the resources necessary to carry out effectively their responsibilities, duties and powers.

Having considered the relevant matters, the Commission is satisfied that the existing local government arrangements is the preferred option as it will, in the affected area of Auckland, best promote the purpose of local government and will facilitate improved economic performance.

Decision paper and supporting documents

More details can be found in the Commission’s decision paper and supporting documents below.

Auckland Reorganisation Decision Paper 
Includes APPENDIX A - Comment on financial analysis (PDF, 457KB)

APPENDIX B - Morrison Low report (PDF, 2.4MB)

APPENDIX C - Peer Review Panel minutes (PDF, 113KB)

APPENDIX D - Communities of Interest study - Rodney (PDF, 1.1MB)

APPENDIX E - Communities of Interest study - Waiheke (PDF, 808KB)

APPENDIX F - Community support research findings (PDF, 746KB)

Further information

See our media release: No change for North Rodney, Waiheke (30 November 2017)