The Local Government Commission (the Commission) decided on 10 November 2017 to maintain the existing arrangements for local government in Auckland (the Decision). The Commission notified the public of this Decision on 30 November 2017.
Northern Action Group Incorporated (NAG) and Our Waiheke, whose respective proposals for a North Rodney Unitary Authority and a Waiheke Unitary Authority were not considered to meet the statutory requirements for reasonably practicable options for local government in Auckland as part of the Decision, have each now appealed the Commission’s Decision to the High Court.
Copies of the notices of appeal can be found here:
Any person who made a submission to the Commission on Auckland local Government reorganisation may appear and be heard at the hearing of the NAG and Our Waiheke appeals. If you wish to appear and be heard in Court you must lodge a notice expressing this intention to the High Court in Wellington by 24 February 2018 (under Local Government Act 2002, Schedule 5, Clause 7(1)).
If you made a submission to the Commission on the Decision, you also have a right to appeal the Decision on any legal ground other than those raised in the NAG and Our Waiheke appeals. To do so, you must lodge a notice to this effect with the High Court in Wellington by 14 March 2018 (under Local Government Act 2002, Schedule 5, Clause 3(1)).