Local Government Role and Funding, April 2018

A report for the Local Government Business Forum discussing the size of local government; council activities and expenditure over time; problems associated with using property value rates; what funding alternatives won’t work; and what funding alternatives might work.

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The Local Benchmark: When Smaller is Better, July 2016

A report by Local Government Business Forum and NZ Initiative discussing international experience with local government structural reform.

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Local Government Restructuring: Better Local Government, January 2014

A report setting out the Local Government Forum’s view on local government restructuring and issues to consider.

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Port Performance and Ownership: An Assessment of the Evidence, August 2010

A report for the Local Government Forum by NZIER discussing whether local authority ownership is a barrier to port rationalisation leading to inefficient investment in ports.

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Taxing Growth and Development: A Critical Review of the Role of Development and Financial Contributions, March 2010

A report setting out the Local Government Forum and Property Council’s position on the use by councils of development contributions and financial contributions.

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Income and Wealth Redistribution: Should it a Role for Local Government? March 2009

A report setting out the Forum’s view on whether local government should have a role in wealth redistribution.

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Local Government and the Provision of Public Goods, November 2008

A report setting out the Local Government Forum’s view on the core role of local government: the provision of public goods.

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Efficiency and Equity Issues in the Funding of Roading Expenditures, July 2008

A report for the Local Government Forum and the Road Transport Forum by McKenzie Podmore Ltd on whether systems for decision-making and charging in the roading sector are achieving transport efficiency goals and fair outcomes for the roading network funders.

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Democracy and Performance: A Manifesto for Local Government, February 2007

A report setting out the Local Government Forum’s position on the role of local government, funding of local government, and future direction of local government.

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Local Government Asset Decisions and the Cost of Capital, December 2005

A report for the Local Government Forum by Capital Economics Ltd critiquing local government justifications for asset decisions.

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