Central government reforms - the impact on councils

Whanganui District Council 101 Guyton Street

Local government will look different in future.

There has been lots of discussion about water services reform.

Central government is also proposing other reforms that will impact on the Whanganui community and bring potential opportunities. These include:

  • Replacement of the Resource Management Act
  • A review of the future for local government
  • Climate change responses
  • Waste Management legislation
  • Health reforms and potential education reforms

Central and local government form a complex system and all of these reforms are connected.

When we talk about water infrastructure reform, it is essential we also talk about all of the other reforms so we don't accidently create a new system of government that doesn't meet our communities’ needs.