24 Scope of local government reorganisation

(1)

Local government reorganisation may provide for 1 or more of the following matters:

(a)

the union of districts or regions:

(b)

the constitution of a new district or region, including the constitution of a new local authority for that district or region:

(c)

the abolition of a district or region, including the dissolution or abolition of the local authority for that district or region:

(d)

the alteration of the boundaries of any district or region:

(e)

the transfer from one local authority to another of—

(i)

a responsibility, duty, or power conferred by an enactment; or

(ii)

a discretionary function:

(f)

the assumption by a territorial authority of the responsibilities, duties, and powers of a regional council as a unitary authority:

(g)

the performance and exercise by a local authority of both—

(i)

the responsibilities, duties, and powers of a regional council in respect of a region; and

(ii)

the responsibilities, duties, and powers of a territorial authority in respect of a district that constitutes a part only of that region:

(h)

the establishment of 1 or more joint committees and the delegation of responsibilities, duties, and powers to those committees:

(i)

the establishment of a local board area, including the establishment of a local board for that area:

(j)

in relation to a local board, other than a local board established under the Local Government (Auckland Council) Act 2009,—

(i)

the means by which the chairperson is elected; and

(ii)

whether the local board may include appointed members:

(k)

the abolition of a local board area:

(l)

the alteration of the boundaries of a local board area:

(m)

the union of 2 or more local board areas.

(2)

Schedule 3 applies in relation to local government reorganisation.

Section 24: replaced, on 22 October 2019, by section 9 of the Local Government Act 2002 Amendment Act 2019 (2019 No 54).