Local Government Act 2002

31 Report to Minister on matters relating to local government

(1)

The Commission may consider, report on, and make recommendations to the Minister and any relevant local authority on matters relating to a local authority or local government considered appropriate by the Commission.

(1A)

The Commission may consider, report on, and make recommendations to the Minister or any relevant local authority, or both, on any matter arising in the performance of its functions and exercise of its powers under Schedule 3.

(2)

The Commission must consider, report on, and make recommendations to the Minister and any relevant local authority on matters relating to a local authority or local government that are referred to the Commission by the Minister.

(3)

If the Minister refers any matter to the Commission under subsection (2), the Minister must immediately publish the terms of reference in the Gazette.

(4)

A local authority that receives a report or recommendation from the Commission under subsection (1) or subsection (2) must consider and respond to the Commission in relation to the report or recommendation.

(5)

A local authority must comply with subsection (4)—

(a)

by a date specified by the Commission; or

(b)

if the Commission does not specify a date, within 20 working days after receiving a report or recommendation.

Compare: 1974 No 66 s 37X

Section 31(1A): inserted, on 5 December 2012, by section 18 of the Local Government Act 2002 Amendment Act 2012 (2012 No 93).