93B Purpose of consultation document for long-term plan

The purpose of the consultation document is to provide an effective basis for public participation in local authority decision-making processes relating to the content of a long-term plan by—

(a)

providing a fair representation of the matters that are proposed for inclusion in the long-term plan, and presenting these in a way that—

(i)

explains the overall objectives of the proposals, and how rates, debt, and levels of service might be affected; and

(ii)

can be readily understood by interested or affected people; and

(b)

identifying and explaining to the people of the district or region, significant and other important issues and choices facing the local authority and district or region, and the consequences of those choices; and

(c)

informing discussions between the local authority and its communities about the matters in paragraphs (a) and (b).

Section 93B: inserted, on 8 August 2014, by section 31 of the Local Government Act 2002 Amendment Act 2014 (2014 No 55).