Local Government (Auckland Council) Act 2009

17 Principles for allocation of decision-making responsibilities of Auckland Council

(1)

Decision-making responsibility for any non-regulatory activity of the Auckland Council must be allocated by the governing body—

(a)

to either the governing body or the local boards; and

(b)

in accordance with the principles set out in subsection (2); and

(c)

after considering the views and preferences expressed by each local board.

(2)

The principles are—

(a)

decision-making responsibility for a non-regulatory activity of the Auckland Council should be exercised by its local boards unless paragraph (b) applies:

(b)

decision-making responsibility for a non-regulatory activity of the Auckland Council should be exercised by its governing body if the nature of the activity is such that decision making on an Auckland-wide basis will better promote the well-being of the communities across Auckland because—

(i)

the impact of the decision will extend beyond a single local board area; or

(ii)

effective decision making will require alignment or integration with other decisions that are the responsibility of the governing body; or

(iii)

the benefits of a consistent or co-ordinated approach across Auckland will outweigh the benefits of reflecting the diverse needs and preferences of the communities within each local board area.