David Clendon, in Committee, to move the following amendment:
Clause 45: new section 82:
To omit new section 82 (lines 32 to 35 on page 113) and substitute the following section:
“82 Establishment of community boards
“(1) Despite section 49 of the Local Government Act 2002, no community board may be established by the Auckland Council.
“(2) A local board may establish community boards, and for the purpose of section 49 and Schedule 6 of the Local Government Act 2002, a local board shall have the powers and obligations of a territorial authority.”
New section 82 prohibits the establishment of community boards in Auckland.
Submitters on the Local Government (Auckland Law Reform) Bill expressed concern that community representation would be subsumed by the larger Local Boards.
This Supplementary Order Paper proposes that Local Boards may set up community boards where they deem it is necessary to ensure democratic representation.
This Supplementary Order Paper replaces SOP No 129 to correct a clause reference.