Local Government Act 2002

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16 Cities

A reorganisation plan may not provide that a territorial authority is to be called a city council unless the district of the territorial authority—


has a population of not less than 50 000 persons; and


is predominantly urban; and


is a distinct entity and a major centre of activity.

Schedule 3 clause 16: amended, on 22 October 2019, by section 31 of the Local Government Act 2002 Amendment Act 2019 (2019 No 54).