Local Government Act 2002 Amendment Act 2012

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Local Government Act 2002 Amendment Act 2012

Public Act2012 No 93
Date of assent4 December 2012
Commencementsee section 2


1 Title

2 Commencement

3 Principal Act

Part 1
Amendments to Local Government Act 2002

4 Section 3 amended (Purpose)

5 Section 5 amended (Interpretation)

6 Section 8 amended (Act binds the Crown)

7 Section 10 amended (Purpose of local government)

8 Section 14 amended (Principles relating to local authorities)

9 Section 16 amended (Significant new activities proposed by regional council)

10 Section 23 amended (Description of local government)

11 New section 24AA inserted (Purpose of local government reorganisation)

12 Section 24 replaced (Reorganisation proposals)

13 New section 24A inserted (Transitional modification or suspension of certain statutory requirements after issue of final proposal for reorganisation)

14 Section 25 replaced (Order in Council to give effect to reorganisation schemes)

15 New section 26A inserted (Duties of local authorities in relation to local government reorganisation)

16 Section 27 amended (Application to be called city council or district council)

17 New sections 27A and 27B inserted

18 Section 31 amended (Report to Minister on matters relating to local government)

19 New section 31A inserted (Minister's expectations of Commission in relation to local government reorganisation)

20 Section 40 amended (Local governance statements)

21 New section 41A inserted (Role and powers of mayors)

22 Section 42 amended (Chief executive)

23 Section 48 amended (Further provisions of Schedule 7)

24 Section 49 amended (Establishment of community boards)

25 Section 77 amended (Requirements in relation to decisions)

26 Section 84 amended (Special consultative procedure in relation to long-term plan)

27 Section 94 amended (Audit of long-term plan)

28 Section 99 amended (Audit of information in annual report and summary)

29 Section 101 amended (Financial management)

30 Section 197 amended (Interpretation)

31 Part 10 replaced

Minister may require information from local authority

Minister may appoint Crown Review Team

Minister may appoint Crown Observer

Minister may appoint Crown Manager

Minister may appoint Commission

Minister may call general election

32 Section 259 amended (Regulations)

33 New sections 259C to 259J inserted

34 Section 260 amended (Amendment of Schedule 2 by Order in Council)

35 Schedule 2 amended

36 Schedule 3 replaced

37 Schedule 6 amended

38 Schedule 7 amended

39 Schedule 10 amended

40 Schedule 15 repealed

Part 2
Transitional provision and consequential amendments

41 Commissioners and commissions currently appointed under principal Act

42 Transitional provision relating to reorganisation proposals

43 Consequential amendments

Schedule 1
Schedule 3 of principal Act replaced

Schedule 2
Consequential amendments

Legislative history

The Parliament of New Zealand enacts as follows: