Supplementary Order Paper No 459

No 459

House of Representatives

Supplementary Order Paper

Thursday, 29 May 2014

Local Government Act 2002 Amendment Bill (No 3)

Proposed amendment

Su’a William Sio, in Committee, to move the following amendment:

Clause 49

Omit clause 49(2) (page 58, lines 16 to 25).

Explanatory note

This Supplementary Order Paper will remove the new definition of community infrastructure in the Bill and restore the definition currently in the Local Government Act 2002. The Bill as drafted unnecessarily limits the definition of community infrastructure to exclude things people would commonly see as important community amenities such as open spaces, libraries, and swimming pools. These are important to local communities and removing the inability to fund them through development contributions will mean they are either not built, leading to poorer communities, or the burden of them will be faced through rates.