Upper Hutt City Council selected as a foundation council for new standards programme

Strong support for the new local government standards system shows a desire within the sector to raise performance and deliver better outcomes for communities, Local Government New Zealand President Lawrence Yule says.

Twenty one councils from across New Zealand – 27 per cent of the sector – have signed up to be involved in the first year of the new programme, which will see councils assessed by independent experts, given an A, B, or C rating and the results shared with the public.

This is an excerpt from today’s media release from Local Government New Zealand (LGNZ). To read the full release, click here.