The Local Government Act 2002 Amendment Act 2002 received assent 7th August 2014 and became law.
Good high-level summaries of the changes made by the Act have been provided by:
This Act contains several sections that require attention during the 2014 AMP preparation phase. Broadly these are:
- Development Contributions: If your infrastructure capital programme is dependant on development contributions then make sure you are aware of the changes made – there may well be impacts to the extent and timing of funds
- Infrastructure Strategy: A 30 year Infrastructure Strategy is required with a number of listed requirements. A blog post specifically on the Infrastructure Strategy requirements will be added to this site.
- Delivery of Services Review: A comprehensive review of delivery of services is required within 3 years i.e. by 7th August 2017. The review can be triggered earlier. The review must examine the ‘cost effectiveness’ of current service delivery arrangements. A blog post specifically on the Delivery of Services Review will be added to this site
Detail around the requirements for the 30 year Infrastructure Strategy and the Section 17 Delivery of Services Review will be covered in their own blog posts.
I would encourage you to read these blog posts when they are published.