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Property Council Waikato Proposal Imminent

Geoff Robinson has kindly sent on yesterday's Scoop report on this matter.

It seems that the TCDC plus HDC separation is gaining traction, and that it will come forward as part of the Property Council proposal. The Council carries considerable weight with Government, and if their proposals for a two way split comes to fruition it will be largely down to their efforts.

The trick, as many have pointed out, is the TCDC/HDC ability to carry the current WRC functions. That will become the subject of considerable debate in the weeks ahead i suspect. The PC does not appear to dwell on this at this stage. 

IT appears that Mayor Leach has been given a speaking slot tomorrow - Ihope that it is well reported, or that TCDC posts it in full.

Home Wednesday.




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The much awaited proposal was a bit of a damp squib in the end. There was very little supporting evidence to support the proposed groupings touted by this collection of self appointed captains of local government and commercial property development.

For what it is worth the online feedback to the proposal was scathing.

Much more will depend upon the Morrison Low report and the subsequent deconstruction of the underlying assumptions and data used to see whether an Eastern Unitary is viable. Currently the proposed area is minus the MPDC and relevant SWDC of the old Hauraki Catchment Board area. Can't see it flying on that basis alone let alone whatever credentials proposal has.

This is anathema to the current governments goal for the local government is big is best and we know best. Depends how much political capital they wish to spend to get there. Certainly the LG Commission tasked with looking at these plethora "special cases" has consistently come back with a Unitary based on existing Regional Council boundaries. And given the parameters that they having to work with this is a logical outcome.

Leach and the standalone TCDC fans might want to be careful what they wish for.

May 6, 2014 | Unregistered CommenterPeter

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