The Government has signaled that there will be significant change to the Better Local Services Legislation when the Bill is reported back on 16 June.
This is expected to include the complete removal of powers to widen the scope of mandatory performance reporting, and the weakening of the Local Government Commission’s powers to ‘direct’ service amalgamation.
But we understand there’s a host of other changes to the ‘headline’ policy and the technical content of the Bill.
If you want to understand what’s changed and why, and just as importantly, what happens next then this webinar will provide you with all you need to know.
Manager, Sector Improvement, SOLGM
Raymond re-joined SOLGM in June 2014 taking on a new role, Sector Improvement Manager. He has spent most of the last 20 years in local government related roles, most recently with the Department of Internal Affairs.
He describes his job as two-thirds, providing assistance to the local government sector and one-third providing advice to central government on local government matters. His ambition is to help develop a Local Government Act that doesn’t require changes every 18 months. He asks that you wish him well with this task.