This is a day for any local authority elected member or staff member with an interest in funding tools and sources, funding and rating policy, decision-making, accountability, and planning.

  • 04 Feb 2020
  • 9:00 AM
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  • James Cook Hotel Grand Chancellor, Wellington, Wellington City, New Zealand
  • 275.00 (plus GST) Members
  • 325.00 (plus GST) Non Members
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About this event

Overview

The release of the Productivity Commission’s Report into its Inquiry into Local Government Funding and Financing is far from the end of the story.

It’s the Government’s response to the report that determines what happens to legislation, to regulation and to policy. There have been parallel processes running in Government looking at infrastructure funding and financing and the financial management framework. There’s also a Māori land rating reform bill imminent.

SOLGM is holding a special Forum for the sector to draw all of these competing threads together and help the sector prepare for what comes next.

This is a day for any local authority elected member or staff member with an interest in funding tools and sources, funding and rating policy, decision-making, accountability, and planning.

Places in the Forum will be filled on a strict first come, first served basis – once the space is gone, it’s gone. Avoid disappointment and register now.

Important

This is a day for the local government sector to discuss its views and reach a consensus. The Funding and Financing Inquiry Forum is open to any elected member or employee of a local authority.

Other attendance is by express invitation from the Society of Local Government Managers – uninvited people will not be admitted to the Forum. The Society takes no responsibility for any loss or damage incurred by uninvited persons while attempting to attend this event.


Programme

9.00am Registration

9.30am Welcome
Raymond Horan, Chief Adviser, SOLGM

9.35am An Introduction to the Inquiry Report and Related Workstreams
Raymond Horan, Chief Adviser, SOLGM
Mike Reid, Principal Adviser, Local Government New Zealand

An overview of the Commission’s 300 plus page report and its implications for the sector together with other work that’s in progress.

11.00am Morning Tea

11.20am What Does the Report Mean for Us? - Sectoral Workshops

Sector-based workshops that give you initial opportunity to discuss the implications of the report with your peers.

  • Metropolitan – Kevin Ramsay, General Manager Corporate Finance and Property, Auckland Council
  • Regional – Martin Fletcher, Manager Corporate Finance, Marlborough District Council
  • Provincial/Rural - Raymond Horan, Chief Adviser, SOLGM


12.20pm A Word from our Sponsor
Representatives from Ibis Information Systems

12.50pm Lunch

1.40pm Workshop I

Opportunities to explore specific topics of interest:

Funding Tools - changes to the rating toolkit, tourist tax, funding by value of building work in place. This workshop will also also consider what's missing from the overall report.

Decision- Making and Accountability - changes to the long-term plan, performance reporting, decision-making and professional development for elected members and staff.

Funding and the "Big Issues" - three waters reform, climate change and the funding reforms. This workshop will also consider "what's missing" from the overall report

2.00pm Workshop II

The workshops from the 1.40pm session will run again - a chance to attend another workshop.

3.20pm Report Back

3.40pm Summing Up