SOLGM is the voice of Local Government professionals and advocates on their behalf on the issues that impact management within the sector. We work with integrity and diligence for our members and the rest of the local government profession providing thought leadership and guidance on the role of good local government management. We work with our sector policy makers on the development of submissions to central government, engage with relevant central government agencies and develop briefing documents for the Minister of Local Government.

Submission on the Rates Rebate Amendment Bill

On 23 February SOLGM appeared at the Local Government and Environment Select Committee to discuss our submission on the Rates Rebate Amendment Bill. Our opening statement to the Committee can be read here and our submission can be read here.

Submission on the Local Government Act Amendment Bill (2)

SOLGM prepared a submission in July 2016. The submission focuses on several key issues and offers what we consider are constructive solutions that enhance the ability of communities to determine their own arrangements while maintaining local accountability. A series of recommendations are made within the submission, broadly looking at aspects related to proposed water and transport CCO models, reorganisations, regulation of performance measures, and changes to the Local Government Commission.

Please note a table of recommendations have been included within the submission for ease of reference (pages 6 – 21). Click here to read the submission on the Local Government Act Amendment Bill (2)

Briefing to the Incoming Ministers - November 2017

Read SOLGM's Briefing to the Hon Nanaia Mahuta, Minister of Local Government and the Hon Meka Whaitiri, Associate Minister of Local Government.

Download the Managing for the Big Issues BIM (PDF).

Submission on the Rules Reduction Taskforce

Click here to read SOLGM's Submission of the Society of Local Government Managers to the Rules Reduction Taskforce " Systems matter most"