Throughout the Review process, we’re seeking ideas about how local governance and democracy can be improved.
The journey of the Review so far
Watch this short video to see who we've heard from so far, and what they've told us.
Our submissions portal
We want to hear from you! Make a submission here by 28 February 2023 to help shape our final report and recommendations.
Provide feedback on any or all of our draft recommendations and questions or send us your general comments to be considered towards our final report, which is due in June 2023.
In February 2023 we are hosting public webinars to discuss the draft report and recommendations. This is an opportunity for you to ask any questions about our thinking before making a submission.
Check out our webinar dates and times here.
29 Nov 2022
On the road with the Panel
At the beginning of November, we set off on our regional tour to discuss He mata whāriki, he matawhānui, our draft report and recommendations, with councils.
28 Oct 2022
Media release: Review proposes significant changes to strengthen local government system
The Review into the Future for Local Government has published its draft report, He mata whāriki, he matawhānui.
The draft report poses recommendations and key questions to shape a more community-focused, citizen-centred local governance system
Submissions and feedback to shape the final report are open until 28 February 2023.
28 Sep 2022
The voice of rangatahi: Get Vocal in Your Local
Thank you to everyone who took the time to complete our Get Vocal in Your Local digital tool. Submissions on the tool are closed and we've been analysing the results to help shape the Review’s recommendations in the draft report. These are the high-level findings from the tool.