Twyford says more time needed
Labour’s Auckland issues spokesman Phil Twyford says supercity reform is being exposed as a mess.
“The wheels are falling off because the government hasn’t taken the time to get it right.”
He says significant changes were made to the Royal Commission position and within days the process of ramming legislation through had begun.
furious about the lack of consultation and this week the government realised its poor process is putting muchneeded progress at risk,” he says.
Mr Twyford says Local Government Minister Rodney Hide’s proposed appointments to the transition agency went on hold and Auckland mayor John Banks blurted out that 2700 jobs would go.
The government couldn’t comment because it mitted that it did know.
“We’re now seeing developers pull out of projects with councils, putting private sector jobs and economic development at risk.”
Mr Twyford says National MPs are coming under fire at public meetings they have been forced to hold, and next week’s hikoi will highlight tensions.