THE SIX OP­TIONS

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1. Sta­tus quo – the eight coun­cils would re­main sep­a­rate with the Greater Welling­ton Re­gional Coun­cil cov­er­ing the whole re­gion. 2. Strength­ened re­gional coun­cil – the re­gional coun­cil would have more re­spon­si­bil­i­ties in­clud­ing wa­ter, waste and road ser­vices. 3. Log­i­cal clus­ters – some neigh­bour­ing coun­cils would amal­ga­mate so the re­gion would have five or six over­all. The re­gional coun­cil would still cover the whole re­gion. 4. Two-tier lo­cal gov­ern­ment – the eight coun­cils would be funded by a sin­gle re­gional coun­cil with ex­panded re­spon­si­bil­i­ties in­clud­ing set­ting rates. 5. Sub-re­gional uni­tary authorities – lo­cal coun­cils would be re­placed by two uni­tary coun­cils, one cov­er­ing the west and one the east. The coun­cils would com­bine func­tions of lo­cal and re­gional coun­cils. 6. A sin­gle re­gional uni­tary au­thor­ity – the su­percity model. All lo­cal and re­gional coun­cils would amal­ga­mate with the re­gional coun­cil to form a sin­gle su­per coun­cil.

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