THE SIX OPTIONS
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.