The Porirua City Council/greater Wellington Regional Councilappointed governance review panel will report to the two councils by November. Its recommendation will form the basis of their submissions to the Local Government Commission.
GWRC will bear $226,000 of the costs; PCC will bear $15,000, and provide a support staff member.
The terms of reference require the panel to assess local government options for the region. Organisations it proposes will embed enhanced opportunities for community decision-making on local issues. It will consider efficiency and integrated planning, including transport and land use. It will engage with the public and take any lessons from the Auckland experience.