Amalgamation wouldn’t work
Just like the emperor’s clothes, which the adults of today read about as children, so was the Wellington super-city/ amalgamation. Something about nothing.
No benefits to ratepayers and residents.
In fact, well over $1000 per person to switch from Porirua City Council to a super-city structure, though closer to $2000 if we did as well as Auckland predicting the true costs. And less representation. If councils in the Wellington region want to save dollars, they can wind up the regional council. Each local council could take responsibility for a core infrastructure activity throughout the region, and it could be contracted to outside