Roger in Local Governance Review

The Wellington Region Local Government Review Panel Report was released in October 2012 to address possible local government options for the Future Wellington – Proud, Prosperous and Resilient.

Within its “Five Drivers of Change” Roger is quoted:

3)   The inability to respond to strategic challenges particularly due to a plethora of complicated and interlocking plans of great complexity generated by each local authority. This can be cured by developing a spatial plan that points to areas of metropolitan growth, infrastructure development, and the location of major facilities. This should be followed by the development of a single plan for the region under the Resource Management Act by replacing the multitude of separate plans that now exist, thus reducing compliance costs and achieving coherence and simplicity. This move will overcome what Wellington architect Roger Walker has called “a welter of complexity and contradiction between adjoining districts”.

 See Full Report here.