Following a survey showing strong public support for 'City Deals' granting certain councils wide-ranging powers, Wellington City Council is hoping to convince the new Government of the merits of the idea. Shane Cowlishaw reports.
In this morning's email we caught up with the latest news from in and around Parliament.
A “City Deal” could see Wellington given wide-ranging powers by central Government in a first-of-its-kind arrangement for New Zealand. Shane Cowlishaw reports.
For the convenience of email-avoiding subscribers and samplers, here's the email sent earlier on Wednesday morning, including details of a new housing accord for Wellington and fresh OECD figures on inequality.
Briefing papers released on Thursday showed Treasury warned the Government against expansion of first home buyer subsidies and suggested the Government look at introducing limits on foreign ownership. Also, Housing Minister Nick Smith has signalled the Government is now looking to form housing accords with Wellington and Christchurch Councils.