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The PHA – an informed, collaborative and strong advocate for public health.
Council Long-term Plans
Putting public health into Council Long-term Plans
The PHA is encouraging members to get involved and make submissions on their local councils' Long-term Plans. This is especially important in light of the government's new local body legislation that could have significant implications for public health.
To this end we are providing the following resources:
Council websites can be accessed at www.lgnz.co.nz/lg-sector/maps/index.html.
In March, the government announced an eight-point programme which included major changes to the purpose of local government.
A key element of the programme is to amend the Local Government Act 2002, replacing all references to
The programme will begin with a Bill to be introduced to Parliament in May, and the aim is for the Bill to be passed by September.
People with an interest in public health may also want to make
submissions to the government on these changes. We will be posting
more information here as it comes to hand.
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