9 Feb 2010

Attempt to limit powers of super-city agencies

11:02 am on 9 February 2010

Councils in Auckland are making a last bid to limit the power that new un-elected agencies will have in the new super-city.

The councils have been finalising their select committee submissions for the third and final bill establishing the new Auckland Council.

The bill sets up council controlled organisations that will run water, transport and economic development as separate companies.

Auckland City Council wants the new council to have more of say on who is on the boards.

And the Waitakere, North Shore and Rodney Councils want the Government to create only a minimal structure for the agencies, leaving the rest for the new council to decide.

The deadline for submissions is Friday.

The Auckland Council comes into being on 1 November.