The Government intends to make a decision on the future of Auckland's local government arrangements within a week.
The Royal Commission on Auckland Governance has recommended a super-city be established, in a radical overhaul of local bodies in the region.
Prime Minister John Key says a quick decision is needed if the new structure is to be in place in time for the local body elections next year.
Mr Key plans to meet the commissioners on Tuesday and has directed Local Government Minister Rodney Hide and officials to make this issue their top priority.
He says he expects Cabinet to make a decision on the future of Auckland at its meeting on 6 April.
Mr Hide says his office is working through the recommendations, picking up people's concerns and finding ways to deal with them.
He says he supports the plan for one city, but is looking at how to balance the concentration of power with local representation.
Mr Hide says the 6 April deadline for Cabinet to make a decision on the future of Auckland will be met.