Local Government (Auckland Council) Act 2009

16 Decision-making responsibilities of local boards

(1)

Each local board is responsible and democratically accountable for—

(a)

the decision making of the Auckland Council in relation to the non-regulatory activities of the Auckland Council that are allocated to the local board in accordance with section 17; and

(b)

identifying and communicating the interests and preferences of the people in its local board area in relation to the content of the strategies, policies, plans, and bylaws of the Auckland Council; and

(c)

identifying and developing bylaws specifically for its local board area, and proposing them to the governing body under section 24; and

(d)

the agreement reached with the governing body (as set out in the local board agreement) in respect of local activities for its local board area.

(2)

In carrying out the responsibilities described in this section, a local board must comply with the requirements of sections 76 to 82 of the Local Government Act 2002 as if every reference in those sections to a local authority were a reference to a local board.

(3)

In carrying out the responsibilities described in this section, a local board should collaborate and co-operate with 1 or more other local boards in the situations where the interests and preferences of communities within each local board area will be better served by doing so.

Section 16(3): added, on 1 November 2010, by section 17 of the Local Government (Auckland Council) Amendment Act 2010 (2010 No 36).