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Local Government Act 1993 No 30
Current version for 1 November 2019 to date (accessed 18 November 2019 at 17:26)
Guiding principles for councils
Exercise of functions generally The following general principles apply to the exercise of functions by councils—Councils should provide strong and effective representation, leadership, planning and decision-making.Councils should carry out functions in a way that provides the best possible value for residents and ratepayers.Councils should apply the integrated planning and reporting framework in carrying out their functions so as to achieve desired outcomes and continuous improvements.Councils should be responsible employers and provide a consultative and supportive working environment for staff.Decision-making The following principles apply to decision-making by councils (subject to any other applicable law)—Councils should consider social justice principles.Councils should consider the long term and cumulative effects of actions on future generations.Councils should consider the principles of ecologically sustainable development.Council decision-making should be transparent and decision-makers are to be accountable for decisions and omissions.