Local Government Act 1993 No 30
Current version for 14 May 2020 to date (accessed 4 July 2020 at 16:43)
Chapter 3 Section 8B
8B   Principles of sound financial management
The following principles of sound financial management apply to councils—
(a)  Council spending should be responsible and sustainable, aligning general revenue and expenses.
(b)  Councils should invest in responsible and sustainable infrastructure for the benefit of the local community.
(c)  Councils should have effective financial and asset management, including sound policies and processes for the following—
(i)  performance management and reporting,
(ii)  asset maintenance and enhancement,
(iii)  funding decisions,
(iv)  risk management practices.
(d)  Councils should have regard to achieving intergenerational equity, including ensuring the following—
(i)  policy decisions are made after considering their financial effects on future generations,
(ii)  the current generation funds the cost of its services.