19 Dec 2023

LGNZ warns rate-payers to get used to rate increases

From Morning Report, 8:16 am on 19 December 2023

Local Government New Zealand is warning ratepayers they need to get used to double-digit rates increases.

The council umbrella group and the lead group of infrastructure management professionals, now known as Āpōpō, met on Monday to discuss how to manage looming infrastructure costs of hundreds of billions of dollars.

LGNZ president Sam Broughton spoke to Ingrid Hipkiss.