Local boards

Local boards were introduced as part of the new local government arrangements for Auckland in 2010. Local board boundaries must coincide with meshblock boundaries under the Local Government Act 2002 and the Local Electoral Act 2001.

Local boards can be established in the area of any unitary authority. Local boards share governance with a council’s governing body, and each has complementary responsibilities, guaranteed by legislation. Local boards can propose bylaws and they gather community views on local and regional matters.

See also ‘Community board’ in this definitions group.