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Local Government (Community Well-being) Amendment Bill

Introduced on April 5. The Bill allows councils to expand their activities to promote the social, economic, environmental, and cultural well-being of communities; and restores power to collect development contributions for any public amenities needed as a consequence of development. First reading completed on April 11 and referred to the Governance and Administration Committee. Strongly opposed by National and ACT. Reported back on October 3 with the evenly divided committee unable to agree on changes. Govt MPs said it should proceed with some changes around development contributions. National MPs said the Bill should be dumped.Second reading completed on April 9 with National opposed. Committee stage completed April 30 and third reading May 7. National and ACT opposed. Local Government (Community Well-being) Amendment Bill