View research and findings that promote the long-term interests of ratepayers.
Local government inquiries, studies and reviews
These include a review establishing the rate capping frameworks, and undertaking studies to better understand the local government sector.
Our population growth study 2017 helped us better understand how growth affects a council’s bottom line. In our council rate capping and variation framework review 2015, we developed a rate capping and variation framework. Our efficiency factor review 2017 measured productivity in the local government sector. We used this information to develop an approach to setting a local government efficiency factor.