View research and findings that promote the long-term interests of ratepayers.
Local government studies and reviews
View research and findings that promote the long-term interests of ratepayers. These include a review establishing the rate capping frameworks, and undertaking studies to better understand the local government sector.
We reviewed ways to lower rates by creating incentives for councils to operate efficiently, with cost savings shared between councils and ratepayers.
We commissioned an independent study to better understand how population growth affects a council’s bottom line.
We provided advice and guidance on how to implement our recommended approach for the rates capping and variation framework.