6.1.3 Legal Status


  1. A local board is part of Auckland Council and not a local authority in its own right. It is an unincorporated body and does not have separate legal standing.

  2. Local boards cannot (in their own right) acquire, hold or dispose of property, enter into contracts, appoint, suspend or remove employees, or commence, be a party to or be heard in legal proceedings [1].

  3. A local board is not a community board or a committee of the governing body.

  4. Although not a local authority, the legal requirements around decision-making in the Local Government Act 2002 apply to local boards as if they are a local authority. In practice, when making decisions, this means that local boards will take all steps that a local authority would take.



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