Submissions & Survey Results

Part of the Chamber’s role is to act as an advocate for Northland businesses to achieve the best possible environment in which business can operate. The Chamber does this in a number of ways including making submissions to both local and central government.

Local Government

Each year the three district councils and the regional council that make up the Northland region publish their annual and strategic plans in draft form. The Chamber makes submissions to these plans to encourage councils to create a positive and hospitable environment for business success and economic growth. The Chamber also helps where individual businesses have concerns over council issues.

Central Government

The Chamber makes regular submissions to central Government on proposed new legislation or changes to existing legislation that will impact on business. These areas include tax, health & safety regulations, compliance costs and employment issues. The Chamber also meets with Ministers and officials from Government departments to discuss matters of interest or concern to business.