LGC's September 2019 report on what a local board is, how it differs from a community board, what the Commission will consider in making its decision, and the timeline for the decision. Also available on the LGC website.
LGC's response to TDC's 2007 proposal to abolish the Golden Bay Community Board. Note the following 2 extracts;
46. While the Golden Bay Community Board provides a well-established and strongly supported consultation and advocacy structure, [LGC] believe that the extent of its present delegated decision-making responsibilities are insufficient
60. [TDC] presented to [LGC] that councils should be wary of delegating responsibilities to community boards because they ultimately remain liable and accountable for community board decisions. [LGC reply] this not a concern shared by many other councils...highlights the degree to which the effectiveness of community boards depends on the quality of their relationship with the parent council....above argument strongly suggests the need for a thorough review of community board delegations in the Tasman District. [LGC] were assured that this will occur...
A 2017 social research project by Autonomy Solutions examining the relationship between TDC and the Golden Bay community based on an interview of 26 GB local. It lists 2 pages positive comments, 2 pages neutral comments & 11 pages negative comments.