Councils of the region
Councils fully in the region:
- Southland Regional Council
- Gore District Council
- Invercargill City Council
- Southland District Council
All councils are required to review their representation arrangements (number of councillors, how they are elected etc.) at least every six years.
The following councils reviewed their representation arrangements prior to the 2019 local authority elections: Southland Regional Council, Gore District Council and Southland District Council.
As a result of appeals/objections/referral of proposals not complying with fair representation requirements, the Local Government Commission was required to make determinations on the following councils’ final proposals:
The Invercargill City Council reviewed its representation arrangements prior to the 2016 local authority elections and is required to undertake a further review prior to the 2022 local authority elections.
Local government reorganisation
The Local Government Commission is currently not considering any reorganisation initiatives or investigation requests relating to the region.
Read more information about each council through the following links: