Councils of the region
Councils fully in the region:
- Otago Regional Council
- Central Otago District Council
- Clutha District Council
- Dunedin City Council
- Queenstown-Lakes District Council
Councils partly in the region:
- Waitaki 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: Otago Regional Council, Central Otago District Council, Clutha District Council, Queenstown-Lakes District Council and Waitaki 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 following councils reviewed their representation arrangements prior to the 2022 local authority elections: Dunedin City Council, Queenstown-Lakes District Council.
These Councils are required to undertake a review of its representation arrangements prior to the 2028 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: