Date: 7 April 2016
Commission announces decision on representation arrangements for Tauranga City Council
The Local Government Commission today announced its decision on the Tauranga City Council’s membership and ward arrangements for the 2016 local elections.
The Council had proposed to retain the existing arrangements – a Mayor and 10 councillors, with 4 elected at large from the city as a whole and 6 elected from 3 wards. There was one appeal against the Council’s proposal.
The appeal received against the Council’s proposal sought either all the members of the Council being elected at large from the City as a whole, or, alternatively, more members being elected “at large” and fewer being elected from wards.
After hearing from the Council and the appellant the Commission has decided to uphold the Council’s proposal.
The Council’s representation arrangements for the 2016 local elections will therefore be:
|Mount Maunganui-Papamoa Ward||2 councillors|
|Otumoetai-Bethlehem Ward||2 councillors|
|Te Papa-Welcome Bay Ward||2 councilors|
The determination is available on the Commission’s website: http://lgc.govt.nz/decisions-and-determinations/view/tauranga-city-council-2016
Councils are required by law to undertake a representation review every six years. The following is a brief outline of the process:
Donald Riezebos | Principal Advisor | Local Government Commission | DDI +64 4 460 2202|
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Simon Cunliffe | Communications Advisor| Local Government Commission | DDI +64 4 474 8164|
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