Date: 8 April 2016
Commission announces decision on representation arrangements for Christchurch City Council
The Local Government Commission today announced its decision on the Christchurch City Council’s membership and ward arrangements for the 2016 local elections.
The Council had proposed new representation arrangements for Christchurch City. The proposal involved:
After hearing from the Council and the appellants the Commission has decided to uphold the Council’s proposal apart from three small boundary changes – the inclusion of the whole of the Prestons subdivision in the Burwood Ward (instead of its division between the Burwood and Innes Wards), the transfer of a small area in Bexley from the Burwood Ward to the Coastal Ward, and the inclusion of the western part of the Heathcote Estuary in the Heathcote Ward (instead of including the whole estuary in the Coastal Ward).
The determination is available on the Commission’s website: http://www.lgc.govt.nz/decisions-and-determinations/view/christchurch-city-2016
Summary of the Representation Review process
Councils are required by the Local Electoral Act to undertake a representation review every six years. The following is a brief outline of the process:
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