Every six years councils in New Zealand review their representation arrangements, following a process contained in the Local Electoral Act.
One of the principles of the Act is to implement “fair and effective representation for individuals and communities”.
In reviewing Porirua City Council’s representation arrangements we’ve followed guidelines provided by the Local Government Commission and have:
Your Council released a discussion document in April this year and took the views expressed in the feedback to help formulate our initial proposal.
The initial proposal is available for you to have your say from Wednesday, 4 July to 3 August 2018.
|23 April - 11 May||Preliminary feedback is sought from the public|
|23 May||Council considers preliminary feedback|
|27 June||Council adopts an initial representation proposal to go out for formal public consultation in the form of submissions|
|4 July||Formal submission period opens|
|3 August||Formal submission period closes|
|Early August||Council hears and considers submissions|
|22 August||Council adopts a final representation proposal to go out for formal public consultation (objections or appeals)|
|29 August||Formal objection/appeal period opens|
|28 September||Formal objection/appeal period closes|
You can find out which Council ward you are in on our ward finder. Just type your address to see the results.
You can ask any questions by phoning Lynlee Baily on (04) 237 3828 or emailing firstname.lastname@example.org.