Representation Review

REPRESENTATION ARRANGEMENTS PROPOSAL FOR LOCAL AUTHORITY ELECTION 2019 AND 2022

In terms of Section 19M of the Local Electoral Act 2001 (LE Act), notification is given that the Grey District Council resolved (at its meeting on 9 April 2018), for the triennial election of 2019 and 2022, to:

Pursuant to Sections 19H & 19J of the Local Electoral Amendment Act 2002, Council has undertaken a review of their representation arrangements for the 2019 and 2022 elections.

The proposal is:

  • Council retains the current system whereby it elects councillors on a ward system however with a change to the representation being: one for Northern Ward, three for Central Ward (previously four), two for Eastern Ward and two for Southern Ward (previously one); the boundaries of the existing wards be reconfirmed with the exception of – Meshblocks 2410800; 2411800; 2411900; 2412000; 2412100; 2412200; 2412300; 2412400; 2412500; 2413202; 2413302 being moved from the Central Ward to the Southern Ward as per plan available for inspection at Council Offices or below.

WARD

Population

Existing Number of Councillors

Proposed Number of Councillors

Population per member

Northern

1620

1

1

1620

Central

5120

4

3

1706

Eastern

3380

2

2

1690

Southern

3390

1

2

1695

TOTAL

13510

8

8

1689

Population from 30 June 2017 supplied by Statistics NZ

  • Council confirms that the Ward system provides for a system of fair and effective representation for communities and that there is no need for community boards to be created.
  • Council confirms its belief that all residents in the district enjoy equal access to Council and its processes and therefore, that there is no reason why special arrangements be made for Maori Wards. However, Council would be willing to consider any demand for a poll on the matter.

Pursuant to Section 19ZA of the Local Electoral Amendment Act 2002, 5% or a greater number of the electors of the Grey District who were enrolled as eligible to vote at a previous general election of the Grey District may demand a poll of electors on the establishment of Maori wards for the Grey District.

A copy of the full proposal is available at the Council’s offices in Greymouth and at the Runanga Service Centre, Greymouth Library, or below.

Any person may make a submission on the proposal, such submissions to Council’s offices on or before 14 May 2018.

PG Pretorius

Chief Executive Officer

Council Report - Representation Review

Map - Ward Boundaries

Existing Ward Boundaries

Existing Ward Boundaries

Existing Central-Southern Ward Boundary

Existing Central-Southern Ward Boundary

Proposed Ward Boundaries

Proposed Ward Boundaries

​Proposed Central-Southern Ward Boundary

Proposed Central-Southern Ward Boundary

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