Opportunities to find out more about proposed Council representation changes
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Last modified: 21 Sep 2021 1:55pm
Selwyn residents will have another chance to ask questions and learn more about the changes to how they are represented at the next local elections.
The Council is hosting drop-in sessions around the district this week for people to learn more about the representation proposal that is out for consultation, and to give their feedback.
The proposal, which would apply from the next local elections in 2022, would adjust the ward structure and reduce the number of councillors to 10. It is part of the Council’s representation review required at least every six years.
The Council’s initial proposal for consultation retains a four ward structure but with changes to ward boundaries, and reduces the number of councillors from 11 to 10. The Selwyn Central ward would be replaced by a smaller Rolleston ward with three councillors rather than the current four. The other wards would retain their councillors.
The key changes in the proposal for consultation include:
West Melton would move from the current Selwyn Central ward to the Malvern Ward
The area between Burnham and Rolleston would move from the current Selwyn Central Ward to the Ellesmere Ward
An area east of Rolleston would move from the current Selwyn Central Ward to the Springs Ward.
The Malvern Community Board would be retained, with five members, elected from the existing subdivisions of Hawkins (2) and Tawera (1), and a new subdivision covering West Melton (2).
The Council is now inviting public submissions on the representation proposal. Submissions are open until 5pm, Monday 4 October. A hearing will be held on Wednesday 13 October for those who wish to be heard on their submissions.
Submission forms, maps and more information are available on our representation review page.
Representation review drop-in sessions
West Melton Community and Recreation Centre
Market @254, West Melton