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All local councils are required to carry out a representation review at least every six years. This is to ensure residents have fair and effective representation at local elections.

Selwyn District Council last undertook a review in 2015 , in preparation for the 2016 elections. The current review applies for the 2022 and 2025 local elections.

To help us decide on the preferred option for new representation arrangements, we first sought the community’s views on four different options, during preliminary consultation in July 2021.

The Council’s Representation Review Subcommittee considered the community’s feedback on the preliminary options, along with other analysis and community information, before developing the initial proposal. The formal consultation on the proposed changes ran between 3 September and 4 October 2021.

For more information on the proposed changes visit our engagement website Your Say Selwyn.


Below is the outline of the review steps:

Updated representation review 2021 timeline