Council is required to review and consult on the way residents are represented at least once every six years under the Local Electoral Act 2001.
The draft proposal was agreed on at the end of July, with formal consultation on the draft proposal taking place in August. The representation proposal has to be decided by 8 September 2018 at the latest.
Residents are encouraged to have their say on issues such as: how Councillors are elected, the number of Councillors, if the city should continue to have second tier representation (community boards and panels).
Council established a subcommittee to consider community feedback on possible representation options. Two workshops have also been held involving community board members, panel members and Councillors.
An initial survey was undertaken in April 2018 to gauge the community's views on Council Representation. This involved Citizen's Panel members and the wider public.
Citizen Panel survey one results (PDF 2.75MB)
We then held a second survey on options for the draft proposal. The options proposed included: maintaining the status quo for Council representation, Council elected by a mix of ward and at large (by whole city) or Council elected at large.
Citizen Panel survey two results (PDF 2.38MB)
Council's draft representation proposal
At a meeting held on 24 July 2018, Council determined by resolution a proposal on its representation arrangements for the 2019 elections. This is Council's initial proposal and it is now open for public submissions.
It is proposed that:
- the Mayor will be elected at large
- Council will comprise of 12 Councillors with two Councillors elected from each of the six wards
- the existing second tier representation arrangements remain (three elected Community Boards and four Community Panels).
Draft Representation Proposal
Download the Draft Representation Proposal (PDF 383.9KB) that is now open for public submissions.
To see the proposed ward boundaries download all proposed ward maps (PDF 1.1MB), or view the individual maps:
Have your say
Council’s initial proposal is now open for public submissions. Anyone can make a written submission on Council’s proposed representation arrangements. Please indicate in your submission if you wish to be heard.
Submissions should be addressed to:
Hutt City Council
Private Bag 31912
or faxed to 569 4290.
Alternatively, you can email your submission to: email@example.com.
Find out more about making a submission.
Submissions must be received no later than 5.00pm on 3 September 2018. A final decision will be made at a Council meeting in early October 2018.
|Second survey on representation options
||31 May to 2 July
|Council agrees on draft proposal for representation arrangements for final community consultation
|Formal consultation on draft proposal
||6 August to 3 September
|Hearings – Policy and Regulatory Committee/Council