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Consultation on Wellington City Council's proposed representation arrangements for next year's local body election begins today.
It is proposed the current arrangements - which cover Councillor numbers, ward boundaries and community boards - will apply unless there is more wide-ranging local government reorganisation in the wider Wellington area between now and then.
The Council's Governance Portfolio Leader, Deputy Mayor Ian McKinnon, says the Council, like other local authorities, is legally required to review its representation arrangements every six years. The last review was carried out in 2006.
The Council is proposing that:
Copies of the representation proposal, submission forms and maps setting out the areas and boundaries of the proposed wards and communities are available:
Submissions can be made:
Submissions are required by 5pm on Friday 5 October.
Once feedback has been considered, the Council will finalise its proposal and advertise for any objections. If there are objections, these will be considered by the Local Government Commission.