Final Representation Arrangements - 2019 Local Elections

On 23 August 2018, the Westland District Council gave public notice of its final proposal for representation arrangements to apply for the Council for the elections to be held on 12 October 2019. Notification of the right to appeal or object was also given. No appeals or objections were received in respect of the resolution, therefore the representation arrangements for the Westland District Council’s 2019 local elections will be the same as in the final proposal:

Council Representation

The Council will comprise 8 members elected from three wards, with the Mayor being elected at large.

The three wards reflect the following identified communities of interest:

Ward

Communities of Interest

Northern Ward

All that part of Westland District north of the Mikonui River but excluding Hokitika.

Hokitika Ward

All that part of Westland including the town of Hokitika, the area north to Three Mile and including the areas to the east known as Blue Spur and Brickfield as far as Pine Tree Road.

Southern Ward

All that area of Westland south of the Mikonui River.

The population that each member will represent is as follows:
 

Ward

 Population

Members

Cr/Population

Variation

Northern Ward

3210

3

1070

97%

Hokitika Ward

3500

3

1167

106%

Southern Ward

2080

2

1040

95%

Total

8790

8

1099

100%

 

In accordance with section 19V(2) of the Local Electoral Act 2001 the population that each member represents must be within the range of 1099 +/- 10% (989 to 1209), unless particular community of interest considerations justify otherwise.

Community Boards

Council resolved that no Community Boards will be established.

Further Information

Any queries regarding the Council’s decision should be directed to:

Lesley Crichton, Group Manager: Corporate Services
Westland District Council
36 Weld Street, Private Bag 704, Hokitika
Email: Lesley.crichton@westlanddc.govt.nz
Phone:  0800 474 834

Summary: 
Representation arrangements for the Westland District Council’s 2019 local elections will be the same as in the final proposal