Public Consultation: CCO Amalgamation Proposal

Statement of Proposal under Special Consultative Procedure as per Section 83 of Local Government Act 2002: Proposal to amalgamate Hokitika Airport Limited and Westland District Property Limited



Have Your Say



The proposal

Council is proposing to amalgamate Hokitika Airport Limited (HAL) and Westland District Property Limited (WDPL).

Reason for the proposal

Westland District Council is seeking to establish a leaner structure for its Council Controlled Organisations (CCOs)¹ that will provide more cost effective governance. 

The assets and activities that the companies manage and deliver are not affected by this proposal.

Council is seeking community views on the proposed amalgamation of HAL and WDPL.

¹ The organisations considered in the review are technically classed as council controlled trading organisation (CCTOs), which are CCOs that trade to make a profit.

More Information

Click here for a copy of the proposal in PDF format, or you may obtain a copy at Council offices at 36 Weld Street, Hokitika, or you can call us on 0800 474 834 to receive a copy by e-mail.

Next steps and decision-making

After receiving submissions and hearing community views, Council will make a decision about whether to proceed with the proposal.

Council’s decision will take into account many matters, including the views of expressed by the community.

Key dates

23 November 2017
Council adopts Statement of Proposal for consultation with community.

27 November 2017
Public notice of proposal and consultation process in Local newspapers, Council website, and electronic newsletter.

28 December 2017
Public submissions on the proposal close at 4pm, 28 December 2017.

25 January 2018

Hearings held by Council to hear those who wish to speak to their submissions.
Council makes a decision whether to proceed with the proposal or not or to proceed in an amended form.



Have Your Say (Submissions Closed)

Making a submission

Council wants to hear whether you support the proposal to amalgamate HAL and WDPL (name to be confirmed). Have your say and it will be considered by Council as part of the decision-making process.

The proposal is open for submissions until 4pm, 28 December 2017.

There are several ways you can make a submission.


Fill in a submission form online at:


CCO Amalgamation Submission
Westland District Council
Private Bag 704
Hokitika 7842


Bring your submission in to the Westland District Council Offices, 36 Weld Street, Hokitika.

If you would like a hard copy submission form, collect one from the Council offices or at Council libraries.

You can also phone us on 0800 474 834 and we will post one to you.

When making a submission please make sure you include:

  • Your name and email or postal address
  • Whether you wish to speak in support of your submission at the Council hearing.

Closing date

Submissions must be received by Council no later than 4pm, 28th December 2017.

Once the submission period is closed, Council will notify submitters who wish to speak of the date and time at which the Council hearing will be held.

Please note: All submissions are public documents and will be uploaded onto the Council’s website with the names and contact details of the submitters included.

Have your say: Proposal to amalgamate Hokitika Airport Limited and Westland District Property Limited.