Have your say!
Representation review for the 2019 and 2022 Upper Hutt City Council elections
We want to hear what you think about our proposal for representation arrangements for the 2019 and 2022 elections. Representation arrangements include:
- the total number of councillors to be elected to Council
- the basis on which councillors are elected (at large by the whole city, through wards or a mixture of both)
- whether or not to have wards, and if so how many, their boundaries, and names
- whether or not to have community boards, and if so how many, their boundaries, and membership.
Council adopted its initial proposal and approved public consultation at its meeting on Wednesday 23 May 2018.
The Local Electoral Act 2001 requires local authorities to review their representation arrangements at least once every six years. We last reviewed them in 2012 for the 2013 and 2016 elections so we must carry out another review before the 2019 elections.
Council’s initial proposal
Council’s initial proposal for the representation review recommends that the status quo of ten (10) councillors elected at large by the whole city should continue. It is proposed that no community boards are established.
Click here to view/download the Representation Review resolution and report [PDF 772 KB] (Council meeting held on 23 May 2018)
We want to hear from you
Make a submission on the proposed representation arrangements online or by downloading and filling out the paper form (paper forms are also available at Council reception, Expressions Whirinaki, and our public libraries).
Paper submission forms can be freeposted or returned to us at any of the following locations:
838 – 842 Fergusson Drive
Upper Hutt Pop-up Library
Level 1, CBD Towers
84 – 90 Main Street
Corner Jocelyn Crescent and Pinehaven Road
Expressions Whirinaki Arts and Entertainment Centre
836 Fergusson Drive
Submissions can also be scanned and emailed to: email@example.com
When you make a submission you can choose to present at a Hearing.
Privacy and terms of making a submission
Upper Hutt City Council is collecting personal information on this form as part of the consultation process. Unless you request that your information remain private, your name and address will be made public alongside your submission. The age group and gender (sex) information is for demographic and statistical purposes only, to enable Council to evaluate the level of community participation in the consultation process. This part of the information may be used in a dataset for Council to report on but will not be made publicly available in a manner that directly identifies individuals. The personal information will be securely stored at Upper Hutt City Council and accessed by Council officers. You can request that your personal information be corrected at any time. Submission of this form is deemed as your agreement to these terms.
Submissions close 5.00 pm Friday, 20 July 2018.