Initial proposal consultation

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The consultation closed on Monday 4 October.

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The Representation Review 2021 is your chance to have a say on what a fair and effective representation should look like at the next local elections in Selwyn district. This includes checking proposed ward boundaries, the number of wards, how many councillors represent your ward, and proposed Malvern Community Board subdivisions.

The initial proposal out for consultation now includes:

  • Same number of wards (four)
  • Changes to ward boundaries, including West Melton moving into the Malvern Ward, while the Selwyn Central Ward is replaced by the new Rolleston Ward.
  • One fewer councillors (total of 10): Ellesmere (2), Malvern (2), Rolleston (3), Springs (3)
  • Keep community board in Malvern Ward
  • One extra subdivision within Malvern Ward (three instead of current two).

For more detail on the proposed changes see the consultation document or come to one of the drop-in sessions to talk to our councillors.

Formal consultation on the proposal runs until Monday 4 October.

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What is the representation review?
Local elections are held every three years so you can decide who will represent you around the Council table. To make sure that residents have fair and effective representation, all councils must review their representation arrangements at least every six years. Selwyn last undertook a representation review in 2015, in preparation for the 2016 elections. So we need to do another review this year (2021).

How the review is undertaken is set out in the Local Electoral Act 2001. The Council must provide for effective representation of communities and their interests, and fair representation of voters. This includes ensuring each elected member represents a similar number of people.

For more information read our other questions and answers on the representation review.

The consultation closed on Monday 4 October.

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The Representation Review 2021 is your chance to have a say on what a fair and effective representation should look like at the next local elections in Selwyn district. This includes checking proposed ward boundaries, the number of wards, how many councillors represent your ward, and proposed Malvern Community Board subdivisions.

The initial proposal out for consultation now includes:

  • Same number of wards (four)
  • Changes to ward boundaries, including West Melton moving into the Malvern Ward, while the Selwyn Central Ward is replaced by the new Rolleston Ward.
  • One fewer councillors (total of 10): Ellesmere (2), Malvern (2), Rolleston (3), Springs (3)
  • Keep community board in Malvern Ward
  • One extra subdivision within Malvern Ward (three instead of current two).

For more detail on the proposed changes see the consultation document or come to one of the drop-in sessions to talk to our councillors.

Formal consultation on the proposal runs until Monday 4 October.

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What is the representation review?
Local elections are held every three years so you can decide who will represent you around the Council table. To make sure that residents have fair and effective representation, all councils must review their representation arrangements at least every six years. Selwyn last undertook a representation review in 2015, in preparation for the 2016 elections. So we need to do another review this year (2021).

How the review is undertaken is set out in the Local Electoral Act 2001. The Council must provide for effective representation of communities and their interests, and fair representation of voters. This includes ensuring each elected member represents a similar number of people.

For more information read our other questions and answers on the representation review.

  • CLOSED: This survey has concluded.

    The Council welcomes public submissions on the proposed arrangements for next local elections.

    Submissions must be made by no later than 5pm, Monday 4 October 2021.


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    Please note: submissions are part of the public consultation process, and are a public record. Submission will be made publicly available on the Council website and in official documents. We will remove any contact details.

    Consultation has concluded
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