The Council is seeking feedback on its Representation Review initial proposal. The Representation Review is a process the Council completes every six years, to review things like how many elected members will represent you, Ward boundaries and the make-up of Community Boards. Part of the reason for doing this is to ensure each Ward represents a similar number of people, with a need to adjust boundaries to account for population changes throughout the city.
The Council’s initial proposal is to keep the current system of 16 Wards each electing a single Councillor, and to reduce the number of urban Community Boards from six to five, with each comprising three Wards. Under the current proposal, the Papanui-Innes area would be represented by a new Community Board comprising of the Papanui, Innes and Central Wards. Click through for more information and to give feedback: