Informal community engagement
Preliminary feedback is sought from the public on ideas and comments
Council considers preliminary feedback and adopts an initial representation proposal to go out for formal public consultation i.e. Council decides which Representation Option it prefers called “The Initial Proposal” - THIS IS WHERE WE'RE AT NOW.
The Initial Proposal is notified publicly and people are invited to make formal submissions over a period of one month
Council holds a Hearing on submissions. You can attend the Hearing and talk about your submission in person
Council decides on its Final Proposal and the Final Proposal is notified publicly. If you don’t like Council’s final decision you can object or appeal
Appeals or objections
If any appeals or objections are received, the Representation Review is referred to the Local Government Commission (LGC) for a decision i.e. at this stage, it is out of Council’s hand and the LGC makes the final decision