Representation Review - help us make local democracy more effective

CLOSED: Consultation has concluded.

The community engagement phase for the Representation Review has finished. Council is going through all the feedback received and will be in touch later this year with the Initial Proposal. If you've any queries, please contact haveyoursay@westernbay.govt.nz


Have your say on Western Bay's representation arrangements. Help us give you a fair and effective voice in local decision-making. Community engagement ends on Friday, 6 April 2018.


Representation Arrangements

Following on from consideration of the electoral system and whether Māori wards should be established, Council is now looking at whether the current representation arrangements (Mayor, 11 Councillors, three wards, five community boards and 20 community board members), provides for fair and effective representation, or if changes can be made to improve the District’s representation.


Changes could affect:

  • the total number of elected members

  • whether they come from wards, are voted in ‘at large’ across the wider District, or are a mix of both

  • the number and names of wards and community boards.


How to have your say

  • Fill out the feedback form below under the tab called 'Online Feedback Form'. Attach any documents and/or drawings.
  • Drop in at one of our information sessions near you.
  • If you belong to a community group and would like more information or to meet with staff, call us on 0800 926 732 (freephone) to request a meeting before the engagement period ends on Friday, 6 April 2018.


The deadline to have your say is Friday, 6 April 2018.


Our commitment to your feedback

Before developing an initial proposal Council wants to find out what you think about how you are currently being represented. Your feedback will be considered as part of a process to make sure the representation arrangements being proposed meet our communities’ interests, are fair and effective. Any changes made through this process will apply to the next local government elections in 2019 and 2022.

The community engagement phase for the Representation Review has finished. Council is going through all the feedback received and will be in touch later this year with the Initial Proposal. If you've any queries, please contact haveyoursay@westernbay.govt.nz


Have your say on Western Bay's representation arrangements. Help us give you a fair and effective voice in local decision-making. Community engagement ends on Friday, 6 April 2018.


Representation Arrangements

Following on from consideration of the electoral system and whether Māori wards should be established, Council is now looking at whether the current representation arrangements (Mayor, 11 Councillors, three wards, five community boards and 20 community board members), provides for fair and effective representation, or if changes can be made to improve the District’s representation.


Changes could affect:

  • the total number of elected members

  • whether they come from wards, are voted in ‘at large’ across the wider District, or are a mix of both

  • the number and names of wards and community boards.


How to have your say

  • Fill out the feedback form below under the tab called 'Online Feedback Form'. Attach any documents and/or drawings.
  • Drop in at one of our information sessions near you.
  • If you belong to a community group and would like more information or to meet with staff, call us on 0800 926 732 (freephone) to request a meeting before the engagement period ends on Friday, 6 April 2018.


The deadline to have your say is Friday, 6 April 2018.


Our commitment to your feedback

Before developing an initial proposal Council wants to find out what you think about how you are currently being represented. Your feedback will be considered as part of a process to make sure the representation arrangements being proposed meet our communities’ interests, are fair and effective. Any changes made through this process will apply to the next local government elections in 2019 and 2022.

  • CLOSED: This feedback form has concluded.

    Hardcopy Representation Arrangements Feedback Form

    This hardcopy feedback form is for Council staff to do the data entry of the hardcopy forms that have been received.

    If you would like to provide your feedback, go to the tab that says 'Online Feedback Form'.

    This hardcopy feedback form is for Council staff to do the data entry of the hardcopy forms that have been received.

    If you would like to provide your feedback, go to the tab that says 'Online Feedback Form'.

    CLOSED: Consultation has concluded.
  • CLOSED: This feedback form has concluded.

    Representation Arrangements Feedback Form

    The community engagement phase for the Representation Review has finished. Council is going through all the feedback received and will be in touch later this year with the Initial Proposal. If you've any queries, please contact haveyoursay@westernbay.govt.nz



    Please tell us about your communities and how they're represented. Before developing an initial proposal on representation arrangements and formally consulting with the community about these issues, Council wants to gather ideas and opinion. The feedback you provide will be considered as part of a process to make sure the representation arrangements being proposed meet our communities' interests, are fair and effective.

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    The community engagement phase for the Representation Review has finished. Council is going through all the feedback received and will be in touch later this year with the Initial Proposal. If you've any queries, please contact haveyoursay@westernbay.govt.nz



    Please tell us about your communities and how they're represented. Before developing an initial proposal on representation arrangements and formally consulting with the community about these issues, Council wants to gather ideas and opinion. The feedback you provide will be considered as part of a process to make sure the representation arrangements being proposed meet our communities' interests, are fair and effective.

    This feedback form is not an official poll. It is an opportunity for Western By of Plenty District Council to consider your thoughts during initial proposal discussions.

    Please note the information you provide in this feedback form (including personal details) will become public documents. 

    CLOSED: Consultation has concluded.