Chatham Islands Council Representation Review – consultation now closed

Feedback on the Chatham Islands Council Representation Review has now closed – thank you to everyone who shared their thoughts with us.

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Update 1. 25/09/2018

Chatham Islands Council Representation Review – consultation now closed

Submissions on the following proposed Representation Arrangements closed at 4.30pm Monday 24 September 2018.

Chatham Islands Council Representation Review

In accordance with the Local Electoral Amendment Act 2002 the Chatham Islands Council is required to review its representation arrangements.

At its ordinary monthly meeting held 9 August 2018, the Council agreed to stay with the status quo and resolved that the Representation Arrangements be approved for public consultation.

Reasons for these resolutions:

  • It is Council’s view that 9 elected members (Mayor and 8 Councillors) provide a good cross section of community representation and allows for a larger quorum to cover for absentees.
  • The community is too small to be split into wards for representation purposes.
  • There are no communities of interest large enough to warrant the establishment of a community board.