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Over 500 have their say on new ward boundaries

Media Release
9 May 2006

Over 500 have their say on new ward boundaries

Over 500 submissions have been received on the representation review for Waitakere City.

Residents were asked for their views on the proposed new boundaries, which would see the city split into three wards, Northern, Central and Southern; these would replace the existing four, Massey, Waitakere, Henderson and New Lynn.

510 submissions were received during the 42-day submission period, with 68 wishing to speak to their submissions.

Hearings will take place on 16 and 19 May, after which the Council’s Finance and Operational Performance Committee will present a recommendation for a decision to Council on 24 May.

Darryl Griffin, Waitakere City Electoral Officer says that Councillors who were absent from the whole, or any part, of the Finance and Operational Performance Committee Hearings and Deliberations, may, at the Council meeting, vote in support, or to refer the matter back to the Finance and Operational Performance Committee, but they cannot make any changes to the recommendation. “The Council decision is then referred to the Local Government Commission.” said Mr Griffin.

The Council decided to consult on this option on March 15.


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