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Deadline Looms For Boundaries Submissions

Deadline Looms For Boundaries Submissions

Submissions from the public on Environment Canterbury's Representative Review draft proposal for constituency boundaries close this Wednesday, September 13, 2006 at 4pm.

ECan Deputy Chairman and Chair of the Review Committee, Cr Robert Johnston, is urging people or groups who are interested in making submissions to do so.

"It will be most helpful for the Council to hear the public's view, whether that is supportive or seeking some changes to the draft proposal," said Cr Johnston. "This will assist the Council when formulating its final proposal to the Local Government commission."

Submissions on the draft proposal, retaining 14 councillors with the present six out of Christchurch, including a separate Waitaki constituency, and eight Christchurch will be heard on October 5 and 6.

Further information can be obtained from the Christchurch or Timaru offices of Environment Canterbury or via the website http://www.ecan.govt.nz/About+Us/Council+Info/Propsed+New+System.htm Submissions may include a request for a presentation to councillors and should be addressed to Environment Canterbury at PO Box 345, Christchurch 8140, or by hand to Environment Canterbury at 58 Kilmore Street, Christchurch, or Environment Canterbury at 75 Church Street, Timaru, or by email to repreview@ecan.govt.nz


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