Have Your Say

Earthquake-prone, Dangerous and Insanitary Buildings Policy

Council is seeking your views on a the proposal to replace the Earthquake-prone, Dangerous and Insanitary Buildings Policy with a new policy called the Dangerous, Affected and Insanitary Buildings Policy (Policy). This proposal comes from amendments to the Building Act 2004, which requires Council to remove all references to earthquake-prone buildings and to include references to affected buildings within their policy. To read more about the proposal please see the documents below.

Read More about the proposal


Representation review - final proposal

We are required by law to review our ‘representation arrangements’ at least every six years to ensure our community is fairly and effectively represented. This includes reviewing things like the number of Councillors and wards we have, whether each Councillor represents roughly the same number of people in the district, and whether we should have community boards. We sought community feedback on our initial proposal between 20 June and 20 July 2018. Council then considered all the submissions and developed a final proposal. This was advertised in local papers on 29 August, 2018. Anyone who made a submission on the initial proposal could lodge an appeal against the final proposal, by 30 September 2018. Three appeals were received. The Local Government Commission has made a determination which has upheld Council’s final proposal. This means the existing representation arrangements will apply for the election to be held on 12 October 2019. Read the Commission Determination.LocalGovernmentCommission.pdf 


Plan Your Town

We are currently reviewing our District Plan one section at a time. For further information on the sections that have been reviewed or are currently being reviewed, look at the Plan Your Town page.


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