Representation Review

We are required to review our representation arrangements before the 2019 local body election, so we want to know what you think before we make decisions about things like the number of  councillors, how they should be elected, and the role of community boards.

Council is in the process of reviewing its representation arrangements before the next local body election in 2019. Currently we have a Mayor elected by all the voters in the district and 14 councillors elected by voters in seven wards. We also have two community boards, one for West Otago and the other for the Lawrence-Tuapeka Ward, each with 6 members. In addition, Council has agreed to retain the status quo by not establishing a Maori ward. This follows discussions with iwi, who indicated their preference to retain the status quo.

The discussion document is designed to give you fuller information about what is involved in the review process. It also gives some examples of how representation might look with a Council of 14, 12 or 10 Councillors

It's important to note this is an initial feedback round that will run from 11 November 2017 to 19 January 2018. The information you give us now will be taken into account by the Council, who will be putting together a formal statement of proposal for future arrangements. This will be released for formal submissions on 28 March 2018.

Find out everything you need to know in the discussion paper below.

Feedback has now closed.

Balclutha, Milton and Waihola Community Plans

We're calling these community plans "Our Place" and they will help determine the projects and priorities for each community, as well as help put Council's Living and Working and Economic Development Strategies into action.

Balclutha: Feedback on Our Place Balclutha Community Plan has closed. Check out the latest on the Our Place Balclutha Community Plan webpage.

Waihola: We're still working away on the information for Waihola, so watch this space.

Milton:  Feedback on the Milton Community Plan has closed. Check out the latest on the Our Place Milton Community Plan webpage.

Outstanding Natural Landscapes Review

The Clutha District Council is in the initial stages of reviewing the Outstanding Natural Landscapes in the district as part of our District Plan review.  The Council has identified areas in the district as having opportunities for an outstanding natural landscape classification in the District Plan. We want to ensure that areas of outstanding natural landscapes are appropriately managed.  Find out more and have you say here.

Waihola Reserve Management Plan

A Draft Reserve Management Plans has been prepared for Waihola in accordance with the Reserves Act 1977. This draft plan cover a 10-year period and helps identify the issues, barriers and opportunities for the successful management of green spaces.  You can make a submission on the Waihola Reserves Management Plan here.

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