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Any peatoe on on the Councsinital proposal may lodge awrittenappeal against the Coune Local authority elections 2022 - representation arrangements - final proposal 18 November 2021 Submissions At an Extraordinary Counci meeting on 15 November 2021, Mariborough Detrict Council considered the submissions received on its intial proposal regarding the representation amangements for the Council to apply for the local elections to be held on 8 October 2022. The Council received 29 submissions The majority of submitters opposed the decision to reduce the Marlborough Sounds Ward representation by one member. These submitters a the provisions of section 19VENa of the Local Electoral Act 2001 (aland or isolated communites) to maintain the make-up of the Marlborough Sounds Ward at 3 members, with the total number of Councilors t 14 members. One agreed that Councl should e submitter ragreed with Councl's intial proposal as a step in the right drection on and commented that their preference would be for a system of election at large across the whole datrict. One submitter submitted in support of Option 3 of the initial proposal. Final proposal Having considered all submissions, the Counci resolved to amend its initial proposal as the Council's final proposal The Council accepted the matters raised in objection for the folowing reasons (and in doing so rejected those submissions in favour of Option 1 and Option 3 for the same reasons: In the past thee reviews the Local Govemment Commission has endorsed the retention of a mid Marlborough Sounds Ward member, The recent weather event in July 2021 showed the tragity of the roading system in the Martborough Sounds. This makesit dfficut for some residents to attend community meetings There are anumber of areas in the Marlborough Sounds Ward which have limited or no intermet connection or mobile phone coverage * AI Councilors, once elected, represent all or the Marborough District. However itis more likely for constiuents in the Marborough Sounds Ward to contact a councilor trom that Ward as being more n tune" with the issues which arise in that Ward. This belief was reinforced by a number of submitters; The Marborough Sounds Ward is a large geographic area that has special and unique transport and communicatiors chalenges. It contains two boat access-orty island ocommunities - being Rangtoto ke ti TongaD'Uvile island and Arapaca island. Both have a community of permanent residerts, and That three (3) members for the Marborough Sounds Ward are required to provide effective represertation for isolated communites within that Ward. Therefore the final proposal is as follows Council representation It is proposed that the Council comprise 14 members elected fom four wards, and the Mayor The four wards refiect the folowing idennfied communities of interest Ward Communities of interest Mariborough Mlori Ward Mariborough Sounds Ward The Marborough Sounds Ward comprises the area roughly The whole of the Martborough District for those voters on the Miori Rol. north of the Wairau River catchment. The main population base is within Picton's township (including Waikawaj with the rest of the population spread around the Sounds, Koromiko/Para and CanvastowrvRai Valey areas. The Wairau-Awatere Ward comprises the area roughly south of the Wairau River catchment (excluding the Bienheim urban areal. There are a number of towns/rural residential areas such as Renwick, Rarang, Seddon, Ward and Wairau Valley, with a large proportion of the area being pastoral tarming, but on the plains it is extensively horticuitureviticulture. The Blenheim Ward comprises the Blenheim urban area plus the developed subdivisions known as Omaka Landing and Rose Manor Wairau-Awatere Ward Bienheim Ward The population that each member will represent is as follows: Members Population per member 3.570 2673 Population p020 Population Eatimates Ward Mariborough Mlori Ward Mariborough Sounds Ward 3.570 B,020 3 Wairau Awatere Ward 11,550 3 3.850 Blenheim Ward 27.100 3,871 Total 50,240 14 3,589 In accordance with section 19M2) of the Act, the population that each member represents must be wihin the range of 3.580 . 10% 3.231 10 3949, unies particular community of interest considerations justily otherwise. Only the representation of the Marborough Sounds Ward talls outside the stipulated range. The Counol considers that this ward warrarts tree members for the folowing reason: *tor the eflective represertation of the Sounds Ward which contains communtes of interest that are considered to be isolated communties because of dstance, imited or no road access, and imited or no internet connections in terms of section 19M3 of the Act Community board representation Counci resolved that t corsiders there is no mquirement tor any community boards within the Dstict ast considered that the signicant community, advisory and ratepayer orgarisations that already exist provide good local govermment in the Dsnct Meshblocks 4013645, 4013646, 4013647, 4013650 and 4013651 (Omaka Landing; and 4013655, 4013667, should t 40136s0 and 401361 Oraka Landingt and 401366, 40136S7, 40136sa, 401300 and 401300 Fose Manon Appeals or obiections decision. An appeal must relate to the maters raised in that peron's submission. Becase Council has amended is ntal proposal any interested person or organisation may lodge a writen objection against Council's decision Appeals or objections must be recelved by 5.00 pm on 20 December 2021 via electionemarboroughgovt.re Any enquiries should be made to Mike Poner, Democratic Services Manager, Ph 03 520 7400. Any peatoe on on the Councsinital proposal may lodge awrittenappeal against the Coune Local authority elections 2022 - representation arrangements - final proposal 18 November 2021 Submissions At an Extraordinary Counci meeting on 15 November 2021, Mariborough Detrict Council considered the submissions received on its intial proposal regarding the representation amangements for the Council to apply for the local elections to be held on 8 October 2022. The Council received 29 submissions The majority of submitters opposed the decision to reduce the Marlborough Sounds Ward representation by one member. These submitters a the provisions of section 19VENa of the Local Electoral Act 2001 (aland or isolated communites) to maintain the make-up of the Marlborough Sounds Ward at 3 members, with the total number of Councilors t 14 members. One agreed that Councl should e submitter ragreed with Councl's intial proposal as a step in the right drection on and commented that their preference would be for a system of election at large across the whole datrict. One submitter submitted in support of Option 3 of the initial proposal. Final proposal Having considered all submissions, the Counci resolved to amend its initial proposal as the Council's final proposal The Council accepted the matters raised in objection for the folowing reasons (and in doing so rejected those submissions in favour of Option 1 and Option 3 for the same reasons: In the past thee reviews the Local Govemment Commission has endorsed the retention of a mid Marlborough Sounds Ward member, The recent weather event in July 2021 showed the tragity of the roading system in the Martborough Sounds. This makesit dfficut for some residents to attend community meetings There are anumber of areas in the Marlborough Sounds Ward which have limited or no intermet connection or mobile phone coverage * AI Councilors, once elected, represent all or the Marborough District. However itis more likely for constiuents in the Marborough Sounds Ward to contact a councilor trom that Ward as being more n tune" with the issues which arise in that Ward. This belief was reinforced by a number of submitters; The Marborough Sounds Ward is a large geographic area that has special and unique transport and communicatiors chalenges. It contains two boat access-orty island ocommunities - being Rangtoto ke ti TongaD'Uvile island and Arapaca island. Both have a community of permanent residerts, and That three (3) members for the Marborough Sounds Ward are required to provide effective represertation for isolated communites within that Ward. Therefore the final proposal is as follows Council representation It is proposed that the Council comprise 14 members elected fom four wards, and the Mayor The four wards refiect the folowing idennfied communities of interest Ward Communities of interest Mariborough Mlori Ward Mariborough Sounds Ward The Marborough Sounds Ward comprises the area roughly The whole of the Martborough District for those voters on the Miori Rol. north of the Wairau River catchment. The main population base is within Picton's township (including Waikawaj with the rest of the population spread around the Sounds, Koromiko/Para and CanvastowrvRai Valey areas. The Wairau-Awatere Ward comprises the area roughly south of the Wairau River catchment (excluding the Bienheim urban areal. There are a number of towns/rural residential areas such as Renwick, Rarang, Seddon, Ward and Wairau Valley, with a large proportion of the area being pastoral tarming, but on the plains it is extensively horticuitureviticulture. The Blenheim Ward comprises the Blenheim urban area plus the developed subdivisions known as Omaka Landing and Rose Manor Wairau-Awatere Ward Bienheim Ward The population that each member will represent is as follows: Members Population per member 3.570 2673 Population p020 Population Eatimates Ward Mariborough Mlori Ward Mariborough Sounds Ward 3.570 B,020 3 Wairau Awatere Ward 11,550 3 3.850 Blenheim Ward 27.100 3,871 Total 50,240 14 3,589 In accordance with section 19M2) of the Act, the population that each member represents must be wihin the range of 3.580 . 10% 3.231 10 3949, unies particular community of interest considerations justily otherwise. Only the representation of the Marborough Sounds Ward talls outside the stipulated range. The Counol considers that this ward warrarts tree members for the folowing reason: *tor the eflective represertation of the Sounds Ward which contains communtes of interest that are considered to be isolated communties because of dstance, imited or no road access, and imited or no internet connections in terms of section 19M3 of the Act Community board representation Counci resolved that t corsiders there is no mquirement tor any community boards within the Dstict ast considered that the signicant community, advisory and ratepayer orgarisations that already exist provide good local govermment in the Dsnct Meshblocks 4013645, 4013646, 4013647, 4013650 and 4013651 (Omaka Landing; and 4013655, 4013667, should t 40136s0 and 401361 Oraka Landingt and 401366, 40136S7, 40136sa, 401300 and 401300 Fose Manon Appeals or obiections decision. An appeal must relate to the maters raised in that peron's submission. Becase Council has amended is ntal proposal any interested person or organisation may lodge a writen objection against Council's decision Appeals or objections must be recelved by 5.00 pm on 20 December 2021 via electionemarboroughgovt.re Any enquiries should be made to Mike Poner, Democratic Services Manager, Ph 03 520 7400.