Local government reform
The Local Government Commission has presented its draft proposal for one council for the whole of the Wellington region (to be known as the Greater Wellington Council) and eight Local Boards.
The draft proposal is for 21 councillors, plus a mayor elected at large, on the council. Local Boards would be set up in Wairarapa, Upper Hutt, Lower Hutt, Kapiti, Porirua/Tawa, Ohairu, Lambton, and Rongotai.
The draft proposal is similar to the application made by GWRC to the Local Government Commission in June last year.
Consultation on the Commission’s draft proposal is now open and will close on 2 March 2015.
A new information brochure has been produced by the Local Government Commission to encourage and assist public submissions on the proposal for local government reorganisation in the Wellington region.
Read GWRC's Application for Local Government Organisation submitted to the Commission in June last year, below.
Application for Local Government Organisation (PDF, 1.68MB)
Appendices to the application