Wellington City Council is reviewing the structure of its election wards and how councillors are allocated across the city in time for the elections next year. The following link tells you more about this and how you can make a submission of your views:
Representation Review 2021
The Council recommends that we stick with the current ward structure and number of councillor positions in each ward, and then it adds one Maori ward with one Councillor in it. This leaves the Onslow suburbs affiliated with Ngauranga, Ngaio, Crofton Downs, Wadestown, Wilton, Northland and Karori in the Onslow-Western ward. These are of a similar nature and geography to us. If you want to retain this it is important that you support the recommendation in a personal submission by October 4th.
Three further options are offered that reduce the number of ward councillors. We recommend that you only support these if you want more centralised governance over local representation. In two options Broadmeadows and Khandallah are amalgamated into a larger northern ward that includes the two metropolitan centres of Johnsonville and Tawa. All three options introduce two or three centralised councillors.
Read our submission here.