Ashburton CBD Revitalisation Project
Council is now welcoming feedback from the community on our plans to help revitalise the Ashburton Central Business District (CBD). Through this project, we are seeking to reinforce the importance of the CBD, reclaim retail spend for our district, and attract businesses back to the commercial centre. Consultation closes 5pm, 22 June 2018.
Read or download the Consultation document and feedback form. Alternatively, you can have your say using our online submission form.
Click here to view the Ashburton CBD Streetscape Renewal Issues and Options Report
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Representation Review 2018
We are inviting you to attend an Open Day on 1 June to talk about what we are proposing. This is your chance to stop by and have a chat to a friendly Councillor about why these changes are being proposed.
The Open Day will be held at the Community Meeting Room in the Council Chambers Building, 2 Baring Square East from 1pm – 4pm. There will be a presentation from 1.00 – 1.30pm to explain the changes, followed by a question and answer session with Councillors. Feel free to stop by at any time if you have any questions or concerns about what is proposed.
About the Review
- review the electoral system to be used; and
- consider whether to establish a Māori Ward for Ashburton District.
|Decision on Electoral System (FPP or STV)|| By 12 September 2017|
|Decision on whether to establish Maori Wards|| By 23 November 2017|
| "Initial" proposal made|
No earlier than 1 March 2018 or by 31 August 2018 if establishing Maori wards
Not less than one month after public notice. If no submissions, proposal becomes "final"
|If submissions – consider and may amend proposal. "Final" proposal publicly notified|
Within 6 weeks of closing date for submissions
|Appeals and objections close|
Not less than one month after date of public notice. Not later than 20 December 2018
|If no appeals or objections, proposal becomes "final"|
Public notice given where no appeals and/or objections – no fixed date
|If appeals/objections – forward everything to Local Government Commission (LGC )|
As soon as practical, but no later than 15 January 2019.
On 10 August 2017, Council considered a report on the two electoral systems available for triennial elections. These are First Past the Post (FPP – what we have currently) and Single Transferable Voting (STV). At this meeting, Council resolved to retain the FPP voting system.
Council also considered whether or not to establish a Māori Ward for Ashburton District on 10 August 2017. At this meeting Council resolved not to establish a Māori Ward for the 2019 triennial elections.
The proposed engagement process is as follows:
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