Community Conversations 2017 November - December

Community conversations provide an opportunity to update you on some of what has been going on at Council and across our district.  Community Conversations are as the name suggests – conversations with the community. Any effective conversation is two way – so we don’t just want you to be listening to what Council is doing – it is just as important we hear from you.

Southland District Council staff and elected members will be out and about to continue our Community Conversations with you in November. These conversations are about giving you a chance to share your ideas about the District with Council. 

This time the focus will be on one topic – how the District is governed.  We want to hear your views on how you want to be represented in the future.

Community Governance Project and Representation Review

representation graphicSouthland District Council has a Mayor, 12 councillors, eight community boards, each with six members, and 19 community development area subcommittees (CDAs), each with six members. This is a grand total 175 elected members – meaning we have 1 elected representative for 165 residents.  Add to that fact that not everyone in the district is represented by a community board or a CDA and so Council believes we need to look at this.

In April next year Council needs to recommend an option which we will consult on.  However, before that we’d like to have an opportunity to talk to you about what you think. 

 

This would include:

  • where you see your community of interest
  • the number of councillors and where they should be elected from
  • whether we should have community boards and how many and should they cover the whole of the district

Check out the schedule for our Community Conversations. Come along to be part of the conversation – people and places are important to us all in the Southland District.

If you can’t get to a Community Conversation in your area you are very welcome to attend one in another location.   

If you are unable to attend any of the Community Conversations please take a moment to participate in our online survey. https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/J2P3QSL (external link)

Place

Date

Time

Venue

Northern Southland
– Lumsden

Wednesday
1 November

6pm

Lumsden Hall

Central Southland
– Winton

Friday
3 November

12pm to 2pm
– drop in

Winton RSA Hall

Edendale-Wyndham

Monday
6 November

6pm

Wyndham Town and Country Club

Te Anau Basin

Wednesday
8 November

7pm

Distinction Hotel and Villas

Stewart Island

Friday
10 November

10am to 4pm - drop in

Stewart Island Community Centre

Otautau

Friday
10 November

12pm to 2pm
  - drop in

Otautau Council Office

Riverton

Monday
13 November

5.30pm

Riverton Racecourse Meeting Room

Tuatapere

Monday
20 November

6pm

Waiau Town and Country Club

Tokanui

Wednesday 22 November

7pm

Tokanui Hall

  

 

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