Review of Representation Arrangements for the 2019 and 2022 Local Elections

The Local Electoral Act 2001 requires Council to review its representation at least once every six years.

Council is undertaking a review of representation during 2018. 

To start the process the Council released a discussion paper for community feedback. The feedback period closed at end of March 2018, and the Council considered the information provided by submitters when it developed its initial proposal for public consultation. 

It is proposed to elect 10 Councillors plus the Mayor, with 5 Councillors elected from the Rural Ward and 5 Councillors elected from the Feilding Ward.

Visit Council's Have Your Say web page for full details and information on how to make a submission:

Have Your Say Web Page - Representation Review

Timetable for review

Develop and adopt initial proposal  26 July 2018 - Council meeting
Public consultation on proposal  2 August to 3 September 2018
Hearing of submissions  20 September 2018
Adopt final proposal  4 October 2018 - Extraordinary Council meeting
Public notice final proposal  11 October 2018 - Feilding Herald


Previous Review of Representation 2012

Council last reviewed its representation arrangements in 2012, and resolved that the following proposal would apply to the Council for the local government elections in 2013 and 2016.

Proposal Document (501KB PDF File)
MDC Ward Map (234KB PDF File)
Feilding Ward  (977KB Image file)
Southern Rural Manawatu Ward (945KB Image file)
Northern Rural Manawatu Ward(1.1MB Image file)