Auckland Council covers all the Auckland region.
All councils are required to review their representation arrangements (number of councillors, how they are elected etc.) at least every six years.
Auckland Council reviewed its representation arrangements prior to the 2019 triennial local authority elections.
As a result of appeals/objections/referral of proposals not complying with fair representation requirements, the Local Government Commission was required to determine the arrangements that were to apply for the election of Auckland Council including its local boards held on 12 October 2019.
Local government reorganisation
On 1 November 2013, the Local Government Commission received an application for establishment of a North Rodney unitary authority. At Auckland: reorganisation you can view the process the Commission took in relation to this application, including the assessment of an alternative application for establishment of Waiheke Island as a unitary authority.
In 2017, the Local Government Commission decided not to issue a draft reorganisation proposal for Auckland. In making this decision, it also considered it was in a good position to reflect on what could be done to make local government work better for the residents, businesses and communities of Auckland, and in particular in Auckland’s outer areas. As a result, the Commission compiled a detailed report with a series of recommendations to Auckland Council with this in mind. You can read the Commission’s report and Auckland Council’s response at Auckland further initiatives.
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