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Tasman District reorganisation application for Golden Bay local board


Golden Bay local board application: position paper

On 27 August 2019, the Commission released a position paper on the Golden Bay local board application process to provide further information on local boards and community boards to help inform public debate in the lead-up to the October 2019 local authority elections.

Invitation for alternative applications:

The Commission invited alternative applications on 8 May 2019: Read our media release

The Commission received five responses to the call for alternatives to the Golden Bay local board application.


An application was received from the ‘Working Group for a Golden Bay local board’ on 31 October 2018 seeking consideration of establishment of a local board to replace the existing Golden Bay Community Board in Tasman District. On 29 November 2018 the Commission agreed to assess the application.

The formal public notification and call for alternative applications was made on 8 May 2019: Commission calls for alternatives to Golden Bay local board application

Information for alternative applications: A local board for Golden Bay? Elsewhere in Tasman District? What do you think? (PDF, 149KB)

Application: Local government reorganisation application for establishment of a Golden Bay local board (PDF, 1.2MB)

Decision to assess application: Golden Bay local board – Decision to assess application (PDF, 125KB)

See our new release: Commission agrees to assess Golden Bay local board application (30 November 2018)