Initial proposal for representation arrangements for the 2022 local elections

On 11 March 2021 the Christchurch City Council reviewed its representation arrangements, and resolved that the following proposal apply for the Council and its community boards for the elections to be held on 8 October 2022:

 

Council Representation

It is proposed that the Council comprise 16 members elected from 16 wards, and the Mayor elected at large. The 16 wards reflect the following identified communities. The communities of interest that occur in more than one ward are marked in bold.

Ward

Communities of interest

Banks Peninsula

Akaroa, Barrys Bay, Birdlings Flat, Diamond Harbour, Duvauchelle, French Farm, Gebbies Valley, Governors Bay,
Little River, Lyttelton, Port Levy, Purau, Rapaki, Takamatua, Wainui

Burwood

Aranui, Avondale, Avonside, Bexley, Bottle Lake, Burwood, Dallington, Marshland, Parklands, Richmond, Shirley, Wainoni

Cashmere

Beckenham, Cashmere, Cracroft, Hillsborough, Huntsbury, Kennedys Bush, Lansdowne, St Martins, Somerfield, Sydenham, Westmorland

Central

Christchurch Central, Edgeware, Linwood, Merivale, Phillipstown, Richmond, St Albans

Coastal

Bexley, Bottle Lake, Bromley, Brooklands, Kaianga, Marshland, New Brighton, North New Brighton, Parklands, Pegasus Bay, South New Brighton, Southshore, Spencerville, Waimairi Beach

Fendalton

Bryndwr, Burnside, Fendalton, Ilam, Merivale, St Albans, Strowan

Halswell

Aidanfield, Halswell, Hillmorton, Hoon Hay, Hornby, Kennedys Bush

Harewood

Avonhead, Belfast, Bishopdale, Broomfield, Bryndwr, Casebrook, Harewood, Kainga, McLeans Island, Northwood, Redwood, Russley, Yaldhurst

Heathcote

Bromley, Clifton, Ferrymead, Heathcote Valley, Hillsborough, McCormacks Bay, Moncks Bay, Mt Pleasant, Opawa, Redcliffs, Richmond Hill, St Martins, Scarborough, Sumner, Sydenham, Taylors Mistake, Waltham, Woolston

Hornby

Aidanfield, Hei Hei, Hillmorton, Hornby, Hornby South, Islington, Middleton, Sockburn, Templeton, Wigram, Yaldhurst

Innes

Belfast, Christchurch Central, Edgeware, Kainga, MairehauMarshland, Redwood, Richmond, Shirley,
St Albans 

Linwood

Aranui, Avonside, Bexley, Bromley, Ferrymead, Linwood, Wainoni, Woolston

Papanui

Bishopdale, Bryndwr, Casebrook, Mairehau, Northcote, Papanui, Redwood, St Albans, Strowan

Riccarton

Avonhead, Ilam, Middleton, Riccarton, Russley, Sockburn, Upper Riccarton

Spreydon

Addington, Hillmorton, Hoon Hay, Somerfield, Spreydon, Sydenham, Wigram

Waimariri

Avonhead, Burnside, Ilam, Russley, Upper Riccarton

 

The population that each member will represent is as follows:

Ward

Population 

(StatisticsNZ subnational population estimates (June 2020))

Members

Population per Member

Banks Peninsula

9,400

1

9,400

Burwood

25,380

1

25,380

Cashmere

26,700

1

26,700

Central

23,260

1

23,260

Coastal

26,490

1

26,490

Fendalton

26,410

1

26,410

Halswell

22,970

1

22,970

Harewood

26,570

1

26,570

Heathcote

25,470

1

25,470

Hornby

25,710

1

25,710

Innes

25,990

1

25,990

Linwood

25,170

1

25,170

Papanui

26,270

1

26,270

Riccarton

27,030

1

27,030

Spreydon

25,080

1

25,080

Waimairi

26,510

1

26,510

TOTAL

394,410

16

Average  24,651

 

In accordance with section 19V(2) Local Electoral Act 2001 the population that each member represents must be within the range of 24,651 +/- 10% (22,970 – 27,030) unless particular community of interest considerations justify otherwise. 

Only the representation of the Banks Peninsula ward falls outside the stipulated range. The Council considers that the Banks Peninsula ward warrants a single member because Banks Peninsula is an isolated community in terms of section 19V(3) of the Local Electoral Act 2001.

 

Community Board Representation 

It is proposed that the following six community boards be elected. 

Proposed community boards and areas of community

Community Board

Area of Community

Te Pātaka o Rākaihautū/Banks Peninsula Community Board

Akaroa, Barrys Bay, Birdlings Flat, Diamond Harbour, Duvauchelle, French Farm, Gebbies Valley, Governors Bay, Little River, Lyttelton, Port Levy, Purau, Rapaki, Takamatua, Wainui

Waitai/Coastal-Burwood-Linwood Community Board

 

Aranui, Avondale, Avonside, Bexley, Bottle Lake, Bromley, Burwood, Brooklands, Dallington, Ferrymead, Kaianga, Linwood, Marshland, New Brighton, North New Brighton, Parklands, Pegasus Bay, Richmond, Shirley,
South New Brighton, Southshore, Spencerville,
Waimairi Beach, Wainoni, Woolston

Waimāero/Fendalton-Waimairi-Harewood Community Board

Avonhead, Belfast, Bishopdale, Broomfield, Bryndwr, Burnside, Casebrook, Fendalton, Harewood, Ilam, Kainga, McLeans Island, Merivale, Northwood, Redwood, Russley,
St Albans, Strowan, Upper Riccarton, Yaldhurst

Waipuna/Hornby-Halswell-Riccarton Community Board

Aidanfield, Avonhead, Halswell, Hei Hei, Hillmorton,
Hoon Hay, Hornby, Hornby South, Ilam, Islington,
Kennedys Bush, Middleton, Riccarton, Russley, Sockburn, Templeton, Upper Riccarton, Wigram, Yaldhurst

Waipapa/Papanui-Innes-Central Community Board

Belfast, Bishopdale, Bryndwr, Casebrook,
Christchurch Central, Edgeware, Kainga, Linwood, Mairehau, Marshland, Merivale, Northcote, Papanui, Phillipstown, Redwood, Richmond, Shirley, St Albans, Strowan

Waihoro/Spreydon-Cashmere-Heathcote Community Board

Addington, Beckenham, Bromley, Cashmere, Clifton, Cracroft, Ferrymead, Heathcote Valley, Hillmorton, Hillsborough, Hoon Hay, Huntsbury, Kennedys Bush, Lansdowne, McCormacks Bay, Moncks Bay, Mt Pleasant, Opawa, Redcliff, Richmond Hill, St Martins, Scarborough, Somerfield, Spreydon, Sydenham, Sumner, Taylors Mistake, Waltham, Westmorland, Wigram, Woolston

 

The community board areas will be subdivided for electoral purposes as follows:

Community Board

Ward/Subdivision

Communities

Waitai/Coastal-Burwood-Linwood Community Board

Burwood ward

Aranui, Avondale, Avonside, Bexley, Bottle Lake, Burwood, Dallington, Marshland, Parklands, Richmond, Shirley, Wainoni

Coastal ward

Bexley, Bottle Lake, Bromley, Brooklands, Kaianga, Marshland, New Brighton, North New Brighton, Parklands, Pegasus Bay,
South New Brighton, Southshore, Spencerville, Waimairi Beach

Linwood ward

Aranui, Avonside, Bexley, Bromley, Ferrymead, Linwood, Wainoni, Woolston

Waimāero/Fendalton-Waimairi-Harewood Community Board

Fendalton ward

Bryndwr, Burnside, Fendalton, Ilam, Merivale, St Albans, Strowan

Harewood ward

Avonhead, Belfast, Bishopdale, Broomfield, Bryndwr, Casebrook, Harewood, Kainga, McLeans Island, Northwood, Redwood, Russley, Yaldhurst

Waimairi ward

Avonhead, Burnside, Ilam, Russley, Upper Riccarton

Waipuna/Hornby-Halswell-Riccarton Community Board

Halswell ward

Aidanfield, Halswell, Hillmorton, Hoon Hay, Hornby, Kennedys Bush

Hornby ward

Aidanfield, Hei Hei, Hillmorton, Hornby, Hornby South, Islington, Middleton, Sockburn, Templeton, Wigram, Yaldhurst

Riccarton ward

Avonhead, Ilam, Middleton, Riccarton, Russley, Sockburn, Upper Riccarton

Waipapa/Papanui-Innes-Central Community Board

Central ward

Christchurch Central, Edgeware, Linwood, Merivale, Phillipstown, Richmond, St Albans

Innes ward

Belfast, Christchurch Central, Edgeware, Kainga, Mairehau,  Marshland, Redwood, Richmond, Shirley, St Albans 

Papanui ward

Bishopdale, Bryndwr, Casebrook, Mairehau, Northcote, Papanui, Redwood, St Albans, Strowan

Waihoro/Spreydon-Cashmere-Heathcote Community Board

Cashmere ward

Beckenham, Cashmere, Cracroft, Hillsborough, Huntsbury,
Kennedys Bush, Lansdowne,
St Martins, Somerfield, Sydenham, Westmorland

Heathcote ward

Bromley, Clifton, Ferrymead, Heathcote Valley, Hillsborough, McCormacks Bay, Moncks Bay,
Mt Pleasant, Opawa, Redcliffs, Richmond Hill, St Martins, Scarborough, Sumner, Sydenham, Taylors Mistake, Waltham, Woolston

Spreydon ward

Addington, Hillmorton, Hoon Hay, Somerfield, Spreydon, Sydenham, Wigram

Te Pātaka o Rākaihautū/Banks Peninsula Community Board

Akaroa subdivision

Akaroa, Barrys Bay, Childrens Bay, Duvauchelle, French Farm, Lavericks Bay, Le Bons Bay,
Little Akaloa, Okains Bay,
Pigeon Bay, Robinsons Bay, Takamatua, Wainui

Lyttelton subdivision

Cass Bay, Corsiar Bay, Lyttelton

Mt Herbert subdivision

Diamond Harbour, Governors Bay, Purau, Rapaki, Teddington

Wairewa subdivision

Birdlings Flat, Gebbies Valley,
Lake Ellesmere, Little River,
Port Levy, Prices Valley, Teddington


The five urban community boards: Waitai/Coastal-Burwood-Linwood Community Board, Waimāero/Fendalton-Waimairi-Harewood Community Board, Waipuna/Hornby-Halswell-Riccarton Community Board, Waipapa/Papanui-Innes-Central Community Board and Waihoro/Spreydon-Cashmere-Heathcote will each elect six members, two from each ward. Each community board will also have three councillors as appointed members, one from each ward, making a total of nine members for each community board.

Te Pātaka o Rākaihautū/Banks Peninsula Community Board will elect seven members. The Councillor elected from the Banks Peninsula ward will also be appointed to the community board, making a total of eight members for the community board.
 

Community Board population per elected member 

The population that members of each subdivision/ward will represent is shown below:

Community Board

Population (StatisticsNZ subnational population estimates (June 2020))

Ward/
Subdivision

Ward/
Subdivision Population

Elected Community Board Members

Population per elected Community Board Member

Waitai/Coastal-Burwood-Linwood Community Board

77,040

Burwood

25,380

2

12,840

Coastal

26,490

2

Linwood

25,170

2

Waimāero/Fendalton-Waimairi-Harewood Community Board

79,490

Fendalton

26,410

2

13,248

Harewood

26,570

2

Waimairi

26,510

2

Waipuna/Hornby-Halswell-Riccarton Community Board

75,710

Halswell

22,970

2

12,618

Hornby

25,710

2

Riccarton

27,030

2

Waipapa/Papanui-Innes-Central Community Board

75,520

Central

23,260

2

12,587

Innes

25,990

2

Papanui

 26,270

2

Waihoro/Spreydon-Cashmere-Heathcote Community Board

77,250

Cashmere

26,700

2

12,875

Heathcote

25,470

2

Spreydon

25,080

2

Te Pātaka o Rākaihautū/Banks Peninsula Community Board

9,400

Akaroa

1,950

2

1,343

Lyttelton

3,080

2

Mt Herbert

3,130

2

Wairewa

1,240

1

TOTAL

394,410

 

 

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The population that each member of the five urban Community Boards, Waitai/Coastal-Burwood-Linwood Community Board, Waimāero/Fendalton-Waimairi-Harewood Community Board, Waipuna/Hornby-Halswell-Riccarton Community Board, Waipapa/Papanui-Innes-Central Community Board and Waihoro/Spreydon-Cashmere-Heathcote represents falls within the range of 12,834 +/- 10% (12587 - 13248) in accordance with section 19V(2) of the Local Electoral Act 2001.

The population that each member of Te Pātaka o Rākaihautū/Banks Peninsula Community Board represents falls outside the stipulated range. The Council considers that Te Pātaka o Rākaihautū/Banks Peninsula Community Board warrants the proposed membership due to the isolated nature of communities within community board area, the distinct communities of interest, and grouping together communities with common interest and issues.

 

Further information 

Copies of the Council’s resolution and maps setting out the areas of the proposed wards communities and subdivisions and proposal may be viewed and obtained from:

  • Council libraries and service centres
  • online ccc.govt.nz/haveyoursay 

Any queries regarding the Council’s decision should be directed to Christopher Turner-Bullock, 03 941 8233, representationreview@ccc.govt.nz

Relevant information is also available on the Council’s website:

ccc.govt.nz/repreview(external link)

Submissions are invited 

Persons with an interest in the proposed representation arrangements are invited to make written submissions to the Council’s representation proposal 

Submissions can be made by: 

  • Completing an online submission form at: ccc.govt.nz/haveyoursay
  • Emailing your feedback to representationreview@ccc.govt.nz
  • In writing, using the submission form or any other written form, post to:

Freepost 178 (no stamp required)

Attention: Tessa Zant

Representation Review Initial Proposal 2021

Christchurch City Council, PO Box 73016, Christchurch 8154

  • Deliver to Christchurch City Council Civic Offices, 53 Hereford Street, Christchurch 8013.

Submissions must be received by the Council no later than 5pm Sunday 16 May 2021.

 

Dawn Baxendale

Chief Executive

20 March 2021