Christchurch City Council

Final proposal for representation arrangements for the 2022 local elections

On 18 June 2021, the Christchurch City Council, having considered the submissions received on its initial proposal for representation arrangements, adopted its final proposal for representation at the local elections to be held in 2022 and 2025.

The Council received 226 submissions on its initial proposal and heard 41 oral submissions. The majority of submitters expressed support for most aspects of the initial proposal and the reasons put forward in the proposal.

The final proposal reflects the Council’s consideration of, and decisions in relation to, submissions on the initial proposal following the statutory consultation process. It incorporates adjustments to the boundaries between wards. There have been no changes to the proposed representation, number of members, wards and community boards. The Banks Peninsula ward remains an isolated community under section 19V(3) of the Local Electoral Act 2001.

The changes to ward boundaries are as a result of requests from submitters to retain communities together, and consequential changes to give effect to these boundary adjustments. All changes from the initial proposal comply with the legislative fair representation population thresholds and requirement that ward boundaries must align with the statistical meshblock areas.

Some submissions requesting alternative representation, multi-member wards, changes to ward boundaries, community boards and the changes to representation for the Banks Peninsula ward have been rejected. In this respect:

  • Multi-member wards were rejected because this method of election could lead to a number of representatives being elected from a single ward area, preventing fair representation of having a member for each ward area.
  • The Council rejected a number of alternative community board aggregations that were raised through submissions. The Council confirmed its initial proposal as the most equitable option to ensure fair and effective representation as it has evenly sized communities and community boards across the district, with the exception of Banks Peninsula.
  • Submissions about whether Banks Peninsula could be merged with other wards to enable “city” councillors to better understand the issues on the Peninsula were also rejected. As parts of Banks Peninsula are distinct culturally, historically, geographically, and economically, the Council confirmed its initial proposal that Banks Peninsula should be considered as unique and an isolated community.

 Detail of the Council’s consideration of the submissions received is available at ccc.govt.nz/repreview(external link)

 

Final Proposal 

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

Banks Peninsula

Akaroa, Barrys Bay, Childrens Bay, Duvauchelle, French Farm, Lavericks Bay, Le Bons Bay, Little Akaloa, Okains Bay,
Pigeon Bay, Robinsons Bay, Wainui, Cass Bay, Corsair Bay, Lyttelton, Diamond Harbour, Governors Bay, Purau, Rapaki, Teddington, Birdlings Flat, Lake Ellesmere, Little River,
Prices Valley

Burwood

Aranui, Avondale, Avonside, Bexley, Burwood, Dallington, Marshland, Parklands, Shirley, Wainoni

Cashmere

Beckenham, Cashmere, Cracroft, Hillsborough, Huntsbury,
St Martins, Somerfield, Westmorland

Central

Christchurch Central, Charleston, Phillipstown, Richmond, Waltham

Coastal

Bexley, Bottle Lake, Brooklands, Kainga, New Brighton, Parklands, South New Brighton, Southshore, Spencerville, Waimairi Beach

Fendalton

Bryndwr, Burnside, Fendalton, Ilam, Merivale, Strowan

Halswell

Aidanfield, Halswell, Hillmorton, Kennedys Bush, Wigram

Harewood

Belfast, Bishopdale, Casebrook, Harewood, Northwood, Yaldhurst, Russley

Heathcote

Clifton, Ferrymead, Heathcote Valley, McCormacks Bay, Moncks Bay, Mount Pleasant, Opawa, Redcliffs, Richmond Hill, Scarborough, Sumner, Sydenham, Waltham

Hornby

Broomfield, Hei Hei, Hornby, Hornby South, Islington, Sockburn, Templeton, Wigram, Yaldhurst

Innes

Edgeware, Mairehau, Marshland, Shirley, St Albans

Linwood

Aranui, Avonside, Bromley, Linwood, Wainoni, Woolston

Papanui

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

Riccarton

Ilam, Riccarton, Sockburn, Upper Riccarton

Spreydon

Addington, Hoon Hay, Hillmorton, Middleton, Spreydon

Waimairi

Avonhead, Burnside, Ilam, Russley

The population that each member will represent is as follows:

Ward

Population Per Member

(StatisticsNZ subnational population estimates (June 2020))

Members

Banks Peninsula

9,400

1

Burwood

24,780

1

Cashmere

26,390

1

Central

24,020

1

Coastal

26,490

1

Fendalton

25,390

1

Halswell

26,360

1

Harewood

26,010

1

Heathcote

26,110

1

Hornby

25,130

1

Innes

25,320

1

Linwood

24,780

1

Papanui

26,140

1

Riccarton

26,490

1

Spreydon

27,100

1

Waimairi

24,500

1

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

Only the representation of the Banks Peninsula ward falls outside the stipulated range for fair representation. The Council considers that the Banks Peninsula ward warrants a single member as 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, and the community board areas be subdivided as indicated:

Community Board

Ward/Subdivision

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, Wainui

Lyttelton subdivision

Cass Bay, Corsair Bay, Lyttelton

Mt Herbert subdivision

Diamond Harbour, Governors Bay, Purau, Rapaki, Teddington

Wairewa subdivision

Birdlings Flat, Lake Ellesmere, Little River, Prices Valley, Teddington

Waitai Coastal-Burwood-Linwood Community Board

Burwood ward

Aranui, Avondale, Avonside, Bexley, Burwood, Dallington, Marshland, Parklands, Shirley, Wainoni

Coastal ward

Bexley, Bottle Lake, Brooklands, Kainga, New Brighton, Parklands, South New Brighton, Southshore, Spencerville, Waimairi Beach

Linwood ward

Aranui, Avonside, Bromley, Linwood, Wainoni, Woolston

Waimāero Fendalton-Waimairi-Harewood Community Board

Fendalton ward

Bryndwr, Burnside, Fendalton, Ilam, Merivale, Strowan

Harewood ward

Belfast, Bishopdale, Casebrook, Harewood, Northwood, Yaldhurst, Russley

Waimairi ward

Avonhead, Burnside, Ilam, Russley

Waipuna Halswell-Hornby-Riccarton Community Board

Halswell ward

Aidanfield, Halswell, Hillmorton, Kennedys Bush, Wigram

Hornby ward

Broomfield, Hei Hei, Hornby, Hornby South, Islington, Sockburn, Templeton, Wigram, Yaldhurst

Riccarton ward

Ilam, Riccarton, Sockburn, Upper Riccarton

Waipapa Papanui-Innes-Central Community Board

Central ward

Christchurch Central, Charleston, Phillipstown, Richmond, Waltham

Innes ward

Edgeware, Mairehau, Marshland, Shirley, St Albans

Papanui ward

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

Waihoro Spreydon-Cashmere-Heathcote Community Board

Cashmere ward

Beckenham, Cashmere, Cracroft, Hillsborough, Huntsbury, St Martins, Somerfield, Westmorland

Heathcote ward

Clifton, Ferrymead, Heathcote Valley, McCormacks Bay, Moncks Bay, Mount Pleasant, Opawa, Redcliffs, Richmond Hill, Scarborough, Sumner, Sydenham, Waltham

Spreydon ward

Addington, Hoon Hay, Hillmorton, Middleton, Spreydon

The five urban community boards: Waitai Coastal-Burwood-Linwood Community Board, Waimāero Fendalton-Waimairi-Harewood Community Board, Waipuna Halswell-Hornby-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

Community Board Members

Pop. Per Member

Te Pātaka o Rākaihautū
Banks Peninsula

9,400

Akaroa subdivision

1,950

2

1,343

Lyttelton subdivision

3,080

2

Mt Herbert subdivision

3,130

2

Wairewa subdivision

1,240

1

Waitai
Coastal-Burwood-Linwood

76,050

Burwood ward

24,780

2

12,675

Coastal ward

26,490

2

Linwood ward

24,780

2

Waimāero
Fendalton-Waimairi-Harewood

75,900

Fendalton ward

25,390

2

12,650

Harewood ward

26,010

2

Waimairi ward

24,500

2

Waipuna
Halswell-Hornby-Riccarton

77,980

Halswell ward

26,360

2

12,997

Hornby ward

25,130

2

Riccarton ward

26,490

2

Waipapa
Papanui-Innes-Central

75,480

Central ward

24,020

2

12,580

Innes ward

25,320

2

Papanui ward

26,140

2

Waihoro
Spreydon-Cashmere-Heathcote

79,600

Cashmere ward

26,390

2

13,267

Heathcote ward

26,110

2

Spreydon ward

27,100

2

The population that each member of the five urban Community Boards, Waitai Coastal-Burwood-Linwood Community Board, Waimāero Fendalton-Waimairi-Harewood Community Board, Waipuna Halswell-Hornby-Riccarton Community Board, Waipapa Papanui-Innes-Central Community Board and Waihoro Spreydon-Cashmere-Heathcote represents falls within the range of 12,834 +/- 10% (12580 – 13,267) 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 the community board area, the distinct communities of interest, and grouping together communities with common interest and issues.

 

Appeals and objections

Any person who made a submission on the Council’s initial proposal may lodge an appeal against the Council’s decision. An appeal must relate to the matters raised in that person’s submission.

Any person who objects to the final proposal may lodge an objection to the Council’s final proposal. Any objection must identify the matters to which the objection relates.

Appeals and objections can be submitted by:

Freepost 178 (no stamp required)

Attention: Tessa Zant

Representation Review Appeals and Objections 2021

Christchurch City Council, PO Box 73016, Christchurch 8154

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

 Appeals and objections must be submitted by Monday, 26 July 2021 5pm

Further information

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

Information is also available on the Council’s website:
ccc.govt.nz/repreview(external link)

 

Dawn Baxendale
Chief Executive
25 June 2021