Western Bay of Plenty District Council will make its decision next week on the final proposal for representation arrangements for the 2019 elections onwards.
The decision will be made during a public meeting at 1pm on Thursday, 20 September in Council's chambers at Barkes Corner.
Council's final proposal will be available to view on Council's website (www.westernbay.govt.nz) - two working days before Thursday's meeting.
Consultation on the representation review was held from 24 July to 24 August and included nine community events, as well as a formal submission process.
Council's initial proposal was:
The proposed changes aim to create a fairer and more effective way to represent our District's communities of interest.
A period from 2 October to 2 November (5pm) is provided for appeals or objections to the final proposal. If any appeals or objections are received a final determination will be made by the Local Government Commission (which is independent of Council) by April next year.