Local Government Draft Reorganisation Scheme
On Monday 30 Juanuary 2012 the Local Government Commission announced that it will proceed with a Reorganisation Scheme for union of Nelson City and Tasman District.
Click here to access further information about the amalgamation process.
The Commission's Final Decision on the Union of Nelson and Tasman District, Reorganisation Scheme for the Union of Nelson City and Tasman District, and other reports on financial and services delivery matters are available on the Commission's website www.lgc.govt.nz
Procedure From Here
The procedure from now is:
- The Reorganisation Scheme poll of electors will be held by postal ballot and closes on Saturday 21 April 2012.
- For the reorganisation scheme poll to be successful more than 50% of the votes cast by both electors in each poll must be in favour of the proposal.
If both polls are in favour of the proposal
- The final reorganisation scheme is implemented by Order in Council.
- It is proposed that the new Council and Community Boards will be elected on 13 October 2012.
What Does This Mean for Council Staff and Applicants
For staff it is "business as usual" - we still have ratepayers and residents to serve and deliver services to.
The outcome of the poll of electors is unknown and individuals need to make their own assessment of the likelihood and potential effect on them, if any.