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TDC locks in Community Board delegations

September 21st, 2011
[TDC press release]

Last month the Tasman District Council agreed to a number of delegations to the Motueka and Golden Bay Community Boards following a process begun last year and further identified within the Local Government Commission's recent Draft plan.

The delegations have been identified, after over a year of meetings and consultation exercises, as key to the Boards' role in the communities. Conferred with immediate effect the delegations come with a 12-month review period in place.

"We have understood for some time now that the delegations need to be formalised to reinforce the Boards' important role. Despite some criticism from within sections of the community, a key focus for the Council since the last election has been improving the relationships with the two community boards," said Tasman Mayor Richard Kempthorne.

"The Commission's Draft Proposal bought some light to the process as the delegations identified by them were incorporated into the wider list being discussed between the Council and the Boards.

"The final list of delegations was agreed after a good discussion with the Boards contributing at the table. The discussion identified which of the current list needed to be firmed up with the addition of some and dropping of others at the request of the Community Boards to ensure the Board could achieve their goals without disadvantaging the residents within their wards.

"The conferring of the delegations is not an end point in the Council working with the Boards. It is an ongoing relationship and will develop in line with evolving resident expectations and aspirations," concluded Mayor Kempthorne.

[The document setting out the delegations is a large PDF file (2 megabytes). If you want a copy of it, please email us and we will email it back to you.]


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