Published 25 September 2009
The day after Parliament passed the Local Government Auckland Council legislation that will split Franklin in 2, the Local Government Commission visited Pukekohe to meet Franklin District Council mayor Mark Ball, councillors & community board members.
Mr Ball said this week: “The purpose of the meeting was to start a dialogue about representation arrangements for that part of Franklin which will be in the Auckland Council and about the final detail for the southern boundary of the Auckland Council.
“The Local Government Commission will propose adjustments to the boundary and will publish their draft proposal by Friday 20 November. This will be open for public submissions until Friday 11 December.
“The southern boundary of the Auckland Council will more or less follow the boundary between the Auckland Regional Council & Environment Waikato. Properties currently in the Auckland Regional Council area will most probably be in the new Auckland Council and properties in the Environment Waikato area will most probably go into Waikato District, although there are likely to be some adjustments around Waiuku & Pukekohe.
“For example, Buckland is in the area that will be in Waikato District and it is important that Buckland residents express their view either way. At this stage it is uncertain whether the Kaiaua area will be put into Waikato District or Hauraki District.”
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Attribution: Council release, story written by Bob Dey for the Bob Dey Property Report.