Boundary Change Proposal Process

TSB Community Trust Proposal to Adjust the Trust Boundary

The Trustees of TSB Community Trust intend to submit a proposal to the Minister of Finance to adjust the Trust's southern boundary to align with the South Taranaki District Council boundary. The proposal is subject to consultation and agreement on an asset transfer from Whanganui Community Foundation to the TSB Community Trust.

In 2012, in order to consider proposing a change to legislation, we asked our beneficiaries if they wanted to change the Trust’s southern boundary, and if so where the boundary should be located. The previous consultation reports are available here or on request from the Trust.

As a result of that consultation process, in 2014 a request was submitted to the Minister of Finance proposing an amendment to the Community Trusts Act 1999 to allow a legislative change to the boundary. In December 2016 amendments to the Community Trusts Act 1999 were passed that now allow the Trust to put forward a boundary change proposal to the Minister. 

However, under the revised law, the Trust is required to seek feedback from our current beneficiaries prior to making a final decision and submitting the proposal. The Trust’s current view is that our boundary should align with the South Taranaki District Council boundary – however we are open to receiving the views of our current beneficiaries  prior to making a final decision. 

We therefore invite persons residing within the legislative area of the Trust to make written submissions regarding the proposed boundary adjustment to the Trustees. Click here to see a map of the current boundary. 

Our consultation process to receive written submissions from those who live in the current Trust area opens on 8 June 2017 and closes on 12 July 2017.

Interested parties should contact the Trust to request a submission formSubmissions must be received by the Trust no later than 5.00pm on Wednesday 12 July 2017.

Following the consultation, a proposal may be submitted to the Minister of Finance dependent on the Trustees decision, 

We understand this lengthy process may be frustrating for those who want to see change happen now - however the Trust must follow due process as required by law.

Submissions can be sent to: Boundary Submissions, TSB Community Trust, PO Box 667, New Plymouth 4340. Email: info@tsbtrust.org.nz

For further information, and to request a submission form, contact: TSB Community Trust. Email: info@tsbtrust.org.nz. Telephone: (06) 769 9471.