COUNCIL WELCOMES VEC REPRESENTATION REVIEW
Does Council have the appropriate number of Councillors? Should it remain unsubdivided or should there be wards?
These are the questions the Victorian Electoral Commission is considering in its electoral representation review of Golden Plains Shire Council from Wednesday January 30 2019.
Public information sessions will be held on Wednesday 30 January in Smythesdale and Bannockburn.
Representation reviews ensure all voters in a local council area have their concerns and interests fairly represented by their council.
The review examines:
- Whether a local council has the appropriate number of councillors
- Whether the local council should be unsubdivided, with councillors elected from the whole local council, or subdivided into wards
- If subdivided, the number of wards, ward boundaries and the number of councillors per ward.
Residents are invited to attend public information sessions at:
6pm Wednesday 30 January
Woady Yaloak Recreation Reserve
55 Heales Street, Smythesdale
8pm Wednesday 30 January
Bannockburn Shire Hall
12 High Street, Bannockburn
A submission guide will be published at 5pm Friday 25 January 2019 on the VEC website, which outlines the range of issues you can address and includes important council information and examples.
Preliminary submissions open Wednesday 30 January 2019 and close at 5pm Wednesday 27 February 2019.
The preliminary report will be released and response submissions open on Wednesday 27 March 2019. Response submissions close at 5pm on Wednesday 24 April 2019.
A public hearing will be held at 6.30pm Wednesday 1 May 2019 followed by the scheduled release of final report on Wednesday 22 May 2019.
Golden Plains Shire residents are encouraged to attend the information sessions if they are interested in making a submission, or have questions about the review process.
For more information visit vec.vic.gov.au/reviews/GoldenPlainsrr.html#.XEfDzehSUnE.facebook