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Wards or not: VEC seeks feedback

News Article Date: 
Wednesday, 23 September 2015

Members of the public can have their say on proposed options for the electoral structure of Warrnambool City Council, with the release of a preliminary report today.

The report is part of the Victorian Electoral Commission’s (VEC) electoral representation review of Warrnambool City Council.

The review has considered a range of information, including preliminary public submissions, to form its options for an electoral structure that will provide fair and equitable representation for all voters in the municipality.

The report presents two options:

  • Option A (preferred option) current electoral structure of seven councillors in an unsubdivided council.
  • Option B (alternative option) seven councillors in two two-councillor wards and one three-councillor ward.

Option A

Option B

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Anyone interested in the future electoral structure of the council can make a public submission responding to the preliminary report. Submissions should address the proposed options and must be received by 5.00 pm Wednesday 21 October.

Submissions can be made via:

  • the online form at vec.vic.gov.au
  • email at warrnambool.review@vec.vic.gov.au
  • post to VEC, Level 11, 530 Collins Street, Melbourne VIC 3000 or
  • fax to (03) 9629 8632.

A public hearing will be held at 6.00 pm Tuesday 27 October in the Reception Room, Civic Centre, Warrnambool City Council, 25 Liebig Street, Warrnambool, for those who have requested to speak in support of their response submission. If there are no requests to speak the hearing will not be held.

The preliminary report is available from the VEC by visiting vec.vic.gov.au or calling 131 832. Copies are also available for inspection at Warrnambool City Council offices.

A final report containing the VEC’s recommendation to the Minister for Local Government is scheduled for release on Wednesday 18 November.

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