Seeking public comment re proposal to alter Ward Boundaries
Under section 211 of the Local Government Act 1993 (LG Act) a council must keep ward boundaries under review. If a review is undertaken and the difference between the number of electors of the highest ward and the lowest ward is greater than 10%, the ward boundaries must be altered.
A council must also consult with the NSW Electoral Commission and the Australian Statistician before altering ward boundaries and publicly exhibit the proposal.
Population growth in the Greater Hume local government area has resulted in the variance of ward boundaries to exceed 10%.
Council considered the issue at the July Council meeting, and has resolved to seek public comment in relation to the proposal to alter ward boundaries. The proposal includes attributes of the proposal to alter boundaries, and the advantages and disadvantages under consideration.
You can view the proposal(PDF, 304KB) and map(PDF, 1MB) or view the documents in person at any Council office.
Council has resolved to hold a constitutional referendum at the 2020 local government elections to consider whether the Council area should continue to be divided into wards.
Regardless the existing ward boundaries will still be required to be reviewed and altered to ensure compliance with the LG Act for the 2020 local government elections.
Comments can be lodged via the Council’s website Have Your Say portal , or via email to email@example.com. You can also write to the General Manager, P O Box 99, Holbrook, NSW 2644.
You can comment on the proposal to alter ward boundaries until 5pm Monday, 9 September 2019.