Locals are being asked to comment on proposed divisional boundary changes for Isaac Regional Council as part of a review of electoral boundaries ahead of the 2024 local government elections.
The area is one of four that’s been referred to the Local Government Change Commission (Change Commission) for divisional boundary reviews by the Deputy Premier and Minister for Local Government.
“Divisional boundaries are reviewed in the year before the local government elections to make sure each person’s vote has the same value,” Electoral Commissioner Pat Vidgen says.
“Each council division is required to have relatively the same number of electors, so that each person’s vote carries the same weight.
“The Change Commission considers a range of factors when preparing new divisional boundaries. These factors may include council and community views, future population projections and local geography.
“Public feedback is an important part of the assessment process, and this is the community’s chance to voice their opinions. Electors in each local government area who have their email addresses listed on the electoral roll will receive an email informing them of the boundary review.”
Maps with proposed new boundaries have been prepared by the Change Commission for people in these local government areas to consider before having their say. To see the proposed new boundaries, go to the ECQ website.
Public consultation opens at 9am on Monday 31 July and closes at 9am on Monday 14 August.
Written submissions are accepted through the ECQ website www.ecq.gov.au, by email to firstname.lastname@example.org or through the post to Change Commission GPO Box 1393 Brisbane Queensland 4001.