Di­vi­sional rep­re­sen­ta­tion in the spot­light

Isis Town and Country - - News -

THE Elec­toral Com­mis­sion of Queens­land will hold a public meet­ing on Tues­day to as­sist public in­put into the pos­si­ble abol­ish­ment of coun­cil di­vi­sions.

The Bund­aberg Re­gional Coun­cil re­quested a vol­un­tary change to its elec­toral ar­range­ments by abol­ish­ing the elec­tion of coun­cil­lors by di­vi­sion in favour of elec­tion across the whole coun­cil area.

The Min­is­ter re­spon­si­ble for Lo­cal Gov­ern­ment has in turn re­ferred the mat­ter to the Change Com­mis­sion for in­de­pen­dent as­sess­ment.

The com­mis­sion in­vites writ­ten sub­mis­sions from in­ter­ested per­sons and bod­ies re­lat­ing to the coun­cil’s elec­toral ar­range­ments, to be lodged on or be­fore 5pm on Fri­day, May 22.

The public meet­ing will be held at 2pm and 6pm in Room 2R, in the School of Arts Build­ing on Bour­bong St.

For any as­sis­tance re­lated to the re­view mat­ter, please re­fer to the com­mis­sion’s web­site, or by con­tact­ing the com­mis­sion on 1300 881 665 for as­sis­tance.

If you wish to lodge a sub­mis­sion, please note that all sub­mis­sions will be pub­lished in their en­tirety (in­clud­ing name and ad­dress de­tails) on the Com­mis­sion’s web­site.

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