Divisional representation in the spotlight
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.