Change is in the air for our Lo­cal Gov­ern­ment di­vi­sions

Whitsunday Times - - LOCAL NEWS -

THE Whit­sun­days is grow­ing and the num­bers for our Lo­cal Gov­ern­ment di­vi­sions no longer add up.

If you live in Can­non­vale you’re part of the fastest grow­ing di­vi­sion and if you live in Air­lie Beach you’re not much fur­ther be­hind.

Whit­sun­day Re­gional Coun­cil’s CEO Scott Wa­ters said the six Whit­sun­day divi- sion were de­signed to have a me­dian num­ber of 3396 elec­tors in each but that Can­non­vale or Di­vi­sion 2, was now “over quota quite con­sid­er­ably”.

“And this hap­pens – we’re not the only Lo­cal Gov­ern­ment area to ex­pe­ri­ence growth,” he ex­plained. The ques­tion is what we now do about it.

At yes­ter­day’s Coun­cil meet­ing in Collinsville, Coun­cil re­solved to rec­om­mend that new di­vi­sional bound­aries were in­stated. The mo­tion was car­ried nar­rowly, with Crs Whit­ney, Clif­ford, Collins and Atkin­son for it and Crs Clark, Will­cox and Ramage against. Sub­mis­sions can be made to the elec­toral com­mis­sion un­til June 5.

CHANG­ING LINES: Deputy Mayor An­drew Will­cox held an in­for­ma­tion ses­sion for his elec­tors on Mon­day morn­ing.

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