Review of Representation

Published on Thursday, 28 May 2020 at 5:59:03 AM

In accordance with Schedule 2.2(6) of the Local Government Act 1995 Council has resolved to undertake a review of its system of representation (May 2020 CMRef 0198). The purpose of the Review is to assess whether eight councillors and a no wards structure is still an appropriate situation for the Shire.

A Discussion Paper has been developed to assist the community in considering options and ideas as well as clarifying factors that will form part of the Review. A copy of the Discussion Paper is available Here.

Several factors will be considered as part of the review and will include:

  1. The advantages and disadvantages of reducing the number of councillors;
  2. The advantages and disadvantages of maintaining a no ward structure;
  3. The implications of any change to the councillor/elector ratio; and
  4. The cost of councillors.

Members of the community are invited to make written submissions about any aspect of the Review. All submissions will be presented to Council to inform and assist in its decision-making. 

Submissions are to be in writing and can be made either via the feedback form included in the Discussion Paper or otherwise in writing addressed to the Chief Executive Officer and be:

Emailed (preferred) to:
Hand Delivered to:                 13 Cottrell Street, Dowerin
Posted to:                               PO Box 111, Dowerin 6461

Submissions must be received by no later than 4.00pm on Monday 13 July 2020.  Late submissions will not be considered.

Rebecca McCall

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