People in the Isaac, Bundaberg, Fraser Coast and Tablelands Regional Council areas have had their say on divisional boundary reviews being conducted by the Local Government Change Commission (Change Commission).
There was strong interest from the public during the consultation period, with a significant number of submissions received.
“We are pleased with the public response to the process, with approximately 150 submissions received across all four reviews by the close of the public consultation at 9 am this morning [Monday 14 August],” Electoral Commissioner Pat Vidgen said.
“We will now review and consider all submissions made before making them public on the ECQ website.”
The four local government areas were referred to the Change Commission for divisional boundary reviews by the Deputy Premier and Minister for Local Government in March and April 2023.
“Divisional boundaries are reviewed in the year before the local government elections to make sure each person’s vote has the same value.
“Public feedback is an important part of the assessment process, and that is why the Change Commission directly contacted electors in these local government areas asking them to participate, as well as advertising locally and engaging with the media on divisional boundary reviews.”
The Change Commission will finalise and publish its reports on the divisional boundary reviews later this year.