VEC Representational Review of Manningham begins
by JAMES POYNER
20th June 2019
THE VICTORIAN Electoral Commission (VEC) has begun its representational review of Manningham City Council.
Between now and October, members of the public will have their opportunity to have their say on the representational structure of Manningham Council.
The review will examine the following aspects of Council’s structure:
- The number of councillors.
- Whether the council should remain subdivided into wards.
- The number of wards, their boundaries and the number of councillors per ward.
Electoral Commissioner Warwick Gately says these reviews are an important way to ensure voters are represented fairly within the council structure.
“The opportunity to have your say doesn’t come around too often, so it’s important to have a broad range of community members contributing to the shape of their local democracy.
“If you are interested in the future electoral structure of your local area, I encourage you to get involved.
“Public submissions are a vital part of the review process, providing valuable local knowledge and perspectives,” he said.
Submission for the preliminary report will be accepted between Wednesday, June 26 and 5pm, Wednesday, July 24.
Information on how to submit can be found on the VEC website or will be listed in the July edition of the Diary.
On Monday, June 24, the VEC will be holding a public information session at the Manningham Civic Centre from 7pm.
Members of the public who wish to find out more before the purpose of this review and its processes are encouraged to attend.