VEC: Nillumbik Representation Review
by James Poyner
4th June 2019
Final report released
The Victorian Electoral Commission(VEC) have released their final report and recommendation for the Nillumbik Shire Representation Review.
The review, a process which takes place every 12 years, aims to ensure residents in municipalities are fairly represented by local council.
Over the course of the process, which began in April, a total of 157 public submissions were received by the VEC across the Preliminary Submission and Response Submission phases.
In its Preliminary Report, the VEC’s preferred option was a multi-councillor, three-ward structure which would have seen the distinct urban and rural areas covered under their own ward.
However, in the Final Report, the VEC has recommended the Shire retains its current representation structure of seven wards with one councillor per ward, a decision which will be welcomed by Council who have been submitting for the status quo since this process began.
Read our full analysis of the Nillumbik Representation Review in June’s Diary, which will be available online on Monday.
Click here to read the Final Report.