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VEC seek comment on proposed electoral structures of Mansfield Shire Council

Date: 
Thursday, 30 January, 2020 - 09:00
Category: 
Community

The Victorian Electoral Commission (VEC) is reviewing the electoral structure of Mansfield Shire Council to ensure it provides fair and equitable representation for all voters.

Following preliminary submissions from the local community and the VEC’s own research, the VEC has produced a preliminary report with three proposed options for the electoral structure of Mansfield Shire Council.

Mansfield Shire Council currently has five Councillors elected from four wards (one two-Councillor ward and three single-Councillor wards).  

The report presents three proposed options:

  • Option A - five councillors elected from four wards with adjustments to the current ward boundaries (one two-councillor ward and three single-councillor wards).
  • Option B - five councillors elected from an unsubdivided electoral structure.
  • Option C - seven councillors elected from an unsubdivided electoral structure.

The report is available:

  • online at vec.vic.gov.au
  • by calling 131 832 or
  • from the municipal office during business hours (Council copies are not available to be taken away).

You can have your say on the options in the report by making a submission to the VEC.

Submissions must reach the VEC by 5.00pm on Wednesday, 26 February 2020.

Submissions can be made:

A public hearing is scheduled for Monday, 2 March 2020 commencing at 5.30pm in the Council Chamber where you may speak in support of your submission.

To find out more about the review process, visit vec.vic.gov.au or call 131 832.

 

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Last Updated: Thursday, 30 January, 2020 - 11:53