Keep Boroondara local

Support 10 single-councillor wards 

The Victorian Electoral Commission (VEC) is reviewing the future structure of Boroondara’s electoral representation.

The VEC review will consider:

  • whether Boroondara has the appropriate number of councillors
  • whether Boroondara should remain subdivided into wards, or be unsubdivided
  • if subdivided, the number of wards, ward boundaries and the number of councillors per ward

Your participation in the review will strongly influence the future of our electoral structure. Your input is being sought via a process of public submissions. 

What is Council’s position?

Council supports single-councillor wards in the electoral representation for Boroondara and will make a submission to the VEC to retain Boroondara’s current 10 single-councillor wards structure.

We are seeking your support to retain Boroondara’s current 10 single-councillor wards structure.

Why did the Council choose this position?

A single-councillor ward structure is the most suitable structure for effective representation of constituents.

Benefits of single-councillor wards include:

  • elected representative is easy to access,
  • councillors who live locally,
  • local representatives who have a greater understanding of their local area and issues,
  • better representation of geographical communities of interest,
  • able to act for a diverse range of voices across our community, and are more accountable to you, and 
  • one primary point of contact ensuring a consistent approach.

Can I have a copy of Council’s submission?

Yes. Council has provided a submission and can be viewed on the VEC website.

For more information on Council’s submission, contact the Governance Department on 9278 4470.

Public participation

Review timeline

  • Wednesday 13 March 2019, 5pm - Close of preliminary submissions
  • Wednesday 10 April 2019 - Release of preliminary report 
  • Wednesday 8 May 2019, 5pm - Close of response submissions
  • Tuesday 14 May 2019, 6:30pm - Public hearing, Zelman Room at the Hawthorn Arts Centre, 360 Burwood Road, Hawthorn (if required) 
  • Wednesday 5 June 2019 - Release of final report

How can I be involved?

Members of the community can express their views by making a submission to the VEC.

Where do I send my submission?

Preliminary submissions can be sent to the VEC by:

Submissions must include the name, address and telephone contact number of the person making the submission. Without this information, the submission will not be accepted.

All submissions will be publicly available for viewing and downloading from the VEC website.

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