Reviewing our ward boundaries

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Consultation has concluded

The Ward Boundary Plan was endorsed by Council on Monday 25 September 2023.

Thank you to everyone who provided feedback for our review of ward boundaries. Submissions closed on Wednesday 6 September 2023.

The NSW Local Government Act 1993 (the Act) requires councils to review ward boundaries to ensure that the difference in the number of electors across each ward does not exceed 10 per cent.

An August 2022 review of NSW Electoral Commission data identified a need for Lake Macquarie City Council to alter our ward boundaries to rectify a 11.28 per cent variance. The latest available data indicates this variance has grown to 13.49 percent.

Under the Act, any alterations to ward boundaries must be finalised 10 months before the closing date for the next ordinary election (September 2024).

We have developed a Ward Boundary Plan to help our community understand the proposed alterations to ward boundaries and how it may affect them. The proposed alterations outlined in this plan will bring our three wards – East, North and West – back within 10 per cent or less variance.

https://shape.lakemac.com.au/86698/widgets/411638/documents/269324

The Ward Boundary Plan was endorsed by Council on Monday 25 September 2023.

Thank you to everyone who provided feedback for our review of ward boundaries. Submissions closed on Wednesday 6 September 2023.

The NSW Local Government Act 1993 (the Act) requires councils to review ward boundaries to ensure that the difference in the number of electors across each ward does not exceed 10 per cent.

An August 2022 review of NSW Electoral Commission data identified a need for Lake Macquarie City Council to alter our ward boundaries to rectify a 11.28 per cent variance. The latest available data indicates this variance has grown to 13.49 percent.

Under the Act, any alterations to ward boundaries must be finalised 10 months before the closing date for the next ordinary election (September 2024).

We have developed a Ward Boundary Plan to help our community understand the proposed alterations to ward boundaries and how it may affect them. The proposed alterations outlined in this plan will bring our three wards – East, North and West – back within 10 per cent or less variance.

https://shape.lakemac.com.au/86698/widgets/411638/documents/269324