East Gippsland Shire Council representation reviews

The VEC is conducting an electoral representation review of East Gippsland Shire Council.

The VEC has published a preliminary report and response submissions are open.

Representation reviews ensure all voters in a local council area have their concerns and interests fairly represented by their council.

What the review will cover

The review examines:

  • whether a local council has the appropriate number of councillors
  • whether the local council should be unsubdivided, with councillors elected from the whole local council, or subdivided into wards
  • if subdivided, the number of wards, ward boundaries and the number of councillors per ward.

Preliminary report

A preliminary report is available for this review.

Key dates

Public information sessions 13 and 14 February 2019
Preliminary submissions open Wednesday 13 February 2019
Preliminary submissions close 5.00 pm on Wednesday 13 March 2019
Release of preliminary report
Response submissions open
Wednesday 10 April 2019
Response submissions close 5.00 pm on 8 May 2019
Public hearing 7.00 pm on 15 May 2019
Scheduled release of final report Wednesday 5 June 2019

Have your say

Submissions in response to the preliminary report are now open.

Response submissions close 5.00 pm on Wednesday 8 May 2019.

Submissions must address the proposed option(s) detailed in the preliminary report.

Public hearing

People and organisations who submit a response to the preliminary report can request to speak in support of their submission at a public hearing.

The public hearing will take place at 7.00 pm on Wednesday 15 May at Council Chambers, Bairnsdale Corporate Centre, 273 Main Street, Bairnsdale.

The hearing will not be held if there are no requests to speak.

Date Submitter
11 April 2019 MCCORMACK, Shayne - written submission (PDF, 39kB)

Disclaimer: the views expressed in submissions are those of the authors and do not reflect the views of the Victorian Electoral Commission.

If you would like to receive any of these files in a different format, please email the representation reviews team.

Date Submitter
24 February 2019 ROSE, Lionel - written submission (PDF, 543kB)
1 March 2019 MARTIN, Helen - written submission (PDF, 523kB)
4 March 2019 MEEHAN, Colleen - written submission (PDF, 573kB)
5 March 2019 GIDDINGS, Peter - written submission (PDF, 46kB)
GIDDINGS, Peter - mapping submission (KML, 968kB)
6 March 2019 LUHRS, Ronald - written submission (PDF, 82kB)
7 March 2019 COLEBATCH, Dr Hal - written submission (PDF, 431kB)
9 March 2019 SAUNDERS, Ernie - written submission (PDF, 519kB)
10 March 2019 FOSKEY, Deb - written submission (PDF, 528kB)
10 March 2019 Friends of Mallacoota - written submission (PDF, 524kB)
11 March 2019 Proportional Representation Society of Australia (Victoria-Tasmania) - written submission (PDF, 181kB)
11 March 2019 Newlands Arm Residents and Ratepayers Ass Inc - written submission (PDF, 522kB)
12 March 2019 BUCKLEY, Sonia - written submission (PDF, 521kB)
12 March 2019 GAMBLE, Bill - written submission (PDF, 519kB)
12 March 2019 MEADE, Anthony - written submission (PDF, 524kB)
12 March 2019 HOLL, Doug - written submission (PDF, 521kB)
12 March 2019 ROTHE, Gilbert - written submission (PDF, 41kB)
12 March 2019 COLEBATCH, Dr Hal - written submission (PDF, 41kB)
COLEBATCH, Dr Hal - mapping submission (KML, 933kB)
12 March 2019 East Gippsland Shire Council - written submission (PDF, 974kB)
12 March 2019 BRYANT, Peter - written submission (PDF, 72kB)
13 March 2019 Lakes Entrance Action and Development Association - written submission (PDF, 525kB)
13 March 2019 MARTIN, Kieran and Rosemary - written submission (PDF, 547kB)
13 March 2019 SEYMOUR, Roslyn - written submission (PDF, 539kB)
13 March 2019 WAGNER, Jeanette - written submission (PDF, 45kB)
13 March 2019 KIMM, Joan - written submission (PDF, 532kB)
13 March 2019 George Neophytou Law Pty Ltd - written submission (PDF, 3.6MB)

To open KML format files, you will need Geographic Information Systems software such as Google Earth (requires Google Chrome).

Disclaimer: the views expressed in submissions are those of the authors and do not reflect the views of the Victorian Electoral Commission.

If you would like to receive any of these files in a different format, please email the representation reviews team.

Preliminary report maps

Option A:

Option B:

Option C:

Please note: TAB and KMZ formats are spatial data files that require Geographic Information Systems (GIS) software to view. TAB can be opened with MapInfo and KMZ can be opened with Google Earth.

Voter numbers by locality

East Gippsland Shire Council - voter numbers by locality (PDF, 1.9MB)

2019 representation review submission guide

The guide outlines the range of issues you can address and includes important council information and examples.