Southern Grampians Shire Council representation reviews

The VEC is conducting an electoral representation review of Southern Grampians Shire Council and is seeking community input.

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.

Key dates

Preliminary submissions open Wednesday 23 January 2019
Public information session 6.00 pm Thursday 24 January 2019
Preliminary submissions close 5.00 pm on Wednesday 20 February 2019
Release of preliminary report
Response submissions open
Wednesday 20 March 2019
Response submissions close 5.00 pm on 17 April 2019
Public hearing 6.00 pm Tuesday 23 April 2019
Scheduled release of final report Wednesday 15 May 2019

Have your say

Preliminary submissions are now open.

The VEC’s online submission tool will allow you to type in or upload a written submission. You can also use Boundary Builder, an interactive mapping submission application to define ward boundaries and councillor numbers.

Preliminary submissions close 5.00 pm on Wednesday 20 February 2019.

Submission guide

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