Colac Otway Shire Council representation reviews

The VEC is conducting an electoral representation review of Colac Otway 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

Public information session 29 and 31 January 2019
Preliminary submissions open Wednesday 30 January 2019
Preliminary submissions close 5.00 pm on Wednesday 27 February 2019
Release of preliminary report
Response submissions open
Wednesday 27 March 2019
Response submissions close 5.00 pm on Wednesday 24 April 2019
Public hearing 4.00 pm Tuesday 30 April 2019
Scheduled release of final report Wednesday 22 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 27 February 2019.

Submission guide

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

Date Submitter
1 February 2019 JEVONS, Colin - written submission (PDF, 11kB)
1 February 2019 JUDD, James - written submission (PDF, 579kB)
1 February 2019 LEORKE, Andrew - written submission (PDF, 522kB)
LEORKE, Andrew - mapping submission (KML, 294kB)
4 February 2019 COBB, Tim - written submission (PDF, 552kB)
COBB, Tim - mapping submission (KML, 212kB)
5 February 2019 TUCKER, Libby - written submission (PDF, 518kB)
5 February 2019 O'CARROLL, Brendan - written submission (PDF, 518kB)
5 February 2019 TUCKER, Jen - written submission (PDF, 558kB)
5 February 2019 TUCKER, John - written submission (PDF, 518kB)
6 February 2019 HOLMES, Jennifer - written submission (PDF, 519kB)
6 February 2019 ROBERTSON, Pete - written submission (PDF, 548kB)
7 February 2019 GEORGAKIS, John - written submission (PDF, 518kB)
7 February 2019 McCARTHY, Bill - written submission (PDF, 518kB)
9 February 2019 KOTB, Nasser - written submission (PDF, 516kB)
KOTB, Nasser - mapping submission (KML, 349kB)
9 February 2019 HARKIN, Christopher - written submission (PDF, 954kB)
10 February 2019 HILL, Graham - written submission (PDF, 566kB)
10 February 2019 LAWSON, Margaret - written submission (PDF, 519kB)
11 February 2019 SAS, Karlijn - written submission (PDF, 542kB)
SAS, Karlijn - mapping submission (KML, 184kB)
11 February 2019 MARRINER, Catherine - written submission (PDF, 522kB)
11 February 2019 STAHL, Brendon - written submission (PDF, 561kB)
15 February 2019 LEVAY, Veronica - written submission (PDF, 119kB)
15 February 2019 WEBBER, Tony - written submission (PDF, 3.2MB)
15 February 2019 FISHER, Abbey - written submission (PDF, 39kB)
17 February 2019 MCFARLANE, Paul - written submission (PDF, 42kB)
18 February 2019 KNOWLES, Robert - written submission (PDF, 41kB)

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.