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