Greater Geelong City Council electoral structure consultation

Submissions have closed for community consultation about a new electoral structure for the Greater Geelong City Council.

The VEC is consulting with the Geelong community about a new electoral structure for the Greater Geelong City Council. A new structure will take effect at the general elections scheduled for October 2017.

Does the consultation look at the position of Mayor?

No—the question of how the Mayor is elected will be decided by State Parliament.

Key dates

Submissions open Friday 28 April
Deadline for response submissions 11.59 pm on Sunday 28 May
Public hearing 6.00 pm on Thursday 1 June
Release of final report Friday 9 June

Two models for consultation

The VEC has developed two electoral models, following a recommendation by the Geelong Citizens’ Jury, and is seeking public feedback on both of these models.

The Geelong Citizens’ Jury recommended a Council of 11 councillors, elected from:

  • three three-councillor wards, and
  • one two-councillor ward, which would be located in central Geelong.

Model 1
Greater Geelong City Council Model 1


Model 2
Greater Geelong City Council Model 1


Detailed versions of these maps are available.

Submissions

Submissions are now closed.

View submissions

Public hearing

People may request in their written submission to speak at a public hearing scheduled for 6.00 pm on Thursday 1 June in the Kardinia Room, Rydges Geelong, Corner Gheringhap and Myers Streets, Geelong (enter from Myers Street).

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