Loddon Shire is one of 10 local councils that will undergo ward boundary reviews to make sure voters are represented equally at the next local council election.
The Victorian Electoral Commission (VEC) has been asked by the Minister for Local Government, Melissa Horne, to carry out the reviews as the councils under review have one or more wards where the number of voters per councillor is forecast to be outside the legislated +/-10% window at the next local council election.
After the VEC finishes its review, the minister will decide whether to accept its recommendations.
Loddon Shire Council’s information session will be held with Murrindindi Shire and Pyrenees Shire Council at the following times:
- Public information sessions: noon on Monday 19 and Tuesday 20 February
- Public submissions open: 9 am on Wednesday 21 February
- Public submissions close: 5 pm on Wednesday 13 March
The VEC will share options in a preliminary report and encourages all Victorians, particularly those in the local council areas under review, to have their say in a public submission.
People interested in submitting can share their views and draw a map of their preferred ward boundaries online. The public submission tool will be available on the VEC website at vec.vic.gov.au from Wednesday 14 February.