Structure of East Gipps Shire to be reviewed
For the first time since 2007 the East Gippsland community has an opportunity to have its say on the structure of East Gippsland Shire Council when a review begins next Wednesday.
The review, undertaken by the Victorian Electoral Commission (VEC), is known as an electoral representation review and will examine East Gippsland Shire Council’s electoral structure, including:
the number of councillors
whether the council should be subdivided into wards
if subdivided, the number of wards, ward boundaries, and the number of councillors per ward.
The review will not consider a council’s external boundaries or whether it should be combined with another council (or separated).
Reviews are generally required at least every 12 years and, according to Electoral Commissioner Warwick Gately AM, are an important way of ensuring all voters are represented in a fair and equitable way.