During April/May 2023, an electoral representation advisory panel reviewed the electoral structure of Northern Grampians Shire Council and the preliminary report can be viewed here.
The panel made its final recommendation to the Minister for Local Government on Tuesday 9 May. We are waiting on an announcement of the outcome of the review.
Further information on the review can be found here.
The Local Government Act 2020 (the Act) introduced several changes, including to the electoral structures local councils must have. Throughout 2023–24, 39 Victorian local councils will undergo electoral structure or ward boundary reviews to ensure they comply with the Act.
Northern Grampians Shire Council is currently being reviewed by an independent electoral representation advisory panel, with administrative and technical support from the Victorian Electoral Commission (VEC). The panel will consider if the council:
- has an appropriate number of councillors
- should be one large unsubdivided area, or
- should be subdivided into wards.