Review of Wards and Councillor Numbers

Published on Wednesday, 18 May 2022 at 3:32:28 PM


The Shire of Waroona intends to carry out a Review of Wards and Councillor Numbers, as it is required to so do under the Local Government Act 1995.


Your submission is invited (under Clauses 6(2) and 7(1) of Schedule 2.2 of the Local Government Act 1995).   A Discussion Paper has been provided for information on the review and how you can respond.


Submissions may be made to the Shire of Waroona until 11th July 2022.


Why is a review of ward boundaries and Councillor Numbers necessary?

Under the Local Government Act 1995, all local governments are required to review their ward boundaries and elected member representation every eight years. The Shire of Waroona does not have wards and while it is not proposing to re-introduce wards, Local Government Acts provides for submissions to be received on whether a Shire should have wards.

The Shire is also seeking your feedback on the appropriate number of Councillors.


What is involved in a review?

Council resolved on 26 April 2022, to review its current ward boundaries and elected member representation.


The community must be consulted as part of the review process. To assist the community, Council has approved the release of the Review of Wards and Councillor Numbers for the Shire of Waroona – Discussion Paper, to be made available during a six-week consultation period.


The Discussion Paper can be accessed HERE or on our Facebook page, or from the Administration building at 52 Hesse Street.


It provides details of options for consideration:

  1. Retain the current number of Councillors at 8 (including the Shire President as a councillor)
  2. 7 Councillors
  3. 5 Councillors
  4. 10 Councillors


Council can consider options other than those specified in the Discussion Paper - including any the community may propose.


Results of public consultation will be taken into account when making a final recommendation to Council about ward boundaries.


Thank you for your participation.


Mark Goodlet


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