| 12-Jul-2021 |
Victoria’s Electoral Boundaries Commission (EBC) released proposed new State electoral boundaries for public comment.
The EBC has been conducting a redivision of electoral boundaries for both Houses of State Parliament to ensure that each vote in Victorian State elections has an equal value and that each elector is represented equally in the Victorian Parliament.
Electoral Commissioner Warwick Gately, one of the three members of the EBC, was pleased with the level of community engagement in the initial consultation period and issued a further call for Victorians to have their say.
‘The EBC in December 2020 invited submissions from the public, and received 58 submissions – five from political parties, 15 from organisations and community groups and 38 from individuals,’ Mr Gately said.
‘Anyone interested in providing comment on the proposed boundaries should lodge a written submission before 5 pm Friday 30 July 2021.’
The proposed boundaries can be downloaded from the EBC website, ebc.vic.gov.au. Written submissions can also be lodged via the website.
The EBC will take account of suggestions and objections, and prepare final boundaries by late October 2021. These boundaries will take effect at the 2022 State election.