Electoral Review 2020

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Consultation has concluded

Council has prepared and endorsed the final recommendations to be presented to the Minister.

Click here to view the full report in the August Council Meeting agenda.

Council is required to undertake a review of its constitutional arrangements once every term of Council. Litchfield Council last conducted an electoral review in 2015.

Currently, the structure of Council is four wards with one Councillor per ward. This structure with the current ward boundaries has the South ward underrepresented compared to other wards.

The trend and density of the population has increased by almost 50% over the past 17 years, meaning the current Councillors are representing more people than ever before.

It is important for Council to consider community representation and consult with the constituents on how they could be better represented.

Councillors held workshops to develop the Electoral Review Discussion Paper which outlines Council's position on several areas relating to the electoral representation in Litchfield Council including;

1. Composition of Council, including number of Councillors and proposed ward structures;

2. Elector representation, ratio of electors to elected members; and

3. Ward representation, multi vs single member wards.

Read the Electoral Review Discussion Paper for more details on Council's recommendations.

Council would like feedback from the community with all submissions considered in the development of Council's recommendation to the NT Government.

Changes to the ward structure are a decision for the Minister for Local Government, Housing and Community Development, and if approved will come into effect after the next Local Government election, August 2021.

How to make comment on the Electoral Review Discussion Paper:

  • Online - below in the online form
  • Email - [email protected]
  • In Person - Litchfield Council Office, 7 Bees Creek Road, Freds Pass
  • By Mail - Attention: CEO Re: Electoral Review

Litchfield Council, PO Box 446, Humpty Doo NT 0836

The submission period closes Thursday 8 June 2020.

Council has prepared and endorsed the final recommendations to be presented to the Minister.

Click here to view the full report in the August Council Meeting agenda.

Council is required to undertake a review of its constitutional arrangements once every term of Council. Litchfield Council last conducted an electoral review in 2015.

Currently, the structure of Council is four wards with one Councillor per ward. This structure with the current ward boundaries has the South ward underrepresented compared to other wards.

The trend and density of the population has increased by almost 50% over the past 17 years, meaning the current Councillors are representing more people than ever before.

It is important for Council to consider community representation and consult with the constituents on how they could be better represented.

Councillors held workshops to develop the Electoral Review Discussion Paper which outlines Council's position on several areas relating to the electoral representation in Litchfield Council including;

1. Composition of Council, including number of Councillors and proposed ward structures;

2. Elector representation, ratio of electors to elected members; and

3. Ward representation, multi vs single member wards.

Read the Electoral Review Discussion Paper for more details on Council's recommendations.

Council would like feedback from the community with all submissions considered in the development of Council's recommendation to the NT Government.

Changes to the ward structure are a decision for the Minister for Local Government, Housing and Community Development, and if approved will come into effect after the next Local Government election, August 2021.

How to make comment on the Electoral Review Discussion Paper:

  • Online - below in the online form
  • Email - [email protected]
  • In Person - Litchfield Council Office, 7 Bees Creek Road, Freds Pass
  • By Mail - Attention: CEO Re: Electoral Review

Litchfield Council, PO Box 446, Humpty Doo NT 0836

The submission period closes Thursday 8 June 2020.