Have your say on Yarra Ranges boundaries

Proposed boundary changes within the Yarra Ranges Shire Council.

The community is invited to have its say on proposed adjustments to ward boundaries within the Yarra Ranges Shire Council.

The Victorian Electoral Commission (VEC) is reviewing the ward boundaries of the municipality.

Ward boundaries are adjusted so that the number of voters represented by each councillor is within 10 per cent of the local council average.

The review considers adjustments to the location of ward boundaries and will not consider the number of councillors or wards.

The VEC has proposed altering part of the ward boundaries of Billanook Ward, Chandler Ward, Chirnside Ward, Lyster Ward, Ryrie Ward and Streeton Ward.

Electoral Commissioner Warwick Gately encouraged community members to get involved by reviewing the report and making a submission.

“A subdivision review helps uphold the principle of one vote, one value at the local government level,” he said.

The VEC has released a preliminary report of the proposed changes and information on how to make a submission.

The report is available at vec.vic.gov.au or by calling 131 832.

Copies are also available for inspection at Yarra Ranges Shire Council offices.

A public hearing will be held at 5.30pm on Wednesday 25 March at Montrose Town Centre, 935 Mt Dandenong Tourist Road, Montrose for anyone who has requested to speak in support of their submission.

Submissions must reach the VEC by 5pm on 18 March this year.

Submissions can be made online at vec.vic.gov.au, by email to yarraranges.review@vec.vic.gov.au or by post to the Victorian Electoral Commission, Level 11, 530 Collins Street, Melbourne 3000.