Victor extends Elector Review

20/02/2019 Posted by admin

City of Victor Harbor mayor Graham Philp.VICTOR HARBOR –The second round of public consultation for the City of Victor Harbor’s elector representation review has been extended to Friday, February 10.
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While the consultation was initially due to close on Friday, January 20, council had to extend the consultation period because of a bungle in the distribution of feedback forms.

At its October meeting elected members supported the second round of consultation to include a mail out to all residents and ratepayers, which was not done.

The Victor Harbor Community Action Group (VHCAG) saidproblems emerged regarding the delay in letter boxing the feedback forms to 5211 postcode areas.

“We have asked our elected representatives, that you direct the CEO to grant a two week extension of time,” VHCAG spokesperson said.

“TheVHCAG is considering submitting a formal complaint to the Electoral Commission and the Minister for Local Government about the way this process has been conducted.”

City of Victor Harbor mayor Graham Philp said council has received a clear message from thecommunity that they want more time to consider the elector representation review proposal before providing their feedback.

The City of Victor Harbor is seeking community feedback on council’s representation structure.

The elector representation review looks at the council’s representation composition and structure, and considers whether any changes would provide greater benefit to the community.Key points to be decided are the retention of a mayor or have a chairperson, have wards or no wards and how many councillors.

“It is all about the community and how they want to be represented at a local government level,” Mr Philp said.

“It is really important we hear from as many people as possible so council can be sure the decision we make will be best for our broader community.”

To take part in the consultation period or for more information visit梧桐夜网论坛 oratthe Civic Centre to collect feedback forms or contact8551 0500.

All councils are required to review their elector representation periodically. This generally occurs every eight years.

The City of Victor Harbor commenced its current review in May 2016 and stage 1 had 317 submissions with most supporting the election of a mayor and for the council to be divided into wards.

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