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Reasons why to lodge a submission

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Representation reviews are an important part of democracy. They aim to ensure that all voters in a local government area are fairly represented.

Input from councils, elected and prospective councillors, other local government stakeholders, and other individuals (constituents, voters, local business owners and the general public) assist the committee in understanding local issues.

This provides the committee with the views of those likely to be impacted by its decisions, potentially raise issues not considered by the committee, and often raises awareness of local issues in general.

Making an informed submission

To assist stakeholders and the public in developing their submissions, the following information is available below or as an appendix to the information guide:

Local government area Areas of focus
Alice Springs Town Council Possible introduction of wards to improve representation
Barkly Regional Council No identified areas of focus
Belyuen Community Government Council High number of representatives given the small population
Central Desert Regional Council Representation in Akityarre ward - is there too many representatives for the population and number of electors?
Coomalie Community Government Council   High number of members given the small population
Darwin, City of No identified areas of focus
East Arnhem Regional Council Progress towards creation of separate Anindilyakwa regional council already started - how will this impact remaining wards?
Katherine Town Council Possible introduction of wards to improve representation
Litchfield Council No identified areas of focus
MacDonnell Regional Council No identified areas of focus
Palmerston, City of Possible introduction of wards to improve representation
Roper Gulf Regional Council Jodetluk community is located within boundary of Katherine Town Council but representation is via Roper Gulf Regional Council 
Tiwi Islands Regional Council No identified areas of focus
Victoria Daly Regional Council No identified areas of focus
Wagait Shire Council No identified areas of focus
West Arnhem Regional Council No identified areas of focus
West Daly Regional Council
  • Tyemirri Ward has small enrolment numbers (98), the smallest of all Northern Territory local government wards
  • Emu Point homeland has links with Peppimenarti community, but they are in different wards