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Report - preliminary

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The 2022 Local Government Representation Committee (the committee) has undertaken the first proposed reviews of representation in the Territory’s local government councils in accordance with Part 3.2 of the Local Government Act 2019 (the Act).

The committee may determine in accordance with section 28 of the Act the ward structure of local government areas. Before making a determination, the committee must undertake the following requirements:

  • invite written submissions from councils and the public no later than 10 months after the election day for a general election.
  • allow at least 60 days after the invitation to receive submissions
  • consider received submissions
  • publish a preliminary report on its website of its determinations
  • invite written submissions from councils and the public on the preliminary report
  • allow at least 60 days after the invitation to receive submissions
  • consider received submissions
  • publish a final report on its website.

In compliance with section 30(c) (ii) of the Act, the committee’s initial report must be published along with maps showing the boundaries and representation of the first proposed reviews.

The committee now invites written submissions on this preliminary report. Submissions must be made by close of business on 4 November 2022. Details on how to lodge a submission are provided at section 6 of this report.