Review of Ward Names, Boundaries and Councillor Representation Levels

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The City of Joondalup is reviewing its Ward boundaries and Councillor representation levels to ensure fair and equitable representation for the electors of the City of Joondalup. The City is required to undertake a review under the Local Government Act 1995 which evaluates the current arrangements and considers other options to find the system of representation that best reflects the characteristics of the City of Joondalup district and the community.

The City has prepared a discussion paper to assist the community in considering proposals and ideas. The discussion paper includes the following six options with different suburb configurations and Councillor numbers:

  • Option 1: Create six new Wards considering potential population growth and its effect on Councillor/elector ratios. There would be two Councillors per Ward.
  • Option 2: Create six new Wards considering potential population growth and its effect on Councillor/elector ratios. There would be two Councillors per Ward. This option has a greater north-south orientation as compared to Option 1.
  • Option 3: Create three new Wards based on major north-south orientated roads, community of interest factors and Councillor/elector ratios. There would be four Councillors per Ward.
  • Option 4: Create three new Wards with more distinctive north and south suburb groupings and considering community of interest factors, potential population growth and its effect on Councillor/elector ratios. There would be four Councillors per Ward.
  • Option 5: Create four new Wards with more distinctive north and south suburb groupings and considering community of interest factors, potential population growth and its effect on Councillor/elector ratios. There would be three Councillors per Ward.
  • Option 6: No Ward system. No Wards and all Councillors elected by all electors in the City of Joondalup.

To provide feedback, please complete the online submission form; hard-copy submission forms are available on request.

ONLINE SUBMISSION FORM

For further information, please review the Discussion Paper: Review of Ward Names, Boundaries and Councillor Representation Levels or contact the City’s Governance team.

Submissions accepted: Thursday 29 April 2021 – Friday 11 June 2021