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Geelong Closer To Strong Local Representation

22 June 2017

Geelong is another step closer to having the strong local Government it wants and deserves.

Minister for Local Government Natalie Hutchins today confirmed the electoral boundaries for the City of Greater Geelong.

Confirmation of the ward composition and boundaries follows the City of Greater Geelong Amendment Act 2017, which was passed by the Victorian Parliament earlier this month.

Once gazetted, the ward boundaries would be those recommended by the Victorian Electoral Commission from its independent electoral review of the council in 2016.

The Windermere ward will have two councillors and takes in the northern and part of the western area of the municipality, including Norlane, Corio and Lara.

The Brownbill ward will have three councillors and includes central Geelong up to Bell Park and south to the Barwon River.

The Bellarine ward extends from Moolap across the Bellarine peninsula and will be represented by three councillors.

The Kardinia ward will have three councillors and covers the south-west region, including Highton, Grovedale and Armstrong Creek.

The Andrews Labor Government also welcomed the release of the Geelong administrators report on their actions over the last 12 months.

The report shows that the Administrators have made considerable progress on the recommendations of the Commission of Inquiry, but there is still more to be done.

Elections for the new Geelong Council will be held on October 28 this year.

Quotes attributable to Minister for Local Government Natalie Hutchins

Finalising the ward boundaries brings us one step closer to the elections for the new Geelong Council and strong local representation.

“This has been a thorough process that is giving Geelong residents certainty about the future direction of their council.

“The Geelong administrators report shows that there has been lots of progress in the past year but there is still a lot of work to be done.”

Reviewed 19 August 2020

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