WITH the Local Government Elections next year, Wollongong City Council is reviewing ward boundaries.
As a consequence of a growing city, the boundaries of Wollongong’s Local Government Area need altering to balance the number of people living within each of the three wards.
Ward 1 covers from Helensburgh south to North Wollongong, Ward 2 is Wollongong in the east to Mt Keira/Mt Kembla in the west and goes as far south as Unanderra. Ward 3 covers Port Kembla to Yallah and west to Wongawilli and the escarpment.
Wollongong City Council Director Corporate Services Renee Campbell said the changes to the boundary between Wards 1 and 2 will affect a small number of residents in North Wollongong, Fairy Meadow and Balgownie.
“The NSW Electoral Commission allows up to a 10 per cent variance in the number of registered voters in each Ward,” she said.
“The growth between our Wards in recent years has seen us have up to a 12 per cent variance between Wards 1 and 3 and that’s why we’re proposing these changes.
“Our community has a chance to provide feedback on these changes and are able to do that through Council’s website or by picking up a feedback form through Council’s Customer Service or in one of our branch libraries.”
Feedback must be received by 5pm on Tuesday November 5 2019. Details of the proposed ward boundary plan and FAQs are available at Council’s Administration Building, and in our branch libraries.
If you would like to make a submission, fill out a feedback form on Council’s website or write to Michelle Martin, Governance and Risk Manager, Wollongong City Council, Locked Bag 8821, Wollongong DC NSW 2500.