Council endorses a change in ward one boundaries

Wollongong City from escarpmentWOLLONGONG City Council is proposing to adjust  the boundary between Ward 1 and 2 in preparation for the local government elections to be held in September 2020.

Council says the change is assure there’s a balanced number of people living within each of the city’s three wards.

The changes to the boundary between Wards 1 and 2 will affect a small number of residents in North Wollongong, Fairy Meadow and Balgownie.

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.

Council endorsed the proposed Ward boundary on Monday November 18 and will now send the proposal to the NSW Electoral Commissioner for approval.

Under the proposed new Wards, Ward 1 will include 52,293 people, Ward 2 includes 50,613 and Ward 3 includes 49,965. The number of people of voting age within each of the Wards is within the 10 per cent margin permitted by the NSW Electoral Commission.

About Mick Roberts

A journalist, writer and historian, Mick Roberts specialises in Australian cultural history, particularly associated with the Australian hotel and liquor industry. Mick has had an interest in revealing the colourful story of pubs, inns and associated industries in Australia for over 30 years. He is currently working on a comprehensive history of the hotel and liquor industry in the Illawarra region of NSW. Besides writing a number of history books, Mick has owned and managed several community newspapers. He was one time editor of the Wollongong Northern News, The Bulli Times, The Northern Times, The Northern Leader and The Local - all located in the Wollongong region. As a journalist he has worked for Rural Press, Cumberland (News Limited), Sydney based, City News, and Torch Publications based in Canterbury Bankstown, NSW. He currently calls the inner-Sydney suburb of Surry Hills home.


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