WOLLONGONG 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.
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