Following the Victorian Electoral Commission’s (VEC) Electoral Representation Review, wards will not be introduced in East Gippsland Shire.
The current representation model, where the shire is unsubdivided and all councillors represent the whole shire, will remain.
The Electoral Representation Review was held in 2019 as part of the VEC’s schedule for reviewing each council.
The review considered how many councillor positions are required for the Council; what electoral structure is suitable for the municipality; and where any ward boundaries should be located, if appropriate.
The review consisted of preliminary submissions from community members, organisations and Council. These submissions informed the VEC’s preliminary report which outlined a range of possible electoral structures.