Australian Electoral Commissioner Tom Rogers is inviting members of the public to submit written suggestions about the redistribution of federal electoral boundaries in Western Australia.
Mr Rogers said interested individuals and organisations could provide written suggestions and comments on these suggestions about the redistribution, which will see Western Australia increase its representation from 15 to 16 federal electoral divisions.
“Written suggestions must be received by the Redistribution Committee for Western Australia by6pm AWST Friday 10 April 2015 to allow them to be considered.”
Mr Rogers said in making its proposal of revised electoral boundaries, the Committee must ensure that the number of electors in each division meets strict numerical criteria.
"In addition, the Committee will consider communities of interest, means of communications and travel, and the physical features and area of the proposed divisions.”
Further information about the redistribution process, including guidelines for making submissions, is available on the AEC website at www.aec.gov.au/Electorates/Redistributions.
The best way to lodge a submission with the Redistribution Committee is via the AEC website at www.aec.gov.au/wa-redistribution. Suggestions and comments can also be submitted:
- by email to FedRedistribution-WA@aec.gov.au;
- in person to Level 13, 200 St Georges Terrace, Perth, WA, 6000;
- by mail to PO Box 7081, Cloisters Square PO, WA, 6850; or
- by fax to 08 6363 8016;.
The Committee will continue its consultation process by making all suggestions received available for public inspection from Monday 13 April 2015. The public will then have until 6pm AWST on Friday 24 April 2015 to lodge any written comments they may have on the suggestions.