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LOCAL GOVERNMENT ACT 2009 - SECT 15

**Division of local government areas**
(1) Each division of a local government area must have a
reasonable proportion of electors.

(2) A

**"reasonable proportion of electors" **is the number of electors that is worked
out by dividing the total number of electors in the local government area (as
nearly as can be found out) by the number of councillors (other than the
mayor), plus or minus— (a) for a local government area with more than 10,000
electors—10%; or

(b) for any other local government area—20%.

*Example— * 1 If the total number of electors in the
local government area is 15,000, and the number of councillors (other than the
mayor) is 5, the reasonable proportion of electors is 3,000 (i.e. 15,000
divided by 5) plus or minus 10%, i.e. between 2,700 and 3,300 electors.

2 If
the total number of electors in the local government area is 5,000, and the
number of councillors (other than the mayor) is 5, the
reasonable proportion of electors is 1,000 (i.e. 5,000 divided by 5) plus or
minus 20%, i.e. between 800 and 1,200 electors.

(3) When changing the
divisions of a local government area, the reasonable proportion of electors
must be worked out as near as practicable to the time when the change is to
happen.

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