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LOCAL GOVERNMENT ACT 2009 - SECT 15

Division of local government areas

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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