City stresses need for electoral boundary changes

THE City of Wanneroo highlighted its predicted population growth in a submission on the State electoral boundary review.

Endorsed by the council on April 28, the submission by chief executive Daniel Simms outlined the proposed ward boundary changes recently endorsed by the council for the local government elections.

Mr Simms said the number of electors in the City would grow from 98,615 in 2015 to 122,725 in 2021.

He asked the electoral distribution commissioners to “ensure fair representation for the electors of the City of Wanneroo in the next State general election in March 2017”.

Preliminary observations in this review indicated the boundaries for the Butler, Girrawheen and Wanneroo seats would have to change. A public comment period will end on May 13. For more information, see www.|boundaries.wa.gov.au.