The City of Karratha is undertaking a review of its current wards and elected member representation and is inviting the community to have its say.
Under the Local Government Act 1995, local governments are required to review their ward boundaries and representative Councillors at least every eight years. The last review was done in 2014.
The purpose of the review is to assess the current structure and arrangements and to evaluate a range of options to find a system of wards and representation that best suits the characteristics of the district and its people. Any of the following may be considered:
- Creating new wards in a district already divided into wards;
- Changing the boundaries of a ward;
- Abolishing any or all of the wards into which a district is divided;
- Changing the name of a district or a ward;
- Changing the number of offices of councillor on a council; and
- Specifying or changing the number of offices of councillor for a ward.
A discussion paper has been prepared that outlines the City’s current ward system, the review process and options for consideration.
Submissions can be made to the City of Karratha, PO Box 219, Karratha WA 6714 or email firstname.lastname@example.org no later than 11 November 2022.