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Shire to review wards and representation

The Shire of East Pilbara is seeking input from the community about a review of its wards and representation.
"As a local government with ward representation, the Shire of East Pilbara is required to carry out reviews of its ward boundaries and the number of Councillors representing each ward. These reviews need to be conducted every eight years and the Shire undertook one of these reviews three years ago," said Shire President Lynne Craigie.

"However, with the new Chief Executive Officer and a focus on reviewing our governance processes, the Council has decided to undertake a further review in preparation for the 2019 Local Government elections. To help us do this successfully, we are asking our residents to review a discussion paper we have developed which will be available for comment over the next six weeks."

"Our job at Council is to represent the people of our community, therefore it would be great to hear your thoughts about how our wards and representation are structured and how we should move forward," she added.

The Shire of East Pilbara Council is currently made up of 11 Councillors representing the following six wards:
•          North Ward
•          North West Ward
•          South Ward
•          Central Ward
•          Lower Central Ward
•          East Ward

The Shire has developed a discussion paper to support a six week public submission period and can be viewed on our website or requested from the Shire offices.

Following the advertising period, a report will be prepared incorporating a record of any public submissions and submitted to the Council for consideration.
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