Electoral Commission Queensland

Review of divided councils

The Local Government Change Commission is responsible for the review of local government changes including internal and external electoral boundaries and electoral arrangements. 

The Local Government Act 2009 requires that council provides a report to the Commissioner and Minister for Local Government detailing the number of divisions meeting the required proportion of electors. In accordance with legislation, this report must be provided prior to 1 March in the year preceding a quadrennial election. 

Review of divided councils 2015

The Minister referred sixteen councils to the Change Commission for review. A review of these councils has now been completed and final determination reports have been forwarded to the Department of Infrastructure Local Government and Planning for implementation by regulation by the Governor in Council. 

Detailed information including reference material, determination reports and maps can be found in the table below. 

Council Status Commencement
Close Date
Banana ShireClosed01/05/201528/08/2015
Brisbane CityClosed04/07/201528/08/2015
Bundaberg Regional Closed01/05/2015 25/09/2015
Cairns RegionalClosed15/05/201516/10/2015
Fraser Coast Regional Closed08/05/201518/09/2015
Ipswich City Closed01/05/201518/09/2015
Isaac RegionalClosed15/05/201516/10/2015
Logan CityClosed15/05/201509/10/2015
Moreton Bay Regional Closed01/05/201518/09/2015
Redland City Closed15/05/201516/10/2015
Rockhampton RegionalClosed08/05/201525/09/2015
Scenic Rim RegionalClosed08/05/201518/09/2015
Sunshine Coast Regional Closed08/05/201518/09/2015
Tablelands RegionalClosed01/05/201518/09/2015
Townsville City Closed08/05/2015 09/10/2015
Whitsunday Regional Closed 15/05/201502/10/2015