Divisional boundary reviews
Divisional boundaries are reviewed in the year before the Local Government Quadrennial Elections, as required by law.
Each council division is required to have relatively the same number of electors so that each person's vote carries the same weight (one vote, one value). This is known as a 'reasonable proportion of electors' (quota).
Reasonable Proportion of Electors (quota)
As Queensland's population grows and shifts, the number of voters in each local government area (council) changes.
Councils must review enrolment within their divisions and notify the Local Government Minister and the Electoral Commissioner of the results no later than:
- Brisbane City Council - 1 October, two years before the Local Government Quadrennial Elections.
- Other divided councils (except Indigenous regional councils) - 1 March, the year before the Local Government Quadrennial Elections.
To determine the quota, divide the total number of enrolled electors in a local government area by the number of councillors (excluding the mayor). A tolerance of either 10% or 20% is allowed depending on the number of electors:
- For a local government area with more than 10,000 electors: 10%
- For any other local government area: 20%
2019 Divisional Boundary Reviews
|Local Government Area/s||Status|
|1||Brisbane City Council||Proposal being developed|
|2||Cassowary Coast Regional Council||Proposal published. Comments closed.|
|3||Fraser Coast Regional Council||Final boundaries being deliberated|
|4||Gold Coast City Council||Proposal published. Comments closed.|
|5||Gympie Regional Council||Proposal being developed|
|6||Ipswich City Council||Proposal published. Comments invited.|
|7||Isaac Regional Council||Proposal published. Comments closed.|
|8||Logan City Council||Suggestions closed|
|9||Moreton Bay Regional Council||Proposal being developed|
|10||Redland City Council||Proposal being developed|
|11||Rockhampton Regional Council||Suggestions closed|
|12||Scenic Rim Regional Council||Final boundaries being deliberated|
|13||South Burnett Regional Council||Final boundaries being deliberated|
|14||Sunshine Coast Regional Council||Suggestions closed|
|15||Tablelands Regional Council||Suggestions closed|
|16||Townsville City Council||Suggestions closed|
|17||Whitsunday Regional Council||Suggestions closed|