External boundary & electoral arrangement reviews

The Change Commission is responsible for assessing whether proposed changes to external boundaries or electoral arrangements are in the public interest.

There is no legislated date for this type of review to be referred to, or considered by the Change Commission. The timing of these reviews is subject to a range of factors such as the complexity of the proposal and public consultation requirements.

Please note: the Change Commission is legally required to address enrolment quotas in divided councils in the year before the Local Government Quadrennial Elections. Hence divisional boundary reviews must be prioritised in 2019.

Current or recently finalised reviews

The Change Commission has received the following proposals for independent assessment.

Local Government Area/sType of ReviewStatus

2018 Toowoomba Regional Council and South Burnett Regional Council - Final Determination Report PDF (11.33 MB)

External boundary reviewFinalised

2019 Cloncurry Shire Council - Final Determination Report PDF (4.75 MB)

Electoral arrangement reviewFinalised

For further information please email LGboundaries@ecq.qld.gov.au or call 1300 881 665.

Previous External Boundary and Electoral Arrangement Reviews

The Change Commission also assessed the external boundaries and electoral arrangements of the council's listed below:

2017 Addendum - Barcoo, Bulloo, Paroo and Quilpie Shire Councils   PDF (12.2 MB)
2016 Aurukun Shire Council and Cook Shire Council   PDF (1.05 MB)
2016 Maranoa Regional Council and Western Downs Regional Council   PDF (2.22 MB)
2015 Goondiwindi and Western Downs Regional    PDF (2.43 MB)
2015 Brisbane City and Moreton Bay Regional Council   PDF (3.23 MB)
2015 Bundaberg Regional Council  PDF (0.54 MB)
2015 Cook Shire Council and Lockhart River Aboriginal Shire Council  PDF (1.81 MB)
2015 Balonne Shire, Maranoa Regional Council And Western Downs Regional Council  PDF (2.45 MB)
2015 Tablelands Regional and Mareeba Shire Council   PDF (2.42 MB)
2014 Central Highlands Regional Council and Isaac Regional Council   PDF (2.12 MB)
2014 Toowoomba Regional Council and Southern Downs Regional Council   PDF (8.62 MB)
2011 Ipswich City Council and Somerset Regional Council  PDF (3.27 MB)
2011 Moreton Bay Regional Council and Sunshine Coast Regional Council   PDF (9.88 MB)
2011 Fraser Coast Regional Council and Gympie Regional Council    PDF (1.94 MB)
2011 Wujal Wujal Aboriginal Shire Council  PDF (1.68 MB)
2011 Fraser Coast Regional Council and Gympie Regional Council   PDF (0.18 MB)
2011 Barcaldine Regional Council and Blackall-Tambo Regional Council  PDF (0.59 MB)
2011 Gold Coast City Council and Logan City Council (Boomerang Island)   PDF (0.23 MB)
2011 Ipswich City Council and Somerset Regional Council PDF (0.48 MB)