THE number of councillors sitting on Frankston Council could shrink from nine to eight at the next local government election.
A review is currently underway on the structure of Frankston Council. Its ward boundaries will be redrawn, and single-member wards will be used going forward. Currently three councillors each are selected across three wards.
A preliminary report has put forward three models for public consultation. One of those models consists of eight wards, which would reduce Frankston Council’s size.
The electoral structure review is held by a panel appointed by the state government’s local government minister. The Victorian Electoral Commission says that the change to single member wards was mandated in the Local Government Act 2020. (“Council election undergoing change” The Times 27/6/23)
To view the report and make a submission visit vec.vic.gov.au/electoral-boundaries/council-reviews/electoral-structure-reviews/frankston by 2 August.
First published in the Frankston Times – 25th July 2023