Public suggestions for redistribution of ACT electoral boundaries available for comment

Published 5 Dec 2014

The second stage in the process of reviewing the ACT Legislative Assembly's electoral boundaries starts today with the release of public suggestions, the ACT Electoral Commissioner, Phillip Green, said today.

A total of 56 suggestions has been received by the Redistribution Committee. These are available for public inspection on this site and the ACT Electoral Commission's office at Ground Floor, North Building, London Circuit, Civic Square, ACT.

Members of the public are invited to make written comments on suggestions to the Redistribution Committee. Comments should be lodged via this site or by email to by Thursday 18 December 2014.

After the close of the comments period, the Redistribution Committee will consider the public suggestions and comments before publishing a proposed redistribution of the ACT's electoral boundaries early in 2015. The public will then have 28 days in which to object to the proposed boundaries.

The ACT Legislative Assembly's electoral boundaries are being redrawn in preparation for the 15 October 2016 election. For the first time, the ACT is being divided into 5 electorates each returning 5 Members to the Legislative Assembly.

The Redistribution Committee consists of the Electoral Commissioner, Phillip Green; the ACT Planning and Land Authority, Dorte Ekelund; the ACT Surveyor-General, Jeffrey Brown; and the ACT Regional Director, ACT Regional Office, Australian Bureau of Statistics, Cassandra Gligora.