Thursday, 23 August 2007

10 new divisions in the new Council

The Electoral Commission is currently considering submissions to ensure that each of the 10 new divisions in the new Cairns Regional Council has an approximately equal number of electors. That's around 8,200 in each.

The commission will announce the new boundraies, following submissions, in another month on 24th September.

DIVISION 1
It is expected that the exsisting Division 1 will expand from the current 6,000 voters in Mirriwinni, Babinda, Bramston Beach, Gordonvale, to gain an extra 2,000 voters in Edmonton and East Trinity.

DIVISION 2
This means that the current division 2 will have to push north into the Whiterock area to get its quota of voters.

DIVISION 3
Division 3 will be left with only half its constituents and will have to encompass almost all of the current division 4. Does this mean goodbye Cr Freebody?

DIVISION 4
Exsisting area serves Woree

DIVISIONS 5, 6, 7
The main part of the city will be covered by the new divisions 5, 6, and 7.

DIVISION 8
Exsisting area serves Edgehill

DIVISION 9
The new division 9 is likely to include all the remaining northern beaches.

DIVISION 10
The new Division 10 will take in all of the Douglas Shire, plus - purely on numbers, Palm Cove and Clifton Beach

DIVISION 11 (will vanish)
Exsisting area serves Trinity Beach to Ellis Beach

DIVISION 12 (will vanish)
Exsisting area serves Smithfield, Redlynch, Lake Placid

MAYOR (It is widely predicted that the exsisting mayor will vanish)

2 comments:

Peter Bartholomuse said...

veeerrry interesting! Divisions 8 'n 9, will be an interesting juggle of suburbs... how about this scenario:
Div 9 takes in rest of Northern Beaches as suggested, but also Aeroglen Stratford and Freshwater, together with Smithfield, Lake Placid, Rainforest Estate, Kamerunga and Redlynch.... Div 8: Whitfield, Edgehill, Brinsmead,Bella Vista, Park Ridge, Kanimbla and CityView... although CityView may end up in 7.... 5,6,7 is any1's guess

Sno to go said...

Peter, you've got too many people in division 9! I reckon it's going to be Kewarra and the beaches down to Holloways, then across the western side of the highway to Stanton Rd. Leaves Annette Sheppard's current division largely intact as the new division 8 but means that Sno will be encroaching on Cochie's country. Lots of shuffling ahead methinks with the current mob. Leaves Val Shiers candidate space to come in and clean up perhaps.