NSW Councils 2017 Archive

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NSW council election guides – four more guides

In addition to the eleven councils which have already been profiled, I’ve now added four more guides. These are the four remaining councils with populations of over 100,000. Each of them is facing the prospect of council amalgamation, but will still hold an election in September.

With these councils included, I’m now written profiles of every council with a population of over 100,000, and, with the exception of a few remaining small councils on the lower north shore, the eastern suburbs, outer parts of the inner west and the outer fringe of the city, I’ve profiled every council in Sydney over the last two years.

Here are links to these four councils, and a map with links to all fifteen guides:

I haven’t included many candidate names in these guides – I will gradually be updating the candidate lists over the next two months.

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Various map updates

Following on from the recent publication of the final Queensland state electoral boundaries, I’ve updated Google Earth boundary maps for three other jurisdictions:

  • Tasmanian federal electorates – The draft boundaries were published on May 5. These boundaries will also cover Tasmanian state lower house elections, although it is unlikely to be finished in time for the 2018 state election.
  • Tasmanian upper house electorates – The final boundaries were published in May, and will first be used at the May 2018 election.
  • North Sydney ward boundaries – I had missed a change in North Sydney’s ward boundaries since the 2012 election. The council had cut its wards from four to three, which necessarily required a change in boundaries.

You can download a large number of past, current and future electoral boundaries as Google Earth maps from the maps page.