Ward Boundary and Elected Member Representation Review

Consultation has concluded

The City’s Council is made up of 14 elected members with equal representation across seven wards:


  • Balga Ward
  • Coastal Ward
  • Doubleview Ward
  • Hamersley Ward
  • Inglewood Ward
  • Lawley Ward
  • Osborne Ward.

We are currently reviewing the ward boundaries and the number of elected members for each ward. The Local Government Act 1995 requires each local government to undertake this review no later than every eight years.

As the City carried out its last review in 2011, it is now time to undertake another review, which will affect the next Ordinary Elections to be held on 19 October 2019.

Four options have been developed as part of this review by considering the communities of interest, physical and topographic features, demographic trends, economic factors and ratio of councillors to electors in the various wards.

The options are:


Option 1a
Current ward structure with minor realignment of the boundary between the Doubleview Ward and Hamersley Ward


Option 1b
Current ward structure with minor realignment of the boundary between the Coastal, Doubleview and Hamersley wards


Option 1c
Current ward structure with minor realignment of the boundary between the Coastal, Doubleview, Osborne and Hamersley wards


Option 2
Four ward structure.

The four options are explained in more detail in a discussion paper, which is available to download from the Document Library. The options and discussion paper were endorsed to go out for public comment by Council at the 4 September 2018 meeting.

The City’s Council is made up of 14 elected members with equal representation across seven wards:


  • Balga Ward
  • Coastal Ward
  • Doubleview Ward
  • Hamersley Ward
  • Inglewood Ward
  • Lawley Ward
  • Osborne Ward.

We are currently reviewing the ward boundaries and the number of elected members for each ward. The Local Government Act 1995 requires each local government to undertake this review no later than every eight years.

As the City carried out its last review in 2011, it is now time to undertake another review, which will affect the next Ordinary Elections to be held on 19 October 2019.

Four options have been developed as part of this review by considering the communities of interest, physical and topographic features, demographic trends, economic factors and ratio of councillors to electors in the various wards.

The options are:


Option 1a
Current ward structure with minor realignment of the boundary between the Doubleview Ward and Hamersley Ward


Option 1b
Current ward structure with minor realignment of the boundary between the Coastal, Doubleview and Hamersley wards


Option 1c
Current ward structure with minor realignment of the boundary between the Coastal, Doubleview, Osborne and Hamersley wards


Option 2
Four ward structure.

The four options are explained in more detail in a discussion paper, which is available to download from the Document Library. The options and discussion paper were endorsed to go out for public comment by Council at the 4 September 2018 meeting.

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    Submission Form- Ward Boundary and Elected Member Representation Review

    Please make sure your submission is received before 5.00pm Friday 2 November 2018.

    Please note that only submissions with verifiable names and addresses will be accepted.

    All personal information you provide will be kept confidential, according to the Privacy Act 1998.

    Please make sure your submission is received before 5.00pm Friday 2 November 2018.

    Please note that only submissions with verifiable names and addresses will be accepted.

    All personal information you provide will be kept confidential, according to the Privacy Act 1998.

    Consultation has concluded