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Redistribution Update

The Queensland Redistribution Commission is finalising its Proposal for the Redistribution of Queensland’s State Electoral Boundaries, which will be released by mid-late February, 2017.

Please note, there are currently two redistributions running for Queensland. This review is conducted by the Queensland Redistribution Commission and considers Queensland’s state electorates.

The other review relates to the redistribution of federal divisions within Queensland. These redistributions are administered by two separate bodies and are independent of one another.


Releasing the Proposal

The intensive mapping phase of the redistribution is underway, and will be followed by the release of the Proposed Electoral Boundaries Report.

The Commission hasn’t set an official date for the release of its proposal. The Electoral Act 1992 does not provide a specific timeframe for this period, but the Commission is expecting to release its proposal by mid to late February 2017.

After the publication of the proposal, the Commission will follow legislated timeframes, inviting objections to the proposal, comments on the objections and publishing the Final Determination for Queensland’s Electoral Boundaries.


Releasing the Proposal

The intensive mapping phase of the redistribution is underway, and will be followed by the release of the Proposed Electoral Boundaries Report.

The Commission hasn’t set an official date for the release of its proposal. The Electoral Act 1992 does not provide a specific timeframe for this period, but past reviews have generally taken between 4 – 5 months from the close of the Comments on the Suggestions. We anticipate this review to take a similar time, therefore bringing the release date into the New Year.

Following the release of its proposal, the Commission will then follow legislated timeframes for inviting objections to the proposal, comments on the objections and releasing the Final Determination for Queensland’s Electoral Boundaries.


Read the Comments on the Suggestions

The Comments on the Suggestions are now available for public inspection online, at the Commission's office in Brisbane or for alternative arrangements, contact the Commission

The Commission will now begin an intensive mapping process, considering electoral enrolment statistics and public feedback to develop its Proposed Electoral Boundary Redistribution.

For more information about the review process, see the Commission's Timeline.


Read the Comments on the Suggestions

The Comments on the Suggestions are now available for public inspection online. Copies will be available at the Commission's office in Brisbane or by other arrangement next week.

The Commission will now begin an intensive mapping process, considering electoral enrolment statistics and public feedback to develop its Proposed Electoral Boundary Redistribution.

For more information about the review process, see the Commission's Timeline.


Comments on the suggestions have closed!

After 21 days of consultation, the comments on the suggestions have now closed. Comments closed at 5pm Monday, 29 August 2016 and will be made available for public inspection shortly.

The Commission will now begin an intensive mapping process, considering electoral enrolment statistics and public feedback to develop its Proposed Electoral Boundary Redistribution.

For more information about the review process, see the Commission's Timeline.


Comments on the suggestions invited!

On 5 August 2016, a notice inviting comments on the public suggestions was published in the Queensland Government Gazette.

The notice, which will also run in 46 newspapers circulating around the State, encourages interested persons to read the submissions and voice an opinion about the redistribution of Queensland into 93 electoral districts.

Comments will be accepted from Saturday, 6 August 2016 through to 5pm Monday, 29 August 2016. The Commission looks forward to receiving your feedback!


Read the Suggestions

Suggestions from the first phase of public consultation are now available for review. See Read the Submissions or alternatively, hard copies are available to view at the Commission's office.

All interested parties will be able to comment on the suggestions from 6 August 2016 to 29 August 2016.


Suggestions have closed

The first phase of public consultation has officially closed. The Commission will publish the suggestions on the website and at the Commission's office. Submissions will be made available as soon as possible, in preparation for the Invitation for Comments on the Suggestions.


Suggestions closing soon!

For those wishing to make a submission to the Queensland Redistribution Commission, don’t forget to send in your suggestions by 5pm Monday, 25 July 2016.

Suggestions received after the 25 July will not be able to be considered. The Commission strongly recommends sending through an electronic version, even if you intend to post / hand-deliver your suggestion. This will ensure a record of the suggestion is received within the time allowed by the Act.

The Commission will publish all the suggestions as soon as it practicably can, after the closing date for suggestions. They will be viewable on this website or at the Commission’s office.


Suggestions are open!

On Friday, 24 June 2016, the Queensland Redistribution Commission gazetted a notice inviting public suggestions for the redistribution of Queensland into 93 electoral districts. Notices have also been placed in 46 newspapers circulating around the State.

For 30 days from Saturday, 25 June 2016 through to 5pm Monday, 25 July 2016, the Commission will be accepting submissions. To find out what to include in your submission see Have Your Say, or to submit your suggestions go to Make a Submission


Meet the Commissioners

On Wednesday, 15 June 2016, the Queensland Redistribution Commissioners met to discuss the upcoming state electoral boundary review.

The Commission has determined its official commencement date and will invite suggestions from interested persons from Saturday, 25 June 2016 for a period of 30 days.

There will be four opportunities for you to contribute to the review process. For more information see the Commission's Timeline


The Commission’s Enrolment Heat Map

The Queensland Redistribution Commission (QRC) has formed, with the announcement of the Commissioners' appointments appearing in the Queensland Government Gazette on Friday, 3 June 2016.

To assist interested persons, the QRC has released a Heat Map developed from 31 May 2016 enrolment figures. This map provides a visual representation of the districts currently exceeding the average enrolment. To view this map, see Electoral Enrolment Statistics.


The Queensland Redistribution Commission

Queensland Redistribution Commission has formed to review the boundaries of Queensland’s electoral districts. Due to legislative changes recently passed through Parliament, this review will redistribute the state into 93 districts rather than the previous 89.

For more information about these changes and the review process, see The Electoral Boundary Review.