Wednesday, September 24, 2008

2008 NSW Council Election - Poll Results

A poll may be held in conjunction with a local government election on any issue. Local councils can hold a poll to test whether people either support or oppose a proposed action on an issue.

Voting on a poll issue is not compulsory. The result of the poll is not binding on the council.

CouncilQuestionResult
AuburnAre you in favour of Auburn Local Government Area being proclaimed a City to be known as The City of Auburn?YES - 72.40%
KogarahDo you support the proposal to rename the Kogarah Local Government Area as the City of Kogarah, thereby granting the area City status?YES - 69.31%
ManlyDo you support a 4.4% Climate Change Levy to minimise the impact of climate change on Manly?NO - 61.53%
Mid-Western Regional - 1Do you favour retention of Mid-Western Regional Council as the name of this council?YES - 68.18%
Mid-Western Regional - 2In the event that retention of Mid-Western Regional Council is not favoured, would you support changing the name of the council to Cudgegong Regional Council?NO - 53.15%
Mid-Western Regional - 3In the event that retention of Mid-Western Regional Council is not favoured, would you support changing the name of the council to Mudgee Regional Council?YES - 52.35%
North Sydney - 1Do you support the proposal to allow advertising on bus shelters in high-traffic areas only, with the revenue to be reserved for capital projects such as road and footpath renewal, improved sporting facilities and the upgrading of North Sydney's village centres?YES - 74.72%
North Sydney - 2Do you support the proposal to allow advertising in the North Sydney CBD on public infrastructure such as bus shelters, multi-function poles or free standing advertising panels, with the revenue to be reserved for capital projects such as road and footpath renewal, improved sporting facilities and the upgrading of North Sydney's village centres?YES - 61.14%
North Sydney - 3The Container Deposit Legislation (CDL) system involves a mandatory deposit to be paid by the consumer on certain nominated containers, for example, glass, aluminium, steel or plastic. Anyone who returns a container to the retailer or to a bottle depot receives a refund of between 5 cents and 20 cents. A similar system currently operates in South Australia. Do you support the introduction of Container Deposit Legislation in NSW?YES - 71.79%
North Sydney - 4Should council amend its planning instruments to permit one dedicated car space per unit with at least one bedroom, exclusive of visitor parking, in new residential unit developments?YES - 80.66%
North Sydney - 5ADo you support an increase in council's existing Environmental Levy special rate to fund an expansion of initiatives to assist residents, businesses, schools and council to reduce their greenhouse gas emissions and respond to the challenges of climate change?YES - 55.43%
North Sydney - 5B(i)Currently the Environmental Levy is based on an average of $34.70 per rateable property per year. In the event that there is support for an increase in the levy, would you support an increase to an average of $50 per year? YES - 63.85%
North Sydney - 5B(ii) Currently the Environmental Levy is based on an average of $34.70 per rateable property per year. In the event that there is support for an increase in the levy, would you support an increase to an average of $60 per year?NO - 72.33%
Upper LachlanDo you support the continuing development and construction of wind farm turbines in the Upper Lachlan Council area?YES - 70.04%
Wingecarribee - 1Do you approve of Council building the Leisure Centre?NO - 56.49%
Wingecaribee - 2Do you approve of the construction of the Leisure Centre being funded by the sale of the identified properties?NO - 74.94%
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