Wednesday, September 24, 2008

2008 NSW Council Elections - Referendum Results

A local government council may elect to conduct a referendum and, on most occasions this is in conjunction with a local government election. A referendum can only be held about the following:

* the number of councillors
* the establishment or abolition of wards
* mayoral election
* distribution of councillors across wards.

Voting on a referendum issue is compulsory. Electors are required to indicate on the ballot paper either ‘Yes’ or ‘No’ to answer the referendum question.

The result of the referendum is binding on the council and is put in place at the following election.
BallinaDo you favour the reduction of councillors to seven (two from each of three wards, plus the mayor)?NO - 53.17%
BurwoodDo you favour the election of the mayor by electors for a four year term and without changing the number of councillors from seven, including the mayor?YES - 63.27%
Cabonne - 1Do you favour Cabonne Council abolishing wards where all electors would vote for all councillors?NO - 68.57%
Cabonne - 2Do you favour reducing councillor numbers from twelve (12) to nine (9)?NO - 57.85%
CobarDo you favour the election of the mayor by electors for a four year term and without changing the number of councillors from twelve, including the mayor?NO - 50.60%
InverellDo you favour the number of Inverell Shire councillors being reduced from twelve to nine?YES - 57.83%
KempseyDo you favour the election of the mayor by electors for a four year term and without changing the number of councillors from nine, including the mayor?YES - 56.54%
Ku-ring-gaiDo you approve of the method of electing the mayor of Ku-ring-gai Council being changed to the method of election by the electors, and of the number of councillors on the council being increased to 11?NO - 50.07%
LachlanDo you favour a reduction in the number of Lachlan Shire Councillors from fifteen where three are elected from each of five wards, to ten where two are elected from each of five wards?YES - 61.72%
ManlyDo you favour reducing the number of councillors to nine, including the mayor?YES - 76.75%
Moree PlainsDo you favour the number of Moree Plains Shire councillors being reduced from twelve to nine?YES - 70.76%
MosmanDo you favour the election of the mayor by electors for a four year term and without increasing the number of councillors from nine, including the mayor?YES - 66.38%
Port StephensDo you favour the election of the mayor by electors for a four year term and a decrease of the number of councillors from twelve to ten (including the mayor) to enable the election of three councillors from the three wards?YES - 74.36%
Snowy River - 1Do you approve of the mayor being elected by the electors enrolled in the Snowy River Shire Council area for a four year term?YES - 59.63%
Snowy River - 2Do you approve of the number of councillors, including the mayor, in the Snowy River Shire Council being reduced from nine to seven?YES - 61.75%
SydneyDo you agree to the City of Sydney being divided into three wards, with each ward electing three councillors?NO - 58.04%
WeddinDo you favour Weddin Shire Council abolishing wards so that all electors would vote for all councillors?YES - 56.53%
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