Results of Northern Suburbs vote

Published on 08 August 2022


Results released last week by the Electoral Commission Queensland (ECQ) show Northern Suburbs residents have once again voted to be part of the Rockhampton Region.  

Rockhampton Region Mayor Tony Williams thanked everyone who participated in the vote, and those who supported their neighbours in the Northern Suburbs.

“These results confirm that residents in Rockhampton and the Northern Suburbs support a boundary re-alignment, with 78% and 58% respectively voting yes,” Mayor Williams said.

“This is four times now in less than a decade that Northern Suburbs residents have voted to officially be part of our community.

“Largely this formalises what we already know – those on the Capricorn Coast oppose the change, while our community and those residents at the heart of this issue support it.

“We do genuinely believe that the development we have planned for these suburbs will ultimately benefit everyone across both local government areas by creating more jobs, businesses and opportunities.

“The Local Government Change Commission still has a number of steps to go through as part of this process but has advised Council it intends to complete its report and recommendation by the end of October this year.

“We started this process in good faith, and from here we remain willing and eager to work with the State Government and Livingstone Shire Council to find the best path forward together so that both our communities can continue to grow.”