Our Northern Suburbs

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The State Government has asked residents to vote on whether they support the transfer of the Northern Suburbs to the Rockhampton Region.

From 15 June, the Electoral Commission Queensland (ECQ) sent out a letter to every enrolled elector in the Rockhampton Region, the Northern Suburbs, and Livingstone Shire.

The letter includes information about the poll, as well as a unique code that you will need to use to vote. 

By voting ‘Yes’ to bringing the Northern Suburbs home to Rockhampton, you’re voting ‘Yes’ to the future of our region.

You’re voting ‘Yes’ to more jobs, more services, more voices for our community and more people to share the load.

This is our chance to vote ‘Yes’ to a bigger and better region that’s fairer for everyone. 

Support the proposed transfer of Glenlee, Rockyview and Glendale from Livingstone Shire Council to Rockhampton Regional Council.

The time has now come to Vote 'Yes' to bring them home!

 Visit the Electoral Commission Queensland Frequently asked Questions.

Why should I vote 'Yes'?

This is an opportunity to shape the future of our region and it is in your hands. Your vote is crucial in telling the State Government that we want a bigger and better future for our community.

They work here. They learn here. They shop here. They play here. They meet here. They've said they want to be here three times.

Their lives are our lives – they spend their time here in our Region.

We already provide the infrastructure and services for them because we know they are more a part of our community than they are Livingstone’s. And they want to be part of ours.

A vote 'Yes' in this poll will unlock growth. It will help secure the future of our Region because it gives us the room we need to grow.

The Northern Suburbs means more people for our Region. More people. More services. More infrastructure.

This public poll is your opportunity to fight for our Region. So vote 'Yes' for a bigger and better Rockhampton Region.

 

How do I vote?

The survey on the proposed change to the boundary between Livingstone Shire Council and Rockhampton Regional Council is open now until 4 July 2022. A letter has been sent to all electors enrolled in RRC & LSC that includes a validation code you will need to submit a response to the survey.

This is your chance to vote yes.This is a defining moment for our entire region, and this decision will shape our community for decades to come. Don't miss out on your chance to vote for a bigger, better future for us all.

ONLINE VOTING

 Locate your unique code in your letter, visit https://lgccpoll.ecq.qld.gov.au/, and enter your surname as it appears on the electoral roll. Online voting closes 5pm 4 July 2022.

 POSTAL VOTING

You can submit a postal vote by filling in the form provided in your letter and posting it back using the supplied reply-paid envelope. Ensure you allow enough time for postal delivery to Brisbane by 5pm Thursday 14 July 2022.

WRITTEN SUBMISSION

Written submissions are open to anyone wishing to provide your view on the proposed change in addition to the survey. Submit your submission via the online form, email or post. Submissions close 5pm Monday 4 July 2022.  Final results will be published to the ECQ website once the survey closes.

More information can be found on the ECQ website.

How can I help spread the word?

This is the most important decision for our community in a decade. Whether you are talking around the BBQ, chatting to your family and friends, or having a drink at your local, this is your opportunity to shape the future of our region.

If you have a business, why not download a poster for your window or your staff noticeboard?

Keep up to date on Council's Facebook Page and share these messages on your socials.

We are also encouraging community members to submit a written submission before the 4 July. The submissions will be published on the ECQ website, subject to publication guidelines.

If you are hosting an event, please share our flyers.

DL Flyer - Vote Yes(PDF, 237KB)
A5 Flyer - They Live Here(PDF, 100KB)
A3 Poster - Vote Yes(PDF, 38KB)
Map of Northern Suburbs(PDF, 197KB)
Why Should I Vote Yes? Poster(PDF, 66KB)

 

 

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