City of Armadale

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Thursday, 24 July 2014

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Wards

The City of Armadale is divided into seven wards with two Councillors representing each ward:

To locate your ward or to find out who your ward Councillors are, please refer to the following ward map.

Ward Review - Legislative Requirements

In accordance with schedule 2.2 of the Local Government Act 1995 (LGA) the City is required to undertake a review of its ward boundaries and councillor representation from time to time with no more than eight years passing between each successive review.

When reviewing ward boundaries and Councillor representation, councils must have regard for the following factors:

Community of interest

The term “community of interest” has a number of elements. These include a sense of community identity and belonging, similarities in the characteristics of the residents of a community and similarities in the economic activities. It can also include dependence on the shared facilities in an area as reflected in catchment areas of local schools and sporting teams, or the circulation areas of local newspapers, as a few examples. Neighbourhoods, suburbs and towns are important units in the physical, historical and social infrastructure and often generate a feeling of community and belonging.

Physical and topographic features

These may be natural or man-made features that will vary from area to area. Water features, such as rivers and catchment boundaries, may be relevant considerations. Coastal plain and foothills regions, parks and reserves may be relevant as may other man-made features such as railway lines and freeways.

Demographic trends

Several measurements of the characteristics of human populations, such as population size, and its distribution by age, sex, occupation and location provide important demographic information. Current and projected population characteristics will be relevant as well as similarities and differences between areas within the local government.

Economic factors

Economic factors can be broadly interpreted to include any factor that reflects the character of economic activities and resources in the area. This may include the industries that occur in a local government area (or the release of land for these) and the distribution of community assets and infrastructure, such as road networks.

Ratio of Councillors to Electors in the various Wards

The Local Government Advisory Board has indicated that changes to ward boundaries and representation that result in ratios greater than plus or minus 10% to the ratio without wards, are unlikely to be supported.

Ward Review Completed (2013)

The City has just completed its latest ward boundary and Councillor representation review. Council’s decision to retain the existing seven ward model with two councillors in each ward and several adjustments to ward boundaries, has been supported by the Minister for Local Government.

Council’s review, which included a public comment period considered various options like no wards, fewer wards, fewer Councillors and modifying existing ward boundaries.

Changes to the ward boundaries will take effect from 30th June 2013.

Should you wish to view the ward boundary changes please view the ward map below:

Street level detail can be found using the City’s online mapping tool situated (See below).

Hard copies in A4 or A3 size are available free of charge, or large A2 to A0 size ward boundary maps are available for a fee at the City of Armadale’s main administration building situated at 7 Orchard Avenue Armadale or alternatively call us on (08) 9399 0111 or by email at info@armadale.wa.gov.au

Online Mapping Ward Locality Instructions

The City’s online mapping tool can be found here.

After agreeing to the terms and conditions you will be presented with a map of the district.

To view the new (and old) ward boundary information on the far left hand side of your screen please select the ward boundary layer/s you wish to view as indicated in the picture below:

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Locate and select your property where you will then be presented with information about your property including your ward and Councillors.

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