The season of autumn never fails to let you know that there is change in the air and on my walks through our community, the colours of autumn are certainly evident, as are the leaves on the ground. I can’t help but feel we can relate to the season of autumn as we take the opportunity to look over the last eighteen months and although it has been a time like no other, I am thankful for the acknowledgment that I live in a great community. We have all been through a lot of change with rules and regulations being at the forefront, some more challenging than others. We all know people who have struggled harder than others, yet I am always pleased with the knowledge that we are still there for each other.
There will be further change to come our way in October this year, as there is a review of Victoria’s State electoral boundaries or what is known as a redistribution. This is done to ensure that each electorate has about the same number of enrolled voters and all Victorians have equal representation in Parliament.
The Liberal Party of Australia (Victorian Division) has proposed in its submission 1 March 2021, to split the Gembrook Electorate into two. It is proposed to create two new electorates; Pakenham and Berwick. Based on Stage 1 of the presented submissions, the proposed electoral boundaries will be released and Stage two submissions open on 30 June 2021. Public hearings for the Stage two submissions are 16 – 20 August 2021 and final electoral boundaries released on 28 October 2021.
I assure you that as your Member of Parliament with a strong sense of community engagement, I will continue to work for my electorate as the boundaries are determined in October 2021.
If you have any questions or comments, please feel free to contact me on 5953 0216 or firstname.lastname@example.org. You can also follow me at www.bradbattin.com.au, Twitter, Facebook, Instagram, LinkedIn and YouTube.
Brad Batttin MP
Liberal State Member for Gembrook