Pirlangimpi Ward by-Election
A casual vacancy exists in the Pirlangimpi Ward following the resignation of Cr Pirrawayingi Puruntatameri. As per the Northern Territory of Australia Local Government (ELECTORAL) Regulations 2021, a by-election is to be held if a seat vacancy occurs more than 18 months before the next general election.
As such, the Pirlangimpi Ward 2023 by-election will be held on THURSDAY 12 OCTOBER 2023.
Please see related links below with information on voting and nominating as a candidate.
The above documents and forms can also be collected in hard copy from any one of the Tiwi Islands Regional Council offices, where our staff are happy to help with form completion or answer any questions about the upcoming Election.
You can also access more information on the Northern Territory Electoral Commission website.
TIRC is required by legislation (Local Government Act s23(2) and Local Government Electoral Regulations s63) to review electoral representation arrangements at least once during each Council term. The purpose of the Electoral Representation review is to assess whether the arrangements provide the most effective possible representation for residents in the Council’s area.
An assessment of electoral arrangements was conducted in 2020 and the Department of Local Government, Housing and Community Development has been notified that there are no changes to the electoral arrangements. Council will continue to work with the Department in all matters relating to reviews of constitutional arrangements. Council has been advised that it can conduct a further review of electoral boundaries and other constitutional arrangements after the next election in August 2021.
The full Report of Council Officer to Elected Members in Relation to Constitutional Arrangements can be found at the link below.
The Ordinary Council Meeting Resolution of Review of Electoral Arrangements can be found at the link below.