Election of Mayor and Councillors for Lockyer Valley Regional Council will now be held on Saturday, 16 April 2016.
The Deputy Premier and Minister for Local Government, Jackie Trad has announced the local government election in Lockyer Valley Regional Council (LVRC) will be postponed and held at the same time as the new ballot for Mayor.
“After consultation with the Electoral Commission of Queensland (ECQ), the Lockyer Valley Regional Council and the Local Government Association of Queensland I have decided to postpone the Local Government election schedule for Saturday, 19 March 2016.
After these detailed discussions, the election of both the Mayor and Councillors for Lockyer Valley Regional Council will now be held on Saturday, 16 April 2016 via a full postal ballot.
The change of date will have no bearing on the four year term referendum-Lockyer Valley residents who are eligible to vote will still be required to vote in the referendum on Saturday, 19 March 2016.