Local government determines the logistics of how federal services are delivered to the local community.
Each local government:
- a.Is a geographical area into which government services are supplied.
- b.Has a population of first-class citizens that varies by no more than 5% of each other.
- c.Has dimensions such that the narrowist varies from the widest by no more than 20%, except where geographical restrictions constrict that.
- d.Has sizing priorities by population, then physical.
- e.Changes forced by changes in numbers from the last census must be implemented within six months of the census publication date.
- f.Has representatives elected by all first-class citizens within its area.
- g.Each half of the representatives are elected every four years, but two years apart, and a year before or after a federal election.
The practicalities of being constrained by both population and geography means that there needs to be a means of managing continuity of services while adjustments are made to geograpical boundaries forced by census figures changes.