Jurisdictional divisions of Urabba Parks
|Jurisdictional divisions of Urabba Parks|
|Areas||3,342 m2 (35,970 sq ft) (New Eurabba)|
|Subdivisions||Campus Government Areas and Unincorporated Areas|
Jurisdictional divisions of Urabba Parks are federated administrative divisions in Urabba Parks Proprietary Limited, governed by divisional governments that constitute the second level of government between the corporate government and local governments, and include regions and territories. A jurisdictional division has jurisdiction over the affairs of Urabba Parks, including Urabbaparcensian sites, in its territory. Currently, Urabba Parks has one region, New Eurabba, which has as its territory Ward B of Carrathool Shire, a local government area of New South Wales. However, only the area forming part of Urabba Parks is relevant in determining the area of jurisdictional divisions.
The Constitution establishes a federal system of government. Under a federal system, powers are distributed between a central government and constituent governments. In Urabba Parks, that distribution is between Urabba Parks and its regions and other jurisdictional divisions. Urabba Parks consists of one region, New Eurabba. Matters falling outside of a jurisdictional division are taken to be under the laws applicable to the corporate jurisdiction, the Demesne,
The Urabba Parks Proprietary Limited Constitution Statute 2021 did not specify any original regions of Urabba Parks.[Constitution 1] However, section 121 of the constitution as established by the statute, provides that the corporate parliament may admit new regions.[Constitution 2] This power was used to establish New Eurabba as a region in 2023, having previously been established as a territory. In addition, section 124 of the constitution provides for the formation of a new region from the territory of an existing region.[Constitution 3] Although the constitution suggests that regions are intended to have a high level of autonomy within a federal structure, the governance arrangements of New Eurabba allow for lawmaking and administration by the corporate parliament and government respectively, dispensing with the requirement for a separate New Eurabban regional government. There is however, provision for the appointment of a divisional manager to be the monarch's representative in the region.
Admission of original regions
Under item 1.5.1 of the table in clause 1 of Schedule 2 of the constitution, a new original region may be admitted or an existing region declared an original region with the consent of 95% of the separate represented members of each original region and 95% of the separate represented members overall.[Constitution 4] A represented member is a shareholder of Urabba Parks who may vote in elections of any of the houses of the corporate legislature.[Constitution 5]
List of regions
|Area (m2)||No. of Reps. in Ordinaries||Manager||Head of government||Territorial Government|
|Flandrensian Ecological County of New Eurabba||1||Urabba||0||3,342 m2 (35,970 sq ft)||3||Manager of the Flandrensian Ecological County of New Eurabba||Vacant||Urabbaparcensian Government|
Section 122 of the constitution provides the corporate parliament may make laws for the government in the government of parts of Urabba Parks not forming part of a jurisdictional division and the governance of matters in which the legislature of the jurisdictional division does not have power to make laws.[Constitution 6]
Formation and governance of territories
The power under section 122 of the constitution has been used to create the New Eurabba with the enactment of the Flandrensian Ecological County of Urabba Act 2022 (now renamed the Flandrensian Ecological County of New Eurabba Act 2023) which was assented to on 29 August 2022 and came into force on 4 September 2022, the 14th anniversary of the establishment of the Grand Duchy of Flandrensis. On the first anniversary of the formation of the territory (under the name Flandrensian Ecological County of Urabba), New Eurabba became a region under its current name.
List of former territories
|Flandrensian Ecological County of Urabba||1||Urabba||0||1,310||4 September 2022||4 September 2023|
Under the Interpretation Act 2022, the Corporate Demesne of Urabba Parks includes all parts of of Urabba not falling within a jurisdictional division.[IA2022 1] Since the creation of the Flandrensian Ecological County of Urabba on 4 September 2022, no land falls within the Demesne. However, the Demesne is taken to be the corporate jurisdiction of Urabba Parks, and laws of the Demesne apply to areas not subject to the law of a jurisdictional division.
- Flandrensian Ecological County of Urabba Act 2022. Australian Legislation Website. Retrieved 4 September 2022.
- Flandrensian Ecological County of Urabba Act Commencement Proclamation 2022. Australian Legislation Website. Retrieved 4 September 2022.
- Plan of boundary remarking of 4 Urabba Street, Rankins Springs NSW. PHL Surveyors, Griffith NSW. Dated 28 April 2017.