The four-year parliamentary terms have been officially approved today by the Electoral Commission of Queensland.
The 2016 State Referendum has approved a Bill to provide fixed four-year terms for the Legislative Assembly in Queensland.
A total of 2,465,765 votes have been counted to date with 51% of electors in favour of the Bill and 46% opposed.
The results show that there was broad support across the majority of state electoral districts for the move from three-year flexible to four-year fixed parliamentary terms.
Electoral Commissioner Mr Walter van der Merwe says the result is a historic moment for Queensland.
“A change from three to four year terms was previously rejected by Queenslanders at the 1991 referendum and this is only the third successful referendum in Queensland’s history.”
The Electoral Commissioner will officially announce the referendum results to the Governor of Queensland in the next week.