Becoming a councillor is an exciting opportunity to make a difference and to represent the interests of our community. It is also a rewarding opportunity to make decisions that help people within our community, influence the long-term vision and direction of our community, balance the needs and priorities of our community as well as learn new skills such as leadership, public speaking and advocacy.
Parkes Shire Council will be holding an information session for people interested in standing as a candidate for Parkes Shire Council at the 4th September Local Government elections.
The information session will be held at the Parkes Shire Council Chambers at 2 Cecile Street Parkes on Monday, 28th June and will be facilitated by Local Government NSW. This program will enable those interested in becoming a councillor to gain a better understanding of the role and responsibilities as an elected member of Council.
Council will also be holding Parkes Shire Council specific information sessions – dates will be advised as soon as confirmed.
For more information on being a Councillor visit the Office of Local Government (OLG) website www.olg.nsw.gov.au or the Local Government NSW (LGNSW) website www.lgnsw.org.au
Those wishing to stand for election for Parkes Shire Council can register their intention to stand by completing a register to start campaigning form with the NSW Electoral Commission. Candidates and groups contesting local government elections must not accept political donations or make payments for electoral expenditure before being nominated for the election unless they first register with the NSW Electoral Commission.
For more detailed information on how to nominate and register as a candidate, election campaign finances as well as funding and disclosure obligations, you can visit the NSW Electoral Commission (NSWEC) website www.elections.nsw.gov.au