Published on 23 June 2021
Uralla Shire Council’s recent candidate councillor information session was well attended with around a dozen interested persons travelling from across the Shire.
General Manager Kate Jessep gave candidates an overview of the Councillor role and facilitated a discussion based on a range of interesting questions raised by attendees.
“It is exciting to see a number of residents considering standing for the upcoming election on September 4,” said Ms Jessep.
“Together, Councillors form the governing body that guides the strategic direction of the Shire responsible for over $250million worth of assets and a diverse range of important services.
"It’s important to have a range of people involved - people with different experiences and with leadership qualities who can represent their communities and contribute to improving outcomes for our Shire,” Ms Jessep said.
Those who were unable to attend the session may like to visit the council website (https://www.uralla.nsw.gov.au/Council/Mayor-Councillors/Information-for-Prospective-Councillors) where a copy of the presentation and handout pack is available to download.
The page also links to other useful resources, such as the Office of Local Government and the NSW Electoral Commission.
Nominations for candidates open on 28 June, and close on 4 August. Candidates must ensure that they are listed correctly on the electoral roll and register by the closing date.
Candidates register via the NSW Electoral Commission website (elections.nsw.gov.au) – not through Council. The Commission also has an information line for candidate councillors who have queries: 1300 022 011.