Less than one year to the local council elections in NSW

by | Jan 27, 2021

Welcome to 2021!

This year the local government elections in NSW will be held on 4 September 2021. That is now less than one year away.

Delay of local government elections

After the delay of the elections for a whole year due to COVID-19, the elections this year are highly anticipated. For current councillors across NSW, they have had to extend their term in office by one year in what has been an extremely unprecedented year to govern with the pandemic.

For candidates wishing to run and try their luck, they have had to delay their campaign for office for a year. This means that there are many eager candidates waiting in the wings ready to have a tilt for local office.

Countdown to election day

Over the next nine 9 months, through Locale Learning, we will be providing a regular dose of information and inspiration with our blog for local leaders and local councils. Here you can keep up to date with important information leading up to the election and be sure not to miss key election deadlines and news.

Free resources for candidates

As part of Locale Learning, we have also prepared a suite a of free resources for candidates to help prepare for the election. This includes:

  • A free download to help candidates decide whether standing for the election is the right decision
  • A free mini course which explains the key steps to becoming a councillor
  • A free webinar which covers the ten questions to answer before standing

Need more information

If you would like more information about the learning options available through Locale Learning, please contact Emma Broomfield:

 

Emma Broomfield Director Governance & Mediation

Emma Broomfield

Director - Governance and Mediation

  0421 180 881

E   emma@localeconsulting.com.au

 

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