Local Government elections will take place on Saturday, 19 October 2019, and all interested potential candidates are encouraged to attend a free Candidates Briefing Session on Wednesday, 4 September at 6.00pm, in the Kalgoorlie Town Hall Council Chambers.
Local government elections are held every two years, with half of the councillors being elected for a four year term at each election. This process ensures continuity in the governance and long term planning for the City. Seven positions on Council and the role of Mayor will be declared vacant for the 2019 election.
City of Kalgoorlie-Boulder CEO John Walker said the session would provide any aspiring Councillors with a comprehensive overview of what being an elected member for the City of Kalgoorlie-Boulder is all about.
“The role of a Councillor is to represent the interests of the electors, ratepayers and residents of the City, facilitate communication between the community and the Council, participate in the Council’s decision making process, and to provide leadership and guidance to the community of Kalgoorlie-Boulder,” Mr Walker said.
“Elected Members must also comply with the Local Government Act, and have an understanding of the governance role and function of the Council. We want to make sure that people who are considering running for Council have a clear understanding of these different factors.
“On the night, we will also be running through the nomination process and the way the election will run, both in the lead up to the election and on the day.”
For more information on local government elections, or to register for the candidate information session, contact the City on 9021 9600. Attending the candidate information session does not exempt candidates from completing the compulsory online Local Government Candidate Induction, which can be found at https://www.dlgsc.wa.gov.au