2024 Council Elections – Becoming a Councillor

Are you passionate about what happens in your local community? Take the opportunity to have an impact on your community by standing to become a councillor.

September 2024 will see the election of a new Warrumbungle Shire Council and residents should start thinking now about their involvement in the process.

The Warrumbungle Shire covers over 12,000km2 and is home to about 9,300 residents. The Council itself employs around 200 staff and has an annual budget of over $50million.

Being a councillor is an important role and a great opportunity to make a difference. Councils are responsible for making significant decisions that have a far-reaching impact on their community.

“Becoming a councillor is a great opportunity to get involved in the local community,” said Warrumbungle Shire Council Mayor, Councillor Ambrose Doolan. “If you have been thinking about becoming a councillor now is the time to put your hand up to represent your local community.”

“Communities get the best outcomes from Council when their diverse nature is represented to give a range of perspectives and experience,” said Cr Doolan.

“Nominations to stand in the local government elections will be received by the NSW Electoral Commission in August 2024. Before then, the Office of Local Government and Electoral Commission websites will contain an array of information for candidates and the Electoral Commission will also host webinars for interested parties to gain further knowledge about being a councillor,” concluded Cr Doolan.
Information about the role of councillors is available from www.olg.nsw.gov.au and on Council’s website at Local Government Elections - Warrumbungle Shire Council (nsw.gov.au).

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Last Updated: 18 Jan 2024