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Run for election to make positive difference for all

IT’S almost time to nominate, stand up and represent your community in the upcoming council elections on December 4, with one week until candidate nominations open.

Minister for Local Government, Shelley Hancock, said the long-awaited election provided a great opportunity for residents to affect change in their community.
“Don’t sit back and complain about your local council – do something about it and run for election so you can make a positive difference,” Mrs Hancock said.
“As a former councillor of 17 years, I can tell you how incredibly rewarding it is to serve in the level of government closest to the community.”
Mrs Hancock said anyone with a strong sense of community who was keen to make a difference should have a go.
“I am encouraging candidates from all-walks-of-life to put up their hand – we need more women, youth, Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander residents and members of multicultural communities to increase the diversity of representation on councils across the State,” she said.
“You don’t need any formal qualifications and, if elected, you will be provided with training, support, expenses, fees and superannuation.”
Candidate nominations open October 25 and close on November 3. Details: elections.nsw.gov.au.