City of Greater Geraldton elections: prospective candidates urged to step forward

Geraldton Guardian
City of Greater Geraldton council offices. File image: The Geraldton Guardian
Camera IconCity of Greater Geraldton council offices. File image: The Geraldton Guardian Credit: The Geraldton Guardian

Prospective candidates for the upcoming City of Greater Geraldton council election can find out more during an information session on Wednesday.

The free session will give an overview of Local Government, the roles and responsibilities of council and councillors, behavioural expectations and skills required.

Chief executive Ross McKim said he encouraged anyone thinking of standing for council to attend the session.

“Being on council is a way you can make sure your community’s perspectives are heard and considered,” he said.

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“As a councillor you are responsible for representing the long-term interests of the community on a range of matters.”

The election on October 19 will fill five councillor vacancies and the office of the mayor.

Nominations open on September 5 and will close on September 12 at 4pm.

All candidates will have to complete the Department of Local Government’s online induction, available on their website.

The information session will be held at the Civic Centre on Cathedral Avenue from 5.30pm.

* EDITED STORY: Previous version had incorrect date for information session.

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