2023 Local Government Elections - Candidate Webinar: 14 August 2023

Published on Wednesday, 26 July 2023 at 3:25:33 PM

The WA Local Government Association, together with the Department of Local Government, Sport and Cultural Industries (DLGSC) and the WA Electoral Commission will be hosting a free online Webinar for people interested in standing to be a Councillor in the October 2023 Local Government elections.
Participants will be able to learn more about the role and responsibilities of a Local Government Councillor in this free, practical forum.
The participants will be able to hear from the following presenters, who will be covering a range of topics.
  • Minister for Local Government, the Hon. David Michael: The importance of Local Government in Western Australia.
  • WA Local Government Association President Karen Chappel: Why being a Councillor is important in our communities.
  • Robert Kennedy, WA Electoral Commissioner, together with Phil Richards, Manager election events: On the process and key dates on running to become a Local Government Councillor in 2023.
  • WALGA Representatives: The purpose of Local Government, the role of an Elected Member, Conflicts of Interest.
  • Department of Local Government Sport & Cultural Industries: The role of DLGSC as the regulator of Local Government Act and Regulations and key compliance provisions for Elected Members and candidates, including code of conduct requirements.
Participants will also be able to ask questions of the representatives from the WAEC, WALGA and DLGSC.
You can register for the Candidate Information webinar via this link.
Once you have registered you will receive information on how to join the webinar on 14 August.
Please note if you miss the webinar on 14 August it will be recorded so interested individuals can watch the session at a later time.
Please direct any enquiries in the meantime to James McGovern, Manager Governance and Procurement at jmcgovern@walga.asn.au or call 9213 2093.

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