The NSW Government has announced a new date for the Local Government elections for Saturday 4 December 2021.
The decision was made after extensive consultation with and advice from the NSW Electoral Commission and NSW Health, and in response to the COVID-19 situation.
Member for Goulburn, Mrs Wendy Tuckerman MP and Member for Wollondilly, Nathanial Smith MP, urge the NSW Government to review the impact of the postponement on Wingecarribee Shire Council and to ensure that the suspended councillors are not returned to their roles.
“The community of Wingecarribee Shire Council do not want to see the suspended councillors return and undo the progress of administrator Viv May. We are working with the Local Government Minister, the Hon Shelley Hancock MP, to ensure that does not happen.” Mrs Tuckerman said.
“In just four short months, Viv May has unshackled the potential of the region with his fresh and professional approach. The longer his administration continues, the more it stands in contrast to the suspended council’s cronyism, dysfunction and ineptitude. It’s no wonder Duncan Gair is eager to urgently bring Mr May’s appointment to an end,” Mr Smith said.
Nominations will open on Monday 25 October 2021 and close on Wednesday 3 November 2021. Prospective candidates can find more information at the Office of Local Government website at http://www.olg.nsw.gov.au.