Effective translation of the community’s needs and aspirations into a direction and future for the Local Government will be the focus of an Elected Member’s public life.
An Elected Member is part of the team in which the community has placed its trust to make decisions on its behalf. The community therefore, is entitled to expect high standards of conduct from its elected representatives.
The role of an Elected Member is set out in section 2.10 of the Local Government Act 1995 and the Department of Local Government WA website contains many fact sheets and helpful information.
To enable Elected Members to effectively represent the community and carry out their role equitable allowances and reimbursements of out of pocket expenses are supported by the City. Such allowances are paid in accordance with the provisions of the Salaries and Allowances Act 1975.
Why become an Elected Member?
Nominating to become an Elected Member of the City of Mandurah Council is an important decision.
The role is rewarding and challenging, and can often be time consuming, demanding and complex.
Being an Elected Member gives you an opportunity to contribute to the community and influence decisions that shape the future of Mandurah.
Elected Members have opportunities to:
- make decisions that help shape the local community;
- influence the long-term vision and direction of the community;
- learn new skills, such as leadership, public speaking and advocacy;
- work with diverse and committed people on a range of issues; and
- show leadership and advocate on behalf of the community.
There are many benefits from being involved in your local Council; namely the sense of satisfaction you will achieve from serving your community and being involved in making important decisions for the future.
The importance of the role of our Elected Members cannot be underestimated. It involves a strong commitment to achieve effective local government, which improves the quality of life in your community.
Are you interested in becoming an Elected Member?
City of Mandurah Elections are conducted by the Western Australian Electoral Commission as postal elections.
The next ordinary Local Government Election will be held on Saturday, 16 October 2021.
If you are interested in the role of an Elected Member you are invited to contact the City of Mandurah at Council@mandurah.wa.gov.au with any questions.
Important information for potential candidates is also available on the WA Electoral Commission website at www.elections.wa.gov.au and through the Department of Local Government, please visit www.dlgsc.wa.gov.au.
When is the next opportunity to become an Elected Member at the City of Mandurah?
The next Ordinary Local Government Election will be held on Saturday 16 October 2021.
Before nominating as a candidate for election, you must complete the Candidate Induction Training available via the Department of Local Government, Sport and Cultural Industries website: www.dlgsc.wa.gov.au.
Further information is available via the Western Australian Electoral Commission and the Department of Local Government.