Local Government Candidate Webinar on 14 August 23

Published on Tuesday, 8 August 2023 at 2:59:53 PM

Local Government Candidate Webinar on 14 August 2023

The WA Electoral Commission, WALGA and the Department of Local Government, Sport and Cultural Industries (DLGSC) are hosting an Election Candidate Information Briefing webinar on

Monday 14 August, from 6pm.

This free webinar will inform prospective candidates about the election process, the roles and responsibilities of local government, elected members and the council, together with the role of the DLGSC as the regulator of local government in

WA Representatives from the WA Local Government Association (WALGA), WA Electoral Commission (WAEC) and the Department of Local Government, Sport and Cultural Industries (DLGSCI) will share their knowledge and insights into being a Local Government Councillor for those interested in nominating.

Presenters and topics include:

  • Local Government Minister David Michael – The importance of local government in Western Australia.
  • WALGA President Karen Chappel – Why being a Councillor is important in our communities.
  • WA Electoral Commissioner Robert Kennedy and Manager Election Events Phil Richards – 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 and Cultural Industries representative – The role of DLGSC as the regulator of the Local Government Act and Regulations and key compliance provisions for elected members and candidates, including Code of Conduct requirements.

Participants will be able to ask questions during the session or via email after the session.

Register to attend:           Webinar Registration - Zoom 


Alternatively, you can attend the Zoom meeting at the Shire of Gnowangerup's office, Council Chambers, 28 Yougenup Road Gnowangerup on Monday 14 August, 6:00pm.