Tweed residents wanting to know who their council candidates are and what they hope to achieve if they’re elected at the 8 September local-government poll get the chance next week.
A meet-the-candidates night will be held on Saturday 13 August at 7pm at the Cabarita Sports Club.
Current Tweed mayor Barry Longland and Crs Katie Milne and Dot Holdom will be joined by new faces hoping to represent their communities, including independents Eddie Roberts and Gary Bagnall, and Labor’s Michael Armstrong.
Organiser Suzi Bourke, secretary of the Cabarita Beach-Bogangar Residents Association, told Echonetdaily that more candidates were expected to attend.
For information on the event, call Suzi on 0417 349 274.
The local-government election countdown has begun, with nominations closing in a week, at noon on Wednesday 8 August. Later that afternoon, the Returning Officer will conduct the all-important draw to determine the order in which candidates’ names appear on the ballot paper.
Nomination forms are available by download from the NSW Electoral Commission website www.votensw.info or by calling the candidate call centre on 1300 135 736.
Echonetdaily will provide comprehensive election coverage and candidate profiles from next week.
Details of nominated candidates will be posted on the NSW Electoral Commission website as they are processed. It is compulsory for residents to vote in the council election.
To find out if you are on the electoral roll, or to update your details, visit the NSW Electoral Commission web site or telephone 1300 135 736.