Community Participation

Interested in becoming a Councillor and nominating for this year’s local government elections for 21 October 2017. Then check out some important information you will need to know.

Prospective Councillors Webinar

The Western Australian Local Government Association (WALGA) has produced a web-based seminar (webinar) for individuals considering becoming councillors.

Ever thought about nominating to become a Councillor, but you aren't sure if the role is for you? Then be sure to register for this free webinar to have your questions answered.

Topics include:

  • overview of local government
  • roles and responsibilities of Council and Councillors
  • behavioural expectations of Councillors
  • an overview of the skills required to be a successful Councillor
  • impacts on homelife

There is an opporunity to ask question during the Q&A Session at the end of Webinar.

Date: Thursday 17 August 2017
Time: 5pm to 5:45pm (including presentation and Q&A session)

Be quick to register as places will fill fast.

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Candidate Information Session

Are you interested in being a Councillor for the City of Rockingham?
If you are and want to nominate for the 2017 Local Government Elections come along to the Candidate Information Session. You will get more information about Rockingham and the election process.

Date: Wednesday, 30 August 2017
Time: 6pm – 7pm
Where: Council Reception Room, Administration Building, Civic Boulevard, Rockingham

 

Links to Information for Prospective Councillors

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Why People Stand for Council

There are many reasons why people stand for Council. Most councillors say that the sense of satisfaction gained from serving the community is the biggest reward for joining Council.  

Some of the benefits gained include: increased knowledge of the operations of the City, improved self-esteem, confidence in public speaking, the chance to meet new people and become involved in activities in the community which may not have been possible otherwise.

Of all the levels of government, local government is particularly rewarding as councillors see first-hand the changes occurring within our community changes they have played a role in making. Being a councillor can change your perspective about the diversity of our community and the different needs of each group.

If you are considering standing for Council at the next election, further information can be obtained from the Western Australian Electoral Commission or the Department of Local Government, Sport and Cultural Industries.

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