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City of Albany to host councillor information sessions ahead of local government nomination period

Stuart McGuckinAlbany Advertiser
The City of Albany Administration and Civic Centre building North Road Albany.
Camera IconThe City of Albany Administration and Civic Centre building North Road Albany. Credit: Laurie Benson/Albany Advertiser

The City of Albany will hold two candidate information sessions next week for prospective local government election candidates.

On Monday, August 28, and Wednesday, August 30, potential candidates can find out more about what the role of an Albany elected member entails.

The eight-day nomination period for candidates will open on Thursday, August 31, and run until 4pm on Thursday, September 7.

The terms of six sitting councillors are coming to an end at the October 21 election.

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They will be replaced by just four councillors at the election as local government reforms mean the City of Albany must reduce the number of elected members representing the community.

A new mayor will also be elected for the first time in 12 years.

An online information session for all local government candidates was jointly hosted by the WA Local Government Association, Department of Local Government, Sport and Cultural Industries and the WA Electoral Commission earlier this month.

The 90-minute August 14 workshop was recorded and is available to view online at https://bit.ly/47CSUsi

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