Certainty important as we head towards elections

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Statement from MAV President Cr David Clark

No matter the level of government, election years represent an important opportunity for our communities to participate in the democratic process. This is especially the case for local government and 2024 is set to be as critical as ever.

As the sector begins preparations for elections later this year, the MAV is pleased that the announcement by the Minister for Local Government Melissa Horne has provided certainty on electoral structures.

The important decision to adapt different approaches for different councils - four councils to multi-member wards, five to an unsubdivided structure and 30 to single-member wards - highlights the fact that a one-size-fits-all approach does not work for local government.

And with elections now just eight months away, it will be critical that the final 10 reviews happen in a timely manner.

The MAV is passionate about seeing the best possible candidates putting their hand up for election. We encourage anyone thinking about representing their community in this important way to understand these changes and how they impact the election process.

You can do so by attending one of our ‘Stand For Council’ information sessions across the state throughout the year or reaching out directly.

Find out more: https://www.mav.asn.au/stand-for-council-2024