Council encourages community participation in 2024 Local Government Election

The upcoming local government elections on 14 September 2024 present a valuable opportunity for residents of Wagga Wagga to consider contributing to their community, as potential future members of Wagga Wagga City Council.

To encourage participation, Council is promoting the Local Government NSW Pre-Election Candidate Information Session, scheduled for Wednesday 19 June 2024.

The session aims to provide essential support and education for individuals contemplating a run for Council membership.

Led by Leanne Barnes from Local Government NSW, the seminar will offer valuable insights and guidance for potential candidates, including how to best communicate their reasons for standing.

Manager Corporate Governance and Performance David Galloway noted that Council particularly wishes to encourage women and individuals from diverse backgrounds to consider running for office in the upcoming election.

“By promoting diverse representation in this space,” Mr Galloway said, “Council aims to encourage a culture of inclusive leadership that values the voices and interests of all community members, and ensures they are effectively represented in local governance.”

Seats for the face-to-face session – to be held at the Civic Centre – are limited, with only 20 places available. As such, interested individuals are encouraged to secure their spot promptly.

If you are interested in running for Council membership, we recommend visiting the Council Elections page on our website and registering for the Candidate Information Session as soon as possible.


LGNSW Pre-Election Candidate Information Session

Wednesday 19 June 2024, 5:30 – 9pm
Wagga Wagga City Council
243 Baylis Street Wagga Wagga

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