Councillor Candidate Information Sessions


Join us on the 11 October 2023 at 3.30pm for the first of four councillor candidate information sessions in the lead up to the September 2024 election. If you're interested in being part of the new Civic Leadership Team for Wingecarribee Shire Council and shaping the future of our community this session is for you.

These sessions are run in partnership with the NSW Office of Local Government, Central Coast and Balranald Council and facilitated by John Rayner, former General Manager, Administrator and experienced Local Government Leader.

Navigating the complex landscape of local government can be challenging for councillor candidates. This information session aims to provide an in-depth yet high-level overview of what you can expect in a role serving the Wingecarribee Shire.

With insights drawn from examples of both commendable and less-than-ideal Council performances across New South Wales, this session will offer invaluable knowledge for any potential councillor.

What to expect:

  • Gain an understanding of Council legal provisions and community expectations;
  • A look into the function of a governing body of a Council;
  • Demystifying the roles and responsibilities of Councillors, including workload and the support available;
  • Role of the Mayor within the Council framework;
  • Insights into the General Manager's role;
  • Clarifying the separation of strategic and operational responsibilities; and
  • Key dates every Councillor should be aware of

An open Questions and Answers segment will follow the presentation, allowing for further clarification and discussion.

Attendees are also encouraged to list any topics they would like to be listed for discussion and further information when they register.

Register for this event by visiting Eventbrite.

Frequently Asked Questions

Who is this session for?

This session is for Wingecarribee Shire Councillor Candidates intending to run in the September 2024 election.


When are the other sessions?

There will be three other sessions run in the first half of 2024.  The individual dates are yet to be confirmed but ensure you are subscribed to the Your Shire weekly e-newsletter to stay up to date on what's happening and when. 

Why is this session at 3:30PM?

Wingecarribee Shire Council Meetings are held at 3:30 PM on the third Wednesday of the month. The councillor candidate information sessions are scheduled at this time to align with the typical routine a successful councillor would experience.

Is attendance at these sessions mandatory if I'm running as a councillor candidate in 2024?

No, attendance is not mandatory but is highly encouraged for anyone considering running at the election. The Administrator has advised that he will publish attendance records of the three sessions in 2024 preceding the election.