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Nominating for council

Becoming an Elected Member at the City of Subiaco provides an opportunity to participate in decision making processes to make a positive difference in your community. Elected Members have a wide range of responsibilities, including representing electors and residents in making decisions about community assets, infrastructure and services, allocation of resources and setting Council's policies.

There are many benefits to becoming a member of Council. Elected Members derive a great sense of personal satisfaction from serving the community, have the opportunity to develop leadership skills and knowledge of government processes and play an important role in shaping the future of the community.

Eligibility

To be eligible to nominate as an Elected Member, you must be on the electoral roll as a resident or non-resident owner or occupier of rateable property within the City of Subiaco. You must also be over 18 years of age and not disqualified from being an Elected Member under the Local Government Act. Nominees of a body corporate are not eligible to nominate as an Elected Member. See Part 2, Division 5 of the Local Government Act for a list of disqualifying factors. Enquiries about your enrolment eligibility status can be made through the Western Australian Electoral Commission website or by calling the Commission on 13 63 06.

Resources

Nominating as an Elected Member is an important decision. The Department of Local Government has published guidelines to assist with this process.

If you are considering nominating, the governance team is available to answer your questions and provide further information about being an Elected Member at the City of Subiaco. Contact the city via email at city@subiaco.wa.gov.au, by telephone on 9237 9222, or in person at 241 Rokeby Road, Subiaco, to arrange a meeting.

Those wishing to nominate are required to make an appointment with the returning officer Gavin Cotterell who is representing the City of Subiaco. The nomination period will open from Thursday 3 September 2015 and will close at 4pm Thursday 10 September 2015. The returning officer can be contacted by mobile phone on 0467 801 925 or via email at cottereg88@hotmail.com

Disclosure of electoral gifts

Candidates should be aware of their obligations in relation to disclosure of electoral donations when nominating for Council. Candidates and donors are required by legislation to disclose any electoral related gifts promised or received within the six months leading up to election day. A gift disclosure form is available on the Western Australian Electoral Commission website.