Residents to vote for Canada Bay candidates

17 May 2017 | Council

Residents are likely to go to the polls on September 9 to elect nine councillors to represent the community on the City of Canada Bay Council, despite uncertainty over the proposed amalgamation with Strathfield and Burwood Councils.

Under the Local Government Act 1993, Councils where a merger is proposed but have not been amalgamated by April 10 will have an election in September.  

If the election proceeds it will have no bearing on the status of the merger proposal, so it is possible for the Council to be amalgamated a short time after the votes are counted.  

With the election date now set, Council candidates wishing to represent City of Canada Bay can begin planning, however if the State Government does proceed with its plans to merge the Council in the interim the election will not proceed. In this case, an Administrator will be appointed and an election for the new Council will be held at a later date.  

Strathfield Council is contesting the State Government’s plans to merge it with City of Canada Bay and Burwood Council in Court. It is one of five metropolitan Councils contesting the State Government’s amalgamation proposals.  

Nominations for the Local Government election on 9 September open on July 31 and close on 9 August with pre-polling set to begin on 28 August. For more information about the election visit the Electoral Commission NSW's website.  

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