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Media release

26 July 2021

Tweed Shire Council

Council elections postponed amid COVID crisis

Poll will now take place on 4 December 2021

Council elections will now take place on Saturday 4 December. 

NSW Local Government elections have been postponed by a further 3 months, as Greater Sydney battles to contain the worsening COVID-19 outbreak.

The election will now take place on Saturday 4 December.

This is the second time the election has been delayed, with the 4-year term originally set to expire in September 2020.

Announcing the new date, Local Government Minister Shelley Hancock said the decision to postpone the election for a second time had been made to ensure the safety and wellbeing of the state’s communities, voters, polling staff and candidates.

Nominations for candidates to contest the poll will now open on Monday 25 October. The electoral roll, including the non-residential roll, will also remain open until this date.

General Manager Troy Green said Council operations would proceed as normal until the new poll, with serving Councillors to remain in their positions.

“Council staff will continue to work closely with Councillors to ensure the ongoing good governance of the Tweed Shire, including crucial decision-making on matters such as planning and development applications,” Mr Green said.

“I’d like to extend our sincere gratitude to all of our Councillors who will continue to serve the Tweed community for an additional 3 months.”

In keeping with existing legislation, current Mayor of Tweed Shire Chris Cherry will remain in her role until 4 December. However, the role of Deputy Mayor will be recontested in September when the one-year term of incumbent Councillor Reece Byrnes ends.

Councillors elected in December 2021 will serve a reduced term of 2 years and 8 months, with subsequent elections expected to remain on schedule. This means the next election will proceed as planned in September 2024.

For further information, visit the NSW Electoral Commission at www.elections.nsw.gov.au or phone 1300 135 736.



Photo 1: Council elections will now take place on Saturday 4 December.

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