Local Government elections are around the corner

Posted on 11 Jun, 2021

Have you ever considered nominating for Councillor? Now might be the perfect time!

Elec­tions for the 14th Alice Springs Town Coun­cil are just around the cor­ner and it’s time to con­sid­er putting your hand up and nominating.

Alice Springs res­i­dents will head to the polls on Sat­ur­day August 28 to elect nine Coun­cil­lors, includ­ing a May­or, but have you con­sid­ered putting your name on the ballot? 

Becom­ing a Coun­cil­lor is your oppor­tu­ni­ty to influ­ence the direc­tion of ser­vices, pro­grams, infra­struc­ture and poli­cies that guide and progress your town. 

Coun­cil­lors serve by lis­ten­ing, work­ing togeth­er and mak­ing deci­sions on behalf of the com­mu­ni­ty and our Coun­cil in Alice Springs rep­re­sents one of the most diverse com­mu­ni­ties in the country. 

You cer­tain­ly do not need any local gov­ern­ment expe­ri­ence to put your hand up for elec­tion, nor do you have to be a born and bred Territorian. 

While it can be a chal­leng­ing posi­tion, the role of Coun­cil­lor also offers oppor­tu­ni­ties for per­son­al growth. 

Coun­cil­lors must com­mit an aver­age of 20 hours per month to the role but receive ongo­ing train­ing and con­stant devel­op­ment oppor­tu­ni­ties. This gives Elect­ed Mem­bers the tools to best serve the Alice Springs community.

If you care deeply about Mparn­twe-Alice Springs and can spare some time over a four-year term, put your heart where your home is and con­sid­er nom­i­nat­ing now. 

Nom­i­na­tions open on Fri­day 16 July and close on Thurs­day 5 August. More can­di­date infor­ma­tion can be found at www​.lgant​.asn​.au