Local Government Minister John Castrilli has urged Western Australian electors to have a say in who runs their community leading up to October’s local government elections.
Mr Castrilli said your vote could powerfully influence decisions made where you lived.
“Most local governments have multi-million dollar budgets and outcomes, including planning for the future which impact on everyday lives,” he said.
“By getting involved in local government, people are taking an active role and making these elections about ‘Your vote - Your community’.”
The Minister said it was also a great opportunity for eligible residents to nominate themselves for election to their local council.
“I would like to see greater representation of age groups, gender and people of culturally and linguistically diverse backgrounds on WA councils,” he said.
“An effective council is essential in our community and requires teamwork and dedication from all elected members.”
Mr Castrilli said anyone thinking about standing for council should contact their local government as soon as possible.
Electoral rolls for the WA Local Government Elections are open until 5pm Friday August 26, for people to enrol to vote in the 2011 ordinary local government elections.
Enrolment forms are available at post offices, the Western Australian and Australian Electoral Commissions, most local government offices or from http://www.waec.wa.gov.au
Minister's office - 9213 6800