Councils team up for election

Councils team up for election

The Grant District and Mount Gambier City councils are teaming up to provide interested community members with local candidate information sessions ahead of the 2022 council elections.  

Grant District Council chief executive Darryl Whicker encouraged community members with a desire to positively impact their community to come along to a session and learn more about local government. 

“If you are passionate about your local community and eager to help shape positive outcomes for the future, then why not become a councillor?” he said.

The first in-person information session will be held at the Riddoch Arts and Cultural Centre on Thursday, August 18 at 5.30pm.  

A second session will be held the following week at 12.30pm on August 24 at the Grant District Council chambers. 

“Nominations open Tuesday, August 23 to join council. You do not need any particular qualifications to make a difference in your community, just be willing to learn, communicate and work as part of a team,” Mr Whicker said. 

Both information sessions will provide an insight into the role of an elected member, including what candidates should expect if they nominate and are subsequently elected in the 2022 council elections. 

Nominations for the elections close at noon on September 6. 

Candidate information packs will additionally be made available at the councils’ offices and websites

The Electoral Commission of South Australia (ECSA) is also holding online and face-to-face candidate sessions focussing specifically on the election process. Go to the ECSA website at for more information and to register.

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