Candidate Information

Councillors are elected to represent the community.

Candidate registrations and nominations have now closed for the first Georges River Council local government election. Members of the community can view who has nominated to run by visiting the Vote NSW Website.

Each candidate has had to disclose publically whether they are or not a property developer, or have any close associations with a corporation that is a property developer. This information must be disclosed within the Candidate Information Sheet that must be submitted within the Candidate Nomination Form. The requirements for Candidate Information Sheets are set out in clause 290 of the Local Government (General) Regulation 2005 (the Regulation).

Candidates should note that all Candidate Information Sheets are available on the Vote NSW Website.

For the Georges River Council LGA, the Candidate Information Sheets for each of the prospective candidates may be accessed and viewed under the following five wards on the Vote NSW Website:

  • Georges River Blakehurst Ward
  • Georges River Hurstville Ward
  • Georges River Kogarah Bay Ward
  • Georges River Mortdale Ward
  • Georges River Peakhurst Ward

It is an offence under the Regulation to publish or distribute electoral material that contains untrue or incorrect information, which can mislead or improperly interfere with someone casting their vote.

A Councillor Expenses and Facilities Policy was adopted for exhibition at the Council Meeting on 5 June 2017 and the draft policy was on public exhibition until Friday 14 July 2017. Following community consultation, the revised Policy was then approved at the meeting of Council on 7 August 2017.

This Policy establishes the reasonable and appropriate reimbursement of expenses and provision of facilities to help Councillors undertake their civic duties.

At the Council meeting held on 3 July 2017 it was resolved that, effective 1 July 2017, Councillors of Georges River Council will receive a fee of $24,550 per annum, and the Mayor will receive $65,230 per annum in addition to the Councillor fee.

Local Government Remuneration Tribunal - Annual Report and Determination, 2017

Population Statistics of Electors (Based on NSW Electoral Commission Statistics dated December 2016)

Peakhurst Ward - 18,842
Mortdale Ward - 17,765
Hurstville Ward - 18,655
Blakehurst Ward - 19,490
Kogarah Bay Ward - 19,702


Number of Households per Ward*

Peakhurst Ward - 9,268
Mortdale Ward - 10,924
Hurstville Ward - 12,096
Blakehurst Ward - 9,444
Kogarah Bay Ward - 12,237

* Disclaimer. These figures are an estimate based on Council's residential rating database in lieu of the release of current census data.


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