Kyogle Council has nine elected councillors — three for each of the three wards of the council area. They are responsible for the direction and control of Council’s affairs in accordance with the Local Government Act and associated legislation. The current Councillors were elected in September 2016 and will hold office until September 2021*.
Cr Danielle Mulholland was elected Mayor of Kyogle Council by her peers at an Extraordinary Council meeting in on September 2018. She has served four previous terms as mayor from 2013 to 2018. Under changes to the Local Government Act, the mayoral term will now run for two years.
Cr John Burley was elected Deputy Mayor at the same meeting. He has served three previous terms as deputy mayor from 2014 to 2018. Council has resolved that the Deputy Mayoral term also will run for two years.
* Local government elections which were to be held in September 2020 year have been postponed to address risks posed by the Covid-19 virus.
The NSW Minister for Local Government Shelley Hancock announced that the elections would be deferred for one year.
Popularly elected mayors will continue to hold their office until an ordinary election is held.
In the case of Kyogle Council where the mayor is elected by councillors, mayoral elections will need to be held for mayors elected in September 2018 when their two year-terms expire.
That means the Council will hold an election for the Mayor and Deputy Mayor’s positions at its September 2020 meeting.
The postponement of the next election will not change the future schedule of council elections, and the subsequent election will still proceed in September 2024.