Local government elections postponed

Local government elections which were to be held in September this year have been postponed to address risks posed by the Covid-19 virus.

The NSW Minister for Local Government announced last week 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.

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.