How do I become a Councillor?
Local government is an important part of our electoral system because it works directly with people who live, work and visit the municipality.
A councillor's key responsibility areas are:
- strategic planning for the whole municipality and a sustainable future
- representation on behalf of all citizens
- advocacy on broad range of issues
- coordination with other spheres of government, the private sector and non-government and community sectors
- management of a competitive organisation and the community's assets
- facilitation of community participation
Councillors are also involved in a range of local governance activities including:
- civic leadership
- representation and advocacy
- inter-government negotiation
- marketing and communication
- decision making
- local policy and planning in a regional and state context
- accountability and performance measurement
- resources and asset management.
The next council election in the Yarra Ranges will be held in 2016.
You find out more information about becoming a councillor using the links attached.
For more information contact us on 9294 6167 or email