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Councillors

Being a councillor is an important role that carries with it significant responsibilities to the community. Councillors owe it to their community to take personal responsibility for their learning and to equip themselves with the skills and knowledge necessary to perform their role effectively.

 

As a result of the recent amendments to the Local Government Act, councils will be required to support councillors with their learning and professional development. Councils will be required to:

  • develop an induction program for newly elected and returning councillors and a specialist supplementary program for the mayor
  • develop each year an ongoing professional development program for the mayor and each councillor
  • consult with councillors and consider their specific needs in tailoring a program for each councillor.

 

Councillors in turn have a responsibility to participate in the training their council arranges for them. Councils will be required to publicly report on each councillor’s participation in the training arranged for them.

 

Hit the Ground Running councillor workshops

The OLG is conducting a series of “Hit the Ground Running” workshops across NSW during October and November 2017 for Councillors and their General Managers. Both new and experienced councillors from the 46 councils going to election in September 2017 are strongly encouraged to attend. General Managers will be responsible for registering their councillors and themselves to attend one of the above workshops through the secure council portal

Dates and locations are as follows:

Shellharbour

Wed 11.10.17

Shellharbour City Council,

Lamerton House, Lamerton Crescent, Shellharbour

Queanbeyan

Thu 12.10.17

Queanbeyan-Palerang Regional Council Chambers

253 Crawford Street, Queanbeyan

Armidale

Tue 17.10.17

Activities Room, Kent House

139 Faulkner Street, Armidale

Strathfield

Wed 18.10.17

Ironbark Room, Strathfield Library

65-67 Rochester Street, Homebush

Thornton

Wed 18.10.17

Training Room 1, Local Government Training Institute

4 Sandringham Avenue, Thornton

Parramatta

Thu 19.10.17

Linden Room, Parramatta RSL Club

Cnr O’Connell & Macquarie Streets, Parramatta

Sydney CBD 1

Thu 19.10.17

Portside Room, The Portside Centre

Level 5, 207 Kent Street, Sydney

Bankstown

Wed 25.10.17

Community Room 1, Bryan Brown Theatre, Bankstown Library

Cnr Rickard & Chapel Roads, Bankstown

Jerilderie

Tue 31.10.17

Ian Gilbert Room, Jerilderie Civic Hall

33 Jerilderie Street, Jerilderie

Gundagai

Wed 01.11.17

Function Room 1, Gundagai District Services Club

254 Sheridan Street, Gundagai

Blayney

Thu 02.11.17

Blayney Shire Community Centre

41 Church Street, Blayney

Sydney CBD 2

Sat 04.11.17

Portside Room, The Portside Centre

Level 5, 207 Kent Street, Sydney

 

 

 

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