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17-32 2017 Edition of the Councillor Handbook

Date: Monday 30th October 2017
Category: Council Circular

Circular Details

17-32 / 30 October 2017 / A568728

Previous Circular

16-39 2016 edition of the Councillor Handbook

Who should read this

Councillors / General Managers / Governance staff


Council Governance Team / 02 4428 4100 /

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PDF Verson of Circular

17-32 2017 edition of the Councillor Handbook


 2017 Councillor Handbook


What’s new or changing

  • The Office of Local Government has issued an updated edition of the Councillor Handbook.


What this will mean for your council

  • General Managers and council governance staff should ensure councillors are aware of the availability of the Councillor Handbook on the Office of Local Government’s website.


Key points

  • The Councillor Handbook is designed to help new and returning councillors to be effective in their role.
  • The handbook is the go-to resource for all councillors during their electoral term and includes links to other useful resources.
  • The handbook provides more detail on the topics covered in the “Hit the Ground Running” Councillor Workshops.


Where to go for further information

  • The Councillor Handbook is available on the Office of Local Government’s website at
  • For further information, contact the Council Governance Team on 4428 4100.


Tim Hurst

Acting Chief Executive

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