Spotlight on Council Candidates – calling for expressions of interest
Written by maTR on September 4, 2018
As part of Triple Y’s “Community Soapbox” which airs on Thursday afternoons at 2pm, straight after the Whyalla City Council Show, we will be running a 5-10 minute segment with prospective candidates, including current sitting councillors who will be renominating, as part of a “get to know Council Candidates” in the upcoming 2018 Council Elections.
We will also be offering a special sponsorship rate to get your message on air and out into our community!
If you are “throwing your hat in the ring” and would like to appear on the segment, or speak to us about sponsorship, please contact Anne Cunningham on 8644 0074 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
The segments and sponsorship will commence after nominations have closed and the candidates drawn and will play up until election closing date.
Excerpt from Whyalla City Council webpage:
“Local Government has been an important part of community decision making since the earliest days of settlement of South Australia. The South Australian Constitution Act 1934 provides for a system of elected Local Government bodies. The Local Government Act 1999 sets out the Constitution, system and operational framework for Local Government in this State. The Local Government (elections) Act 1999 contains the requirements for Local Government Elections. It sets out how the elections are to be conducted, who can nominate, who can vote, how the votes are counted and other important matters. Local Government is an elected system of government directly accountable to the local community. A major theme of the Local Government Act 1999 is that of a Council and its community having the appropriate degree of autonomy to meet its needs and influence its own future.
Councils in South Australia form important political and social communities with an unparalleled depth of knowledge of the needs of the local area and for this very reason Local Government is often referred to as the ‘grass roots’ level of government. It uses its own resources or that of State and Commonwealth Governments to deliver a diverse range of services in its local area.”