Fraser Coast

FCRC declared candidates so far

We will see new faces on council this year – change is inevitable!

The official opening date for candidate nominations will open with the Notice of Election on Saturday 22 February and close at midday on Tuesday 3 March.

Twenty three people have declared their intention to run in the next Fraser Coast Regional Council Local Government election on March 28.

Voters have until 5pm on Friday 28 February to enrol, check and/or update their enrolment.

It’s not good for the health of democracy if electors don’t have the opportunity to go in and make a choice for who they want to make these important decisions that affect their day to day lives. We really depend on and assume that good people are going to be willing to step up and do these jobs, but increasingly there’s a lot of folks who are taking a look at what the job entails and are deciding it’s not really for them.

Even if you’re not prepared to throw your own hat into the ring, everyone has a chance to help increase engagement in local governance. People should encourage others to run, particularly those from under-served and under-represented divisions.

If you see somebody who loves their community who you think would make a great contribution, encourage them. Tell them you think they’re great, encourage them to put their name forward and help them when they do.

It’s incredibly valuable to represent your community that you will carry with you for the rest of your life. If you have the passion to put your name out there and run for politics at the government level that has the most impact on citizens’ daily lives, I encourage people to do so.

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27 January 2020