Tweed Council elections will now have to wait another three months, due to the worsening Covid situation in Sydney.
NSW Local Government elections have had to be postponed, getting pushed back to Saturday, December 4.
The four-year term was originally set to expire in September 2020, and has now been delayed twice due to the coronavirus pandemic.
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The decision’s been made to ensure the safety and wellbeing of the state’s communities, as voters, polling staff or candidates.
General Manager Troy Green said Council operations would proceed as normal until the new poll, with serving Councillors to remain in their positions.
“Council staff will continue to work closely with Councillors to ensure the ongoing good governance of the Tweed Shire, including crucial decision-making on matters such as planning and development applications,” Mr Green said.
“I’d like to extend our sincere gratitude to all of our Councillors who will continue to serve the Tweed community for an additional 3 months.”
For the Tweed, the current Mayor of Tweed Shire Chris Cherry will remain in her role until 4 December but her Deputy will be recontested in September when the one year term ends.
Nominations for candidates to contest the poll will now open on Monday 25 October.
Councillors elected in December 2021 will serve a reduced term of 2 years and 8 months, with subsequent elections expected to remain on schedule.
For further information, visit the NSW Electoral Commission at www.elections.nsw.gov.au or phone 1300 135 736.