Local Government in Australia is based on the principle of
representative democracy. This means that the people elect representatives to
their local Council to make decisions on their behalf. In New South Wales, local
government elections are usually held every four years on the second Saturday in
September. The next local government election is due September 2016.
Lane Cove Council
is divided into three electoral districts called Wards. Voters elect three
Councillors from each ward (a total of nine Councillors) for a four-year term.
All residents are eligible to vote. Property owners who live outside of the area
may register their intention to vote on the non-residential roll.
encourages residents to raise issues with their elected
Councillors. Councillors can pursue matters on residents' behalf ensuring
that their viewpoints are considered in the development of policies.