Member for Mandurah David Templeman has urged Peel Region residents and ratepayers to make sure they have their say in the October 21 Local Government elections.
The Local Government Minister said that he was pleased increased numbers of people, from a variety of backgrounds had put themselves forward as Candidates at this year’s Council elections in the Peel Region.
“Unfortunately, on average, less than 30% of people cast a vote at Local Government elections in Western Australia.
"Local Government is a very important level of Government and I am urging people to inform themselves about who has put themselves forward as potential candidates for the Mayoral position and Councillor positions in Mandurah and the vacant positions on the Boddington Shire, Shire of Murray, Waroona and Serpentine Jarrahdale.” Mr Templeman said.
Many electors would be receiving their ballot papers in the mail this week and next and Mr Templeman said that it was very important that people took the time to make a decision on the future of their local government’s direction over the next few years.
“We are at a critical stage in our Region’s development and I believe we need strong local leadership within our local governments. So I am urging everyone who is an eligible voter to check out who the Candidates are and to vote.”