Postponed NSW local government elections set for Sept 2021

NSW council elections due later this year but postponed because of coronavirus health concerns have been rescheduled for 4 September 2021.

Local Government Minister Shelley Hancock announced the new date this week, saying current councillors will continue to hold their civic offices until the rescheduled elections are held.

An order has been published in the NSW Government Gazette formally postponing the election, with a second order extending the postponement and setting the new election date to be published shortly.

“The decision to postpone was not taken lightly, and was made to provide certainty for councils and communities,” Ms Hancock said.