Nominations for City Councillor role

Published on 01 August 2023

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Nominations for City Councillor role are now closed

Nominations were opened for eligible individuals interested in filling the vacancy of Gold Coast Division 4 Councillor following the election of Cameron Caldwell to Federal Parliament.

Because the Office had become vacant with less than 12 months until the next election, the Local Government Act dictated that an expression of interest process must occur promptly with Councillors to then elect their preferred candidate by resolution.

City of Gold Coast CEO Tim Baker said there was a strict criteria that needed to be met.

“We are making the process simple and transparent so that our Council can act quickly and have someone appointed to the role within weeks,” Mr Baker said.

“This will give certainty to the residents of Division 4 and ensure that the Council is able to discharge its duties until March 2024 when the Local Government election is held.”

Individuals who met the following eligibility criteria were able nominate as a candidate:

  • Be an adult Australian citizen
  • Reside within the City of Gold Coast boundaries
  • Be enrolled on an electoral roll in Queensland
  • Not be disqualified from being a Councillor under the Local Government Act 2009
  • Return a fully completed nomination form

Nominees were asked to submit their CV and a short statement of suitability.

Nominations closed at 5pm Tuesday 8 August and Council will consider the matter at a Special Council meeting on Friday 11 August.