Position Vacant - MidCoast Councillors

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MidCoast Council Logo updatedDo you have what it takes to lead a $210million business into the future, representing a community of 90,000 people who are spread over 10,000km2?  If this sounds like you, read on.

After what will be almost 16 months under the guidance of an Administrator, communities of merged councils across the state will head to the polls on Saturday 9 September to elect the group of people they believe will best represent them.  

And in a bid to attract the best possible candidates for the local region, MidCoast Council will hold a series of candidate information sessions.

“It’s unlike previous elections in any of the three former councils, with the elected council taking on a significantly larger responsibility in influencing decisions, representing a vast community, and looking after an enormous asset base”, said Steve Embry, MidCoast Council’s Director, Corporate & Business Systems.

“This is an opportunity for our community to find the right people with the right skill set and the drive to make a positive impact on the future of our region”.

The newly elected council will represent almost 200 unique localities that are home to 90,000 individuals, and over 10,000 businesses.

Add to that the region’s 3,300km road network, 542 bridges, 792 public buildings and 3,000 hectares of parks and open space, and the scope of the job ahead starts to take shape.

Candidate information sessions will provide attendees with an outline of what is expected of a Councillor, including specific roles and responsibilities relating to MidCoast Council’s $210 million per annum business.  

“The sessions are an opportunity for those thinking about standing as a candidate to gain an in-depth understanding of what they’re signing up for”, Steve added.

Information sessions will be held in Council chambers on:

13 June, Forster 12pm - 2pm
14 June, Taree 5.30pm – 7pm
21 June, Gloucester 5.30pm – 7pm
22 June, Gloucester 12pm - 2pm
27 June, Forster 5.30pm – 7pm
29 June, Taree 12pm - 2pm

“It’s an exciting opportunity and one we want to get right”, Steve said. “Now’s the time to start thinking about an elected council that can take the reins of our much larger organisation and make a difference for future generations”.

For details about the information sessions, visit, and to find out about the election, key dates and the candidate registration process visit

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