Local Leaders’ Blog

Inspiration and education for candidates, councillors and councils

How much does a local councillor get paid?

How much does a local councillor get paid?

Local councillors are paid an annual fee to perform their civic duties and are also reimbursed for relevant expenses. The person fulfilling the position of Mayor is also paid an additional fee. The amount of the annual fee is set by the the Local Government...

read more
Social media and politics – a risky mix!

Social media and politics – a risky mix!

 Lets face it - politics and social media can be risky mix. Hardly a day goes by where a politician (either local or international) isn't involved in an online scandal or social media pile on. In recent times, the most famous has been the banning of the former...

read more
Who can become a local councillor in NSW?

Who can become a local councillor in NSW?

In short, anyone who is entitled to be enrolled to vote can become a local councillor in NSW, unless that person is disqualified from holding civic office or prevented from being elected to civic office.  So, the better question to ask might be “who can’t be a local...

read more
Ten characteristics of a good community leader

Ten characteristics of a good community leader

Many community leaders go onto become local councillors making them the heart and soul of our communities. Some may have started in the local Chamber of Commerce or became involved in a local campaign through the local residents association. Many community leaders go...

read more
Identifying your leadership style

Identifying your leadership style

Many people emerge as local leaders by accident or because of a natural inclination to want to make a difference to their local community. The reality is that each of us will lead differently at different times. Learning to be a leader We also learn to lead in...

read more
Less than one year to the local council elections in NSW

Less than one year to the local council elections in NSW

Welcome to 2021! This year the local council elections in NSW will be held on 4 September 2021. That is now less than one year away. To start the year with a bang, we are kicking the year off with the launch of our Locale Learning blog. Delay of local council...

read more

Subscribe To Our Newsletter

Join our mailing list to receive the latest news and updates from our team.

You have Successfully Subscribed!