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There has never been a better time to participate

As we come to the end of August and approach the Local Government Elections in October, there has never been a better time for you to participate in our local community.

Caretaker period begins on 2 September, which means that the City of Stirling must avoid actions and decisions that could be perceived as affecting the result of the election. From 2-9 September, nominations are open to become a candidate.

Improving your local community starts with local government, and that means improving our local community starts with you deciding to be a part of the City of Stirling by running for Council.

Being a Councillor and participating in local government doesn't mean everyone agreeing; it means everyone joining in the pursuit of community benefit. The only reward of public life should be public progress, and I encourage everyone to consider how you will participate this October.

You could participate by applying for the City’s Community Collaboration Fund grants, which are open until 17 September. The fund provides up to $2,000 to build the capacity and knowledge of locals, enable organisations to create community connections, and meet the objectives of our key strategies like the Reconciliation Action Plan, Youth Framework and Multicultural Framework.

Participating could mean recognising a local individual or organisation that has significantly contributed to our community. I invite you to nominate these great ambassadors who act as positive role models for our community for the Community Citizen of the Year Awards. Categories include:

  • Community Citizen of the Year
  • Community Citizen of the Year – Youth (under 25 years)
  • Community Citizen of the Year – Senior (over 65 years)
  • Active Citizenship – group or event.

Online nominations are open until 31 October 2021, so please visit www.citizenshipawards.com.au to nominate online or for more information.

We recently recognised our Volunteer of the Year, Colin Sutherland, who participates in his local community through the Stirling Community Men's Shed.

Participating in your local government could even mean attending one of the many events and market series that commence in September, including the Inglewood Monday Night Markets, Scarborough Sunset Markets (summer) and the Inglewood Upmarket. Stirling Farmers Markets and Balga Friday Markets run year-round.

There is so much to do in the City - visit the City’s online Events Calendar or Facebook events page to keep up-to-date or find out more.

There is a place here for everyone in the City of Choice, so stand with us and participate in making this community all that it can be.

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