Dubbo Regional Council has adopted new meeting dates following the announcement that local government elections have been postponed statewide.
The elections were scheduled to be held in September, however, the Office of Local Government has now moved them until Saturday, December 4.
As a result of the postponement, councillors have also been instructed to elect a new mayor for the extended period, when the mayoral term finishes in September.
Mayor Stephen Lawrence and deputy mayor Anne Jones were elected in June 2021. They were to hold the roles until the September election.
Because it's now been extended until December, a mayoral election will take place in September to cover the extended term of council.
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Councillors, however, will continue in their roles for the extended council term.
Meeting dates have also been confirmed.
Ordinary council meetings will be held on Monday, August 23, Monday, September 27 and Monday, October 25 while standing committee meetings will be held on Monday, September 13 and Monday, October 11.
Dubbo Regional Council CEO Murray Wood said the new election date gives people who are thinking about running for council, more time to consider the possibility.
"Collectively our pre-candidate workshops were well attended, and we have already observed some candidates coming forward, which is great.
"We will run another round of workshops, so for anyone contemplating a role on Dubbo Regional Council, I encourage you to keep your eye out," Mr Wood said.
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