When was the election?

The first election of the new Hilltops Council was held on Saturday, 9 September 2017.

When will we know the results?

Live counting and progressive first preference results are available on the NSW Electoral Commission’s (NSWEC) website here.

The NSWEC has advised that the counting of postal and declaration votes will continue into the week commencing Sunday, 10 September.  Once the counting is complete, the NSWEC will advise the candidates, the Council, and the media of a date and time for the formal declaration of who has been elected to represent the community on Hilltops Council.

How many councillors will be elected?

11 councillors will be elected to Hilltops Council.  This includes the positions of Mayor and Deputy Mayor, both of which will be elected by the members of the newly formed Hilltops Council.

How long are councillors elected for?

Local government elections are typically held every four years, however due to the amalgamation process, the term of the new Hilltops Council will be for three years.

Once elected, the Mayor holds office for two years while the Deputy Mayor is elected annually.

Who were the candidates?

Information on candidates can be found here.

Where can I find more information?

The NSW Electoral Commission has created a website devoted to the local government September elections here.