We need a hand – your hand!

On polling day, 3rd September, we need your help to hand out how to vote leaflets.  If we get enough people we will only need each person to work a  couple of hours.

Voting is from 8.00am to 6.00pm.  There are seventeen polling places across the city.

If you are support Brian and his team, are reasonably friendly and would like to help please go to the join the team tab and leave your details.   Continue reading


The article from the Illawarra Mercury…

Meet the Candidates

If you are still wondering who to vote for (I hope not) there is an opportunity to meet the candidates.  The Illawarra Mercury has invited candidates in the Shellharbour council election to a form to be held tomorrow night,  Tuesday 23 August, at the Warilla Bowls and Recreation Club, Jason Avenue Barrack Heights.  The forum starts at 7.30pm.

Voting for the first time…

If you are voting for the first time it can be a  bit daunting.  It can also seem like a  bit of a drag; interrupting your Saturday and all.

But it is important.  And it is important that you have some idea of how it works and how to do it properly.

Hear are some earlier posts…. Continue reading

Your vote counts – as do your preferences…

When you vote, your vote counts.  That may sound a  bit obvious bit it needs to be said.  If you want you vote to really count you need to know a little about the system of voting we will be using.

NSW local government elections use an Optional Preferential Proportional Representation system.  What a mouth full.  I promise they are last big words I am going to use in this post.  Continue reading

This week’s Lake Times article…

Can’t argue with this!





Shellharbour councillors to receive laptops and smartphones


BY CHRIS PAVER – Illawarra Mercury


17 Aug, 2011 04:00 AM


Shellharbour City Council candidates Shane Cook and Kellie Marsh welcomed a policy that would give the city’s new councillors access to smartphones. Picture: ANDY ZAKELI

Elected officials in Shellharbour will be armed with internet-enabled laptops and smartphones as the city takes a step towards a more tech-savvy council.

Shellharbour City Council administrator David Jesson last night encouraged the city’s future leaders to embrace the digital communication tools.

“We’re moving into a world of new technology, and we want to make sure that all those opportunities are embraced to the extent that the incoming councillors want to embrace them,” Mr Jesson said. Continue reading