Do you have what it takes to be a councillor?
BUNDABERG'S aspiring politicians are being encouraged to find out what it takes to be a councillor at a seminar.
People interested in contesting the Bundaberg Regional Council elections on Saturday, March 19 2016 are being invited to attend a So You Want To Be A Councillor seminar tomorrow night.
The seminar will be held at the Civic Centre Supper Room at 6pm with anyone interested in running for their council urged to attend.
The seminar will explain the nomination process including eligibility as well as outlining what is expected of elected officials in terms of their responsibilities and behaviour.
Acting Director-General of the Department of Infrastructure, Local Government and Planning Stephen Johnston says department officers will conduct free information seminars for intending candidates throughout the state.
"Public office can be rewarding for those who are dedicated to their community but it can also be challenging," Mr Johnston said.
"Before you nominate for the position of councillor or mayor, you should have a clear idea of what's involved. Our department officers are there to guide you."
The So You Want To Be A Councillor sessions began on October 1 in Esk with more than 70 to be conducted across Queensland.
"Ratepayers deserve the best representation possible on their council and these seminars will provide valuable information for anyone considering nominating for election," Mr Johnston said.
Nominations for the positions of councillors and mayors close on February 16, 2016.
For more information: http://dilgp.qld.gov.au/local-government/local-government-elections.html