The state government has announced, by way of a letter to mayors that Wingecarribee Shire Council will have an election on September 10 this year.
Councils that are currently subject to a merger proposal will have their elections postponed until March 2017, while all others will proceed this year as scheduled.
Local Government Minister Paul Toole told mayors that “it is anticipated that any councils that are merged… may not be adequately prepared for a 10 September 2016 election.”
However, “For councils not subject to a merger proposal that is under examination, ordinary elections will proceed on this date.”
As Wingecarribee is not subject to a merger proposal, voters can expect to go to the polls in September.