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Local Elections, Port Macquarie Hastings Council, NSW

✦ The Count Down Is On To December 4! Get to know your candidates.

If you go for a drive around the Greater Port Macquarie Hastings region you can’t miss seeing the election posters that have sprung up. With just a few weeks before we go to the polling booth on December 4, the Local Government Election Campaign is hotting up.

There are 8 Councillor seats on the Port Macquarie Hastings Council to be filled as well as a popularly elected Mayor, all electors enrolled in the Council area are eligible to vote.

The Electoral Commission's current register of candidates indicates there are 27 nominees already in the running for the Port Macquarie-Hastings council elections.

NSW Minister for Local Government, Shelley Hancock, postponed the local government elections scheduled to take place on September 4 earlier this year. It was the second time, due to COVID, the elections were put on hold,. They were originally to be held in September 2020.

Voters will be able to participate in the December elections in person, by post or online and pre-poll voting will begin two weeks before election day.

When you vote, you take back your power to choose, to speak up, and to stand with those who support you and each other.

Candidates in ballot paper order


Group C The Greens - Lauren Edwards, Stuart Watson, Drusi Meggett, Les Mitchell

Group A Fighters for Our Region - Lisa Intemann (running for mayor), Kingsley Searle, Stewart Cooper, Narelle Milligan, Paul Bradford

Group B Hastings First - Nik James Lipovac (running for mayor), Kerry Fox, Linda Lenord, Michael Clarke, Justin Hardie

Group D Team Pinson - Peta Pinson (running for mayor), Adam Roberts, Sharon Griffiths, Danielle Maltman, Josh Slade

Group E Team Sheppard - Rachel Sheppard (running for mayor), Gregory Freeman, Linda Elbourne, Ethan Francis


Jon Bailey - Independent for Camden Haven

John Saunders - Independent for Camden Haven

Stephen Gates - Independent (running for mayor)

Raymond Linney - Independent

Mayoral Candidates

- in ballot paper order

Peta Pinson

Steven Gates

Rachel Sheppard

Lisa Intemann

Nik Lipovak

Brilliant-online has interviewed some candidates in past editions, we chat with Nik James Lipovak this edition and bring you an email trail from Peta Pinson from a concerned resident.

Key information

Where to vote and other important locations

  • Voting centre locations before election day

  • Voting centre locations on election day

  • Location of the office of the returning officer

Saturday, 4 December 2021

8.00am - 6.00pm


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