The 2023 Referendum will be held on Saturday 14 October 2023.
It will be run by the Australian Electoral Commission who may be contacted on 13 23 26.
For information on voting options, including pre-polling visit www.aec.gov.au/referendums
Saturday, 25 March 2023
For election results visit the NSW Electoral Commission website.
Residents and ratepayers of The Hills Shire voted to elect 12 Councillors and the Mayor on Saturday, 4 December 2021. Electors cast a vote on who should be elected as Mayor for the full four year term. Three Councillors will be elected to each Ward (Central, North, East and West).
Key Dates - Electoral Results
21 December, 2021 - Declaration of result - Dr Peter Gangemi (Mayor)
23 December, 2021 - Declaration of result (Councillors)
Central Ward - Clr Jessica Brazier, Clr Mark Hodges, Clr Tony Hay OAM
East Ward - Clr Jerome Cox, Clr Reena Jethi, Clr Ryan Tracey
North Ward - Clr Virginia Ellis, Clr Mitchell Blue, Clr Mila Kasby
West Ward - Clr Rosemarie Boneham, Clr Frank De Masi, Clr Barbara Burton
For more information visit the NSW Electoral Commission Website
At the meeting of Council on 12 November 2019 Council adopted changes to Ward boundaries because the subdivision of Wards within a local government area must consist of approximately equal numbers of voters. When required these boundaries are altered as populations within areas change.
The ward maps available below include the new ward boundary information and apply for the next Council elections, to be held on 4 December, 2021.
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Check which ward you live in
Ward Boundaries Full Map(PDF, 558KB)
North Ward Map (adopted by Council 12 November 2019)(PDF, 1MB)
Central Ward Map (adopted by Council 12 November 2019)(PDF, 2MB)
East Ward Map (adopted by Council 12 November 2019)(PDF, 2MB)
West Ward Map (adopted by Council 12 November 2019)(PDF, 2MB)
The Hills Shire Council by-election was held on Saturday 28 July 2018 to elect one candidate for the West Ward of Council. The NSW Electoral Commission conducted the By-election on behalf of The Hills Shire Council.
Results of the By-election
The Hills Shire Council West Ward By-Election Declaration of Election(PDF, 92KB)
Completed Ballot Paper Count Status, First Preference Votes and Distribution of Preferences Reports are available on the NSW Electoral Commission website.
The Local Government elections were held on Saturday 9 September, 2017.
On Friday 15 September 2017, the Returning Officer for the election of The Hills Shire Councillors officially declared the following person elected as Mayor until the next ordinary election of the Council (scheduled for September 2020):
Michelle Byrne has been elected as Mayor
On Saturday 16 September 2017, the Returning Officer for the election of The Hills Shire Councillors officially declared the following persons elected as Councillors until the next ordinary election of the Council (scheduled for September 2020)
- Elizabeth Russo
- Frank De Masi
- Tony Hay OAM
- Alan Haselden
- Samuel Uno
- Ryan Tracey
- Robyn Preston
- Peter Gangemi
- Brooke Collins OAM
- Mike Thomas
- Raymond Harty OAM (resigned effective 1 May, 2018)
- Reena Jethi
Every four years the residents and ratepayers of The Hills Shire elect 12 Councillors and the Mayor. The last election of Councillors for The Hills Shire Council was held on Saturday, 9 September 2017.
Prior to 2017 the Councillors elected the Mayor and Deputy Mayor on an annual basis. However, following a constitutional referendum in 2012 to determine the method of election of the Mayor, electors now cast a vote on who should be elected as Mayor for the full four year term.
Traditionally, the twelve Councillors elected to The Hills Shire Council, represent a Ward. Three Councillors are elected to each Ward (Central, North, East and West).
Prior to the proclamation dated 12 May 2016, whereby that part of the then Hills Shire Council below the M2 was moved to the City of Parramatta, the Hills Shire was divided into four wards. The proclamation removed all wards. Council resolved on 11 October 2016 to re-establish four wards after approval was received from the Department of Premier and Cabinet. Reinstatement of the four (4) Ward structure (Central, East, North and West) within The Hills Shire Council was gazetted on Tuesday 24 January 2017, effective immediately.
The 2012 Constitutional Referendum
The Constitutional Referendum conducted in conjunction with the elections on 8 September, 2012 with the following question:
Do you favour the election of the mayor by electors for a four year term which will necessarily increases the number of Councillors by 1?
favoured the YES case:
Therefore from September 2017 Council's Mayor is elected by the people rather than by fellow Councillors and there will be 13 Councillors on Council.