Cr Kevin Mack has been safely returned to Albury Council and has spoken about his strong showing in the election on Saturday. 17,696 formal votes have been counted to date and Cr Kevin Mack has been the standout performer. His ticket has 5839 first preference votes or 33 per cent of the vote so far. Live updates
Preliminary counting indicates that Labor has a strong support across all five wards in the Blacktown council elections. Read more
The Labor Party looks to be the dominant group on Blue Mountains City Council after Blue Mountains mayor Mark Greenhill increased his vote to secure two ALP councillors in Ward 4 for the second time. Read more
Cessnock mayor Bob Pynsent will almost certainly be re-elected after claiming 45 per cent of the first preference vote in Saturday’s local government election. Read more
While some candidates or tickets may show a clear lead on first preferences this evening, the final nine are not expected to be known before Tuesday at the earliest. The Crookwell Gazette has updates here.
Del Bennett is holding steady at 30.96 per centagainst Frank Carbone on 27.29 per cent – but this election will most likely be decided on preferences. More updates
Andrew Parsons is out front with 374 votes followed by former mayor Steve Toms on 366, Greens candidate Carol Sparks 229, Jeff Smith 196, mayor Colin Price 192, Glenn Fendon 184, Brett Bishop 178 and Dianne Newman on 166. Follow the live coverage here.
The Goulburn Post is bringing you updates as the count continues. You can see the results here.
Less than one per cent separated the two front runners in Griffith’s race for mayor on Sunday morning with a final result expected to be announced that night. More updates
Colleen Fuller is leading Gunnedah’s preliminary first preference vote count late Saturday evening. More updates
Labor is expected to hold the balance of power in at least two Hunter councils after strong swings towards the party in Saturday’s local government elections.
“Labor is back and we’re back for good,” said councillor and incoming Mayor of Lake Macquarie Kay Fraser, as she delivered her victory speech to a crowd of about 60 party faithful at the Windale Gateshead Bowling Club.
Early on Sunday morning, mayor Paul Maytom had received the most votes and was sitting on 2293 first preference votes, which is 38.90 per cent of the votes counted. Updates here
Wendy Waller steadily holds 39.7 per cent of the votes against Liberal’s Tony Hadchiti with 31.6 per cent. – but this election will most likely be decided on preferences. More updates
Rodger Schirmer and Derek Douglas are leading the charge in A and B Wards respectively, while C Ward’s Gail Driscoll, Ian Marston and Greg Verdon have been elected unopposed. Updates here
By Sunday morning, more than 8000 votes had been counted in the NSW Local Council Elections for the Muswellbrook Shire and mayor Martin Rush had picked up more than 30 per cent of the first preference vote. Updates here
The self-described farmer’s wife from Newee Creek, Rhonda Hoban, is headed for a thumping win to continue as mayor of Nambucca Shire, the Nambucca Guardian reports.
Keep up to date with the Tamworth Regional Council vote here.
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And who is kicking ahead in the votes in the Liverpool Plains, Moree, Narrabri and Gwydir elections? We’ve got the answers for you here.
On first preferences, Peter Besseling has on Saturday evening secured 58.03% (or 16,951 votes) of the vote for the position of mayor over his nearest rival. Counting resumes Sunday morning but Peter Besseling with a convincing lead over Peta Pinson and Sharon Griffiths for the mayoral hat will be returned to the position, the Port News reports. Follow here for rolling updates.
Singleton's next mayor is likely to be decided on preferences with Sue Moore leading current mayor John Martin by 400 votes at close of counting on Saturday night. Read more
Shoalhaven voters have delivered an emphatic message to council, walking away from Team Gash. The mayoral contest is between incumbent Joanna Gash and Greens candidate Amanda Findley and will be decided by the flow of preferences and the postal vote. Support for Joanna Gash has collapsed by almost half since her landslide election victory in 2012 while Amanda Findley has tripled, bearing mind it was a five-way contest in 2012. Read more
It looks to be a safe bet that Duncan Gair (Independent) and Graham McLaughlin (Labor) will each win two council seats, with Grahame Andrews (Independent) and Gordon Markwart (The Greens) joining them, the Southern Highlands News reports. More updates
Senior Labor and Liberal figures agree the election is too close to call, and the final makeup of the council may not be known for days. The most likely scenario is the 15 member council will comprise seven Liberal and seven Labor councillors and one Independent. More updates
Clover Moore has cruised to victory and a record fourth term as Sydney's lord mayor, as tens of thousands of businesses voted alongside residents for the first time in the City of Sydney election. Read more
The count result might not be known for a few days but already hopeful candidates are gathering across Tamworth. On Saturday night, former Tamworth deputy Mayor Russell Webb was leading the charge, followed by fellow former councillor Mark Rodda. Follow the Northern Daily Leader’s live coverage here.
Mayoral election has Michael Pearce leading with 965, ahead on Bob Crouch 590, Tom O’Connor 387, Isabel Strutt has 257 and has overtaken Natasha Ledger on 206, according to late Saturday night’s count. Follow The Armidale Express’s live coverage here.
Around half of the formal votes have been counted and the big shock is none of the ungrouped candidates appear likely to be elected, including deputy mayor Dallas Tout and councillor Greg Conkey. Retiring councillor Julian McLaren has been crunching the numbers and claimed the six certainties for Wagga council are Rod Kendall (Next Generation), Tim Koschel (Next Generation), Dan Hayes (Country Labor), Vanessa Keenan (Country Labor), Paul Funnell and Kerry Pascoe. Updates here
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