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Whitsunday Regional Council has called a Special Meeting for 2pm next Wednesday, May 1 to select the Division 4 Councillor of the Whitsunday Regional Council Local Government Area.
Due to Peter Ramage’s recent resignation as Councillor for Division 4, Council advertised for nominees for the casual vacancy of this position, which will be filled until the next quadrennial local government elections in 2020.
As Council is in the final part of the current four year term of Council (as defined at section 161(5) of the Local Government Act 2009) but more than six months away from the 2020 elections, section 166(5) of the Act states that Council must fill the vacancy in the office of a Councillor by appointment by resolution of Council.
Division 4 is home to approximately 3,600 residents from rural and coastal residential areas including suburbs such as Collinsville, Scottville, Mount Coolon, Mount Wyatt, Bogie, Dingo Beach, Gregory River, Riordanvale, Strathdickie, Crystal Brook, Kelsey Creek, Andromache, Gunyarra and Lethebrook.
A total of nine formal nominations were received and each candidate will be invited to present to Council next Wednesday morning.
The Special Meeting will then take place at 2pm with the appointment being a decision of the full council.
The Division 4 Councillor nominees and localities are:
- Nicola Grieger (Collinsville)
- Brian Richardson (Jubilee Pocket)
- Anthony Large (Foxdale)
- Russell Hicks (Collinsville)
- Susan Clark (Bowen)
- Rogin Taylor (Preston)
- Gary Simpson (Strathdickie)
- John Lumby (Gregory River)
- Denise Hadley (Lethebrook)
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