Pro-development team elected to Shire of Broome council.
Harold Tracey and Desiree Male have been convincingly re-elected to the Shire of Broome, along with their ally and newcomer Catherine Marriott.
The trio went into the election on the same ticket with a pro-development platform forming the cornerstone of their campaign, and collected more than 50 per cent of the total votes.
Three seats up for grabs in the Broome Ward were contested by nine candidates.
The three victors were due to be sworn in on Monday and join the other six elected members to vote for a new Shire president.
The count on Saturday was a three-way race from the start, with Mr Tracey polling 918 votes followed by Ms Male (886) and Ms Marriott (784).
Next in the count was Tony Hutchinson, more than 200 votes away (570), and Mark “Sharky” Harris (484).
Former Shire president Graeme Campbell followed (476) along with Johani Mamid (418), Graham Chapman (255) and Greg VanDam (157).
The voter turnout rate was 24.44 per cent — a slight decrease from 26.29 per cent in the 2015 election.
Mr Tracey said he wanted to work with his colleagues to make the Shire one of the best in WA in terms of supporting the community and businesses and to help deliver jobs and prosperity.
Ms Male, who will be serving her third four-year term as a councillor, thanked her voters and vowed to work hard on improving the local economy and tackling social issues within the town.
Ms Marriott said one of her key aims was to work towards a “say yes” culture in relation to community and business proposals.
“I am looking forward to listening to the community and getting key infrastructure, such as a safe boat harbour in Broome, under way,” she said.