Handful of rookies elected to council
TEN new faces have joined Blacktown Council following the local government election on September 10.
The chamber will be dominated by the ALP, with the new council comprising 10 Labor councillors and five Liberals.
Counting for prepoll and postal votes was completed on Friday.
Of the 15 councillors, eight of them have no council experience.
Julie Griffiths and Kathie Collins previously served on Blacktown Council, though not recently.
The new councillors replace veterans Alan Pendleton, Charlie Lowles and Len Robinson who retired from the council last term, taking more than 70 years of local government experience with them.
Ward 4 will be represented by Cr Stephen Bali (ALP), Carol Israel (ALP) and Linda Santos (Liberal).
Tony Bleasdale (ALP), Brad Bunting (ALP) and Peter Camilleri (Liberal) will represent Ward 5.
There also will be five new faces on Penrith Council, with the ALP set to continue its dominance.
The new councillors include three ALP members and two Liberals.
Two of the new faces secured seats in the East Ward, including former real estate agent Ben Price (ALP) and Todd Carney (ALP).
The other East Ward councillors are Geoff Davies (ALP), Tricia Hitchen (Liberal) and Bernard Bratusa (Liberal).