Coun­cil­lor to stay on as ‘FIFO’

Pilbara News - - News - Tom Zaun­mayr

One of Tom Price’s coun­cil­lors will re­main in her po­si­tion de­spite having to leave town for health rea­sons.

Ce­cilia Fer­nan­dez, whose term ex­pires next year, will be fly­ing in and out from Bris­bane for 10 months af­ter re­ceiv­ing med­i­cal ad­vice from her doc­tor.

“I have asked the (De­part­ment of Lo­cal Govern­ment) if that’s OK that I will be FIFO — they said yes,” she said. “There­fore be­cause of my pas­sion to con­tinue work­ing with the Shire, I have made the de­ci­sion to stay.

“I know some peo­ple will be un­happy, but oth­ers will un­der­stand so thank you for your sup­port and your trust.”

Mrs Fer­nan­dez said she hoped to con­tinue her work in tourism, indige­nous en­gage­ment and wildlife.

Pic­ture: Tom Zaun­mayr

Tom Price coun­cil­lor Ce­cilia Fer­nan­dez.

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