A Bolt from the blue


Pinjarra Murray Times - - FRONT PAGE - Jill Burgess

COUN­CIL­LOR David Bolt is the new Shire of Mur­ray pres­i­dent.

Cr Bolt won over for­mer Shire pres­i­dent Ma­ree Reid.

Cr Steve Lee con­tin­ues as deputy.

The po­si­tion was also con­tested by Cr Brenda Beacham.

Cr Bolt (56) has a 50-year con­nec­tion with South Yun­derup, where he lives, and said he had seen Pin­jarra grow from a few farms to a vi­brant town.

He said he would look for a bal­ance between com­mu­nity ex­pec­ta­tions and the en­vi­ron­ment

There would be a chal­lenge to the coun­cil re­gard­ing un­em­ploy­ment and with the need to in­tro­duce new tech­nol­ogy, he would en­sure the younger com­mu­nity was not left be­hind.

He also planned to look af­ter the aged.

“If we look af­ter busi­ness and ratepay­ers, we will all grow to­gether,’’ he said.

Un­like the City of Man­durah, in which res­i­dents vote for the mayor, Mur­ray Shire coun­cil­lors vote for their pres­i­dent.

Cr Reid and new coun­cil­lors Ge­off Black, Brad Cardilini, Dou­glas McLarty and Brenda Beacham were sworn in at last week’s coun­cil meet­ing.

Coun­cil­lors Ma­ree Reid, Dou­glas McLarty, Brenda Beacham, Ge­off Black, Brad Cardilini, David Bolt and Steve Lee.

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