Newcomer on council
RESIDENTS in Chittering have elected three candidates to council in the local government elections, with Peter Osborn and Donald Gibson retaining their seat.
Newcomer Carmel Ross claimed her seat on council taking out the most votes, with 618.
Councillor Gordon Houston was re-elected Shire President until October 2019 and Cr Osborn elected to deputy.
Chief executive Alan Sheridan expressed his thanks to all seven candidates and the Chittering community their participation.
He said WAEC results showed participation was down from 41.65 per cent in 2015 to 34.46 per cent this year in Chittering.
“It is appropriate we acknowledge former Councillor Michelle Rossouw for her commitment and substantial contribution to council during her time as deputy president and councillor,” he said.