Browne now deputy

Western Suburbs Weekly - - News -

CLARE­MONT coun­cil­lors elected Pe­ter Browne as deputy mayor last week.

A Clare­mont coun­cil­lor of four years, Cr Browne said hav­ing been a di­rec­tor-gen­eral, he felt he had some­thing to con­trib­ute to lo­cal gov­ern­ment. “It’s a great hon­our to be deputy mayor,” he said. “The Clare­mont coun­cil has got a very fine rep­u­ta­tion in lo­cal gov­ern­ment and that is largely at­trib­ut­able to the mayor, the CEO and the coun­cil­lors we have.”

Cr Browne paid trib­ute to former deputy mayor Bruce Haynes for his ser­vice to coun­cil.

“I be­lieve the po­si­tion should be ro­tated so as to en­sure a con­tin­ual re­newal and I would be happy to hand over to some­one else when the time comes,” he said.

Rep­re­sent­ing the East ward along­side Cr Alas­tair Tul­loch, new coun­cil­lor Kate Main was sworn in at a meet­ing last Tues­day.

Cr Main said she was lucky to join a coun­cil that func­tioned so well.

“I am keen to en­gage with the com­mu­nity about traf­fic and park­ing, as de­vel­op­ments in the area add to res­i­dent num­bers, I hope that ini­tia­tives can be in place to mit­i­gate con­ges­tion ahead of time and I think that en­cour­ag­ing walk­ing, pub­lic trans­port and bikes should be of a high pri­or­ity as well as li­ai­son with schools in the area,” she said.

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