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New Mayor and Deputy Mayor Elected

27 October 2022

Southern Grampians Shire Council elected Cr David Robertson as Mayor and Cr Helen Henry as Deputy Mayor for 2022/23 at last night’s Statutory Meeting.

Cr Robertson, who was elected unopposed, acknowledged the privilege and honour it is to be elected Mayor of the Southern Grampians.

“Firstly, I would like to thank my fellow Councillors for their support in nominating myself to the role of Mayor,” said Cr Robertson.

“I really see Council as a service industry where we are here to serve our residents and ratepayers well.”

Cr Robertson also acknowledged the tight economic landscape Council must continue to navigate to deliver on key projects for the community.

“As a Council, we are full of conceptual ideas and detailed plans which we will have shovel ready so when the scarce resources and opportunities come through, our Council will be prepared.

“We will continue to pressure Governments and we will continue to get jobs done for the people of the Southern Grampians. We are all in this together and as Mayor, my door is always open so please come and see me.

“I also have to commend Cr Bruach Colliton on his leadership, direction and commitment over the past two years as Mayor. We have achieved many accomplishments under his guidance which puts us in a good place to continue that work into our third and fourth year as a Council,” concluded Cr Robertson.

Deputy Mayor Cr Henry was elected unopposed with Council resolving to appoint the Mayor and Deputy Mayor for a one year term. The Council meeting schedule was also set for the second Wednesday of each month except January 2023, commencing at 5:30pm with next year’s Statutory Meeting scheduled for 1 November 2023.

Councillors were also appointed as representatives of Council for the following committees:

• Audit and Risk Committee – Cr Henry, Cr Robertson
• Planning Committee – Cr McAdam, Cr Brown
• Hamilton Regional Livestock Exchange Advisory Committee – Cr Brown, Cr McAdam
• CEO Employment and Remuneration Advisory Committee –Cr Robertson, Cr Henry, Cr Colliton
• Hamilton Showgrounds Advisory Committee – Cr Rainsford, Cr Robertson
• MAV Delegate – Cr Robertson, Proxy Cr Calvano
• South West Victoria Alliance – Cr Robertson
• Rural Councils Victoria – Cr Brown
• Barwon South West Waste & Resource Recovery Group – Cr Henry
• Green Triangle Action Group – Cr Rainsford
• Rail Freight Alliance – Cr Rainsford

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