City of Gosnells electors used their first opportunity to directly elect the Mayor to return Terresa Lynes to the role last weekend, in an election that recorded the highest-ever voter turnout in the City.
Mayor Lynes received 71.98% of votes in the Mayoral ballot and will hold the position for a four-year term.
Election results were announced late on Monday 23 October, with the following Councillors elected:
• Aaron Adams
• Ken Ashwin
• Adam Hort
• Saiful Islam
• Diane Lloyd
• Ye (Emma) Zhang
• Glenn Dewhurst
The new, or re-elected, Councillors will serve a four-year term on the Council expiring in 2027, except Councillor Dewhurst who will serve until 2025. Councillor Dewhurst will fill the vacancy created as a result of Terresa Lynes being elected as Mayor, as Mayor Lynes had two years remaining of her term as a Councillor.
Councillors elected last weekend will join sitting Councillors Peter Abetz, Caren Baayens, David Goode, Kevin McDonald and Serena Williamson, whose terms expire in 2025.
This year, the City recorded its highest-ever voter turnout, with more than 30% of electors returning their ballot papers.
The new-look Council met for the first time last night, electing Cr Hort as Deputy Mayor.
Mayor Lynes congratulated the new and returning Councillors.
“It is always wonderful to have fresh perspectives brought to Council and I look forward to working with each of our Councillors and community members to continue making the City of Gosnells a great place,” she said.
“I want to thank the community for voting at this year’s City of Gosnells election and encourage all residents and ratepayers to stay engaged and keep in touch with what is happening at Council through our website, social media, live-streamed Council Meetings or by speaking with me or the Councillors.”
Visit gosnells.wa.gov.au for details about Councillors and the City of Gosnells election.