Shire gets nod to abolish wards, defer council vacancy to October

THE SHIRE of Toodyay has been given State permission to defer an election to fill a vacancy on its nine-member council created by the recent resignation of former Cr Craig Brook until October’s statewide local government elections, when four other Toodyay council seats fall vacant.

The State has also approved the Toodyay council’s plan to abolish its four electoral wards, which means that all shire electors will – for the first time – be able to vote for every candidate in every seat instead of only those standing in their local area.

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