Veteran councillor quits over morals

Cash-strapped shire seeks to avoid extra $23,000 cost by leaving council seat vacant until October.


By Michael Siunclair-Jones

THE Toodyay Shire Council will decide this month if it should hold an early election following the surprise April 1 resignation of veteran Cr Paula Greenway (left).

Cr Greenway said she was too busy to speak to The Herald on Easter Saturday but issued a brief email statement the next day saying she had resigned because she was “choosing to put my own personal priorities, beliefs and morals first”.

“I am not available for a conversation this weekend as I have priority family time.”

Cr Greenway’s resignation was not publicly announced or widely known until she responded to a phone call from The Herald over the Easter weekend.

Her four-year term is not due to expire until October.

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