Nominations for Council closed at noon today. Soon after 4.00 pm the Deputy Returning Officer declared as follows:
- Lachlan Clyne has been re-elected unopposed as Mayor of the City of Unley. Congratulations Lachlan.
- Jennie & I have likewise been re-elected unopposed as ward councillors for the newly named Clarence Park Ward for the City of Unley.
- There will be elections in each of the other Wards.
- Conducted a draw by lot to determine the order of names on the various ward ballot papers.
For Jennie & I to not have an election is humbling. I personally read this as my neighbours thought highly enough of the work we have done in the last 4 years to not offer themselves against us.
I sincerely trust that this is the case and I look forward to working with and for you in the next four years. As I have indicated in recent blog posts there is unfinished business to do and many challenges in front of us all as we endeavour to make the streets of the Clarence Park Ward (includes the suburbs of Black Forest, Millswood and of course Clarence Park) the place you want to live in in the future.
I will comment on the unfinished business and the challenges we face in the very near future. And I will keep you informed on what is happening around Council during the caretaker period, which officially commenced at noon today.