Wednesday, 28 July 2021
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Councillor Elect: Trevor Stow

Trevor Stow, of Bairnsdale, will serve his first term on council following the 2020 East Gippsland Shire Council elections. Cr Stow is keen to ensure the Shire serves the needs of the community and adheres to requests in a courteous and pleasant manner. He believes the make-up of Council, with a mix of genders and ages, will serve the community well.

Councillor Elect: Arthur Allen

Lakes Entrance resident, Arthur Allen, campaigned for election on a platform of re-programming the East Gippsland Shire Council to adopt a ‘can do attitude’. As the fourth elected councillor to the chamber, Cr Allen hasn’t shied away from putting into action his pre-election promise. He recorded his podcast about a week following the elections.

Councillor Elect: Sonia Buckley

Sonia Buckley will serve her first term as an East Gippsland Shire Councillor following her success in recent elections. Cr Buckley walks into the council chamber with good genes as the daughter of the outgoing Deputy Mayor and longtime councillor, Ben Buckley. Cr Buckley is keen to ensure the council chamber remains free of party politics which she believes has no place in local government.

Councillor Elect: Mendy Urie

Cr Mendy Urie believes the newly installed East Gippsland Shire Council will need to address the proposed mineral sand mine at Glenaladale as a priority. Cr Urie, who has previously been a councillor and mayor for three years back in the first decade of 2000, is also keen to ensure a healthy working culture around the council table. Following her election to council, Cr Urie told the Advertiser...

Councillor Elect: Kirsten Van Diggele

Kirsten Van Diggele is the youngest ever councillor to be elected to the East Gippsland Shire. She polled the most primary votes and was the first name read out by the Victorian Electoral Commission to secure the first seat in the council chamber. Cr Van Diggele, who recorded this podcast about a week before being sworn in as a councillor on November 17, was grateful to those who voted for her.

Ben passes the baton

Ben Buckley, of Benambra, has been a name synonymous with local government for over four decades. Mr Buckley, now aged 84, has decided to retire as a councillor from the East Gippsland Shire Council and not re-contest for a position on the new council. Mr Buckley has been a councillor for 29 of the past 40 years and is a popular figure among East Gippsland residents. His legendary status saw him...

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