Friday, February 23, 2024

Toowoomba council welcomes newest member

Toowoomba Regional Council has welcomed its newest member, with Edwina Farquhar to be sworn in tomorrow.

Mrs Farquhar (pictured) was appointed at today’s Special Meeting of Council following a vote by the 10 serving Councillors.

Mayor, Geoff McDonald congratulated Mrs Farquhar on her appointment.

“I’m pleased we have settled the composition of the Council team that will serve our residents until the next quadrennial local government election, which is set for March 16, 2024,” the Mayor said.

“There is a lot of work to focus on in the final months of this term of the Council and my colleagues and I are determined to do and be our absolute best for the rest of the year on behalf of the community.

“Councillors acknowledge the effort made by all 23 people who nominated for the vacant Councillor position.

“It is a big step for nominees to formally complete the application process and outline their vision and individual attributes that they consider will add to our decision making.

“I thank all the nominees for taking the time to apply and outlining how passionate they are about serving on Council.

“We all look forward to the contribution that Edwina will bring to her position.”

Toowoomba Regional Council followed the requirements under the Local Government Act 2009 (LGA) to fill the vacant Councillor position for the remainder of the term.

Under the LGA there was no requirement to hold an election to fill the vacant office of Councillor as the vacancy was too close (within 12 months) to the next quadrennial local government election.

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