Council names Mayor for 2017/18

Published on 06 November 2017


Councillor Tony Driscoll will serve a second consecutive term as Northern Grampians Shire Council Mayor following his election at this evening’s 2017/18 Council Statutory Meeting.


The Kara Kara Ward Councillor said he was extremely honoured to be elected for his second term as NGSC Mayor since first being elected to Council in October 2012.


“It is an honour and a privilege to lead the Northern Grampians Shire Council, and to represent this community for another term,” Cr Driscoll said.


“I will continue to do my utmost to represent the Northern Grampians Shire Council to the best of my ability, and I know my fellow Councillors will do the same.”


Cr Driscoll pointed to successes such as the establishment of the Nectar Farms development, the Bulgana Green Power Hub, the clearing of the Stawell tyre stockpile and the Grampians Peaks Trail as an indication that Council was working hard to assist in securing the Shire’s ongoing economic viability.


“This Council has proven that it is proactive and focused on delivering outcomes which benefit the community we have been elected to serve,” Cr Driscoll said.


“I can assure you that this energetic approach to representing this region will continue under our leadership.”


However, Cr Driscoll said there is still plenty to be done to ensure a more viable future for the Northern Grampians Shire.


“We need to continue to work closely with State and Federal Government to ensure that local government receives its fair share of funding from both levels, and to advocate for a more equal distribution of the Australian tax dollar,” he said.


“Already we have instituted reviews of all 41 services which Council currently provide to the community, and how we can best tailor those services in order to meet local demand, and we will be working closely alongside the community throughout that process.”