Mayor Beard re-elected for third term

Published on 29 November 2017

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South Central Ward Councillor Jo Beard has been re-elected for her third term as Corangamite Shire Mayor.

South West Ward Councillor Neil Trotter was elected Corangamite’s first deputy mayor.

Cr Beard said she was looking forward continuing co-operation with her fellow councillors to deliver the best results for Corangamite Shire residents.

“I’d like to thank my fellow councillors for their support and am honoured to again take on to role of Mayor, on behalf of the people of Corangamite.

 “It’s important as well that we remain stable as a Council and protect our culture which is committed to sound decision making, thorough processes and respect.

“We have a very strong vision for the future of the Shire and have put a lot of plans in place to ensure a secure future for all of our towns and communities.

“Council will continue to advocate strongly for our disgraceful arterial roads to be brought up to a standard that ensures the safety of our residents and visitors, as well as keeping our dairy tankers, freight vehicles and other transport operators economically viable.

“We are also committed to grow tourism business through the building of the Glenample Visitor Experience Centre at the Twelve Apostles, the Port Campbell Urban Design Project, extending the Twelve Apostles Trail from Timboon to Port Campbell infrastructure upgrades that will attract investors.

“It’s business as usual and that business is building a stronger Corangamite Shire.”

Cr Trotter said he was pleased and honoured to be named Deputy Mayor.

“We haven’t had a Deputy Mayor in Corangamite before but Council has decided it’s an appropriate step and I’m pleased to take on the added responsibility.

“I am looking forward to supporting Mayor Beard and to expanding on my experience as a councillor.”