Tony Summers has joined the Council.CHANGE has come for the Great Lakes Council with Tony Summers and Jim Morwitch being elected to the council for the first time.
They will replace previous councillors Mike Tuffy and John Stephens, who were not re-elected by the people of the Great Lakes.
Mr Morwitch, who stood for the council without a ticket, said he was quietly confident about getting in but did not want to presume anything.
“It was a conscious decision on principle [to stand without a ticket] to see if it could be done,” he said.
Mr Morwitch, who was elected on the 42nd count, said he was pleased with the new team as there had been a public feeling of a need for turnover.
One of the first things Mr Morwitch said he would like to work on was the efficiency of the council.
“It’s one thing to have the money but you have to spend it efficiently,” he said.
Tony Summers is overseas at present but Mr Morwitch said he had a very high regard for him.
Mr Summers headed ticket F and was elected to the council on the 35th count.
Cr Jan McWilliams and Cr Len Roberts were the first to be re-elected and did so on the first count.
Next to be re-elected was Cr Karen Hutchinson, who was second on Cr McWilliams’ ticket.
After Tony Summers, Cr Linda Gill was re-elected followed by Cr John Weate, Cr Leigh Vaughan, Mr Morwitch and Cr Carol McCaskie.
Cr McWilliams is set to stand for mayor once again and Cr Len Roberts and Cr Carol McCaskie said they would back her.
A total of 21,261 formal votes were counted from the Great Lakes, with 1539 informal.
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