Mayor returns for a second term

Cr Jack Medcraft, mayor Carly Moore and Cr Karen Sherry. Supplied

By Jessica Micallef

Hume councillor Carly Moore declared “my work is not yet done” as she accepted the mayoralty for a second term.

The Aitken ward councillor was voted in at last week’s statutory meeting and will be joined by councillors Karen Sherry and Jack Medcraft, who will share the role of deputy mayor – a first for Hume.

Cr Moore, who is following in the footsteps of her sister – former councillor Casey Nunn – said the year ahead promised to be full of challenges and great opportunities.

The lifelong Hume resident said she was committed to working tirelessly to deliver an effective and high performing council.

“It is with great pride that I am the mayor of Hume again and I thank my fellow councillors for their trust and support in electing me,” Cr Moore said.

“It has been a busy year as mayor but there is so much more to do; in short, my work is not yet done.”

Cr Moore said improving the appearance and amenity of the municipality was a priority.

“The Hume Clean Taskforce – which I introduced earlier this year – will help ensure we have community and council-led solutions to cleaning up and beautifying our city,” she said.

“I also know that Hume residents need and deserve easy access to services and infrastructure that can only be achieved when all parts of the municipality receive their fair share of funding.

“I will continue to work with our state and federal members of parliament to ensure our residents are heard.”

She said she would work to ensure “prudent fiscal management” was at the forefront of all decisions made by the council.

Cr Moore said that having two deputy mayors to represent all three wards would better engage with and represent residents.

Jacksons Creek ward councillor Anne Potter announced at the meeting that she would not contest the 2020 Local Government Election after 18 years in council and a term as mayor in 2002/03.

By Esther Lauaki