Christine Banks has resigned as a councillor from Mitchell Shire Council.

Councillor Christine Banks has resigned from Mitchell Shire Council due to personal and health reasons.

Ms Banks joined the council at the general council election at the end of 2020.

She has been actively involved in many projects including the Mitchell 2050 Vision and the ongoing advocacy against the proposed quarry in Beveridge/Wallan.

The resignation is effective immediately and creates a vacancy in the south ward.

The Victorian Electoral Commission will hold a countback.

Ms Banks said she had enjoyed her time with the council and the opportunity to represent her community and be involved with so many projects.

“Thank you to the many community members who chose me as their representative. It’s been an honour to serve as a councillor, but I am unable to commit the time to effectively carry out this important role, so I believe it is in the community’s best interests if I step aside,” she said.

“I would like to wish my fellow Councillors well and thank staff for their support. Mitchell Shire has a great future ahead and I am pleased to have been able to play a part in shaping that on behalf of the community.”

Mayor Bill Chisholm thanked Ms Banks for her time serving the Mitchell community and for her contribution during her time as a councillor.

“I’ve enjoyed the opportunity to work with her and I wish her and her family all the best for the future,” she said.