THE Victorian Electoral Commission, VEC, has declared Christine Walker as the successful candidate to fill a Macedon Ranges Shire Council south ward councillor vacancy.
A VEC-led online countback took place to fill the vacancy left by the resignation of Anne Moore, with all formal south ward votes from the 2020 Macedon Ranges Shire Council election redistributed to candidates who were unsuccessful in 2020, but still eligible to be elected.
Council chief executive Bernie O’Sullivan welcomed Ms Walker’s appointment.
“I warmly welcome Ms Walker to council, and look forward to working closely with her to deliver positive outcomes for the south ward and the Macedon Ranges community,” he said.
Mayor Annette Death said she also welcomed Ms Walker to council on behalf of all councillors, and reaffirmed they would endeavour to support her as she transitioned to the role.
Ms Walker commenced her role as councillor after being officially sworn in on Wednesday.