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MAITLAND TO FORMALLY DECLARE NEW COUNCIL

Date: 19 September 2017

The Maitland Local Government Election’s Returning Officer Kevin Short will conduct the declaration of the poll this Thursday at 2.00pm at Maitland Town Hall, officially presenting the city’s new Mayor and 12 councillors.

For the first time, Maitland will announce a female Mayor in Loretta Baker, who will be taking over from Peter Blackmore OAM who has been in the role since 1999. Along with a new mayor, six new councillors will join the six re-elected councillors in making up the Council.

The councillors for each ward are as follows:

NORTH WARD EAST WARD CENTRAL WARD WEST WARD

Robert Aitchison

Mitchell Griffin

Mike Yarrington

Peter Garnham

Kanchan Ranadive

Ben Whiting

Phillip Penfold

Sally Halliday

Donald Ferris

Henry Meskauskas

Nicole Penfold

Ben Mitchell

The first meeting of the new council will be on Tuesday 26 September.