Cr Sue Moore popularly re-elected as Mayor of Singleton

20/12/2021

Popularly re-elected Mayor of Singleton, Cr Sue Moore says she’s “keen to get back to work” after the NSW Electoral Commission announced the result of the mayoral election.

First elected to Council in 1999 and also serving as a Council-elected Mayor in 2008-2012, Cr Moore is heading into her second consecutive term with 55.37 per cent of the vote after preferences.

The election followed an extended five-year term of Council that endured the impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic and unprecedented bushfires.

“After the year we’ve had, our community deserves a well-earned break over Christmas and the New Year, and I’m looking forward to getting back to work and on with the job of serving the people of Singleton,” Cr Moore said.

“I had a lot of conversations during the election period including answering questions and listening to concerns from ratepayers and I’m very keen to get moving on those issues, as well as working through all the feedback from the review of the Singleton Community Strategic Plan so we can really see what our community wants for the next 10 years and how we go about making that happen.

“I’m honoured and very thankful to those who supported me in the election, and I want to assure everyone in our community that I’ll be as working as hard as I can to deliver the best outcomes for all of the people of Singleton.

“I’m very keen to see who our new team will be, and to get everyone up to speed so we can get to working for the community.” 

After the final results are announced by the NSW Electoral Commission, expected to be this week, General Manager Jason Linnane said the new Council would come together for the first time in mid-January 2022.

The first Council meeting will be held on Tuesday 1 February 2022 at 5.30pm in the Council Chambers.

“This is where our Councillors will take the Oath or Affirmation to be formally inducted, and where one of the first orders of business will be to elect a deputy mayor,” Mr Linnane said. 

“Our community was incredibly fortunate to have such high calibre candidates in the local government election, and I have no doubt this will be another very successful term for the people of Singleton now and into the future.”

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