Singleton Council re-elects deputy mayor for extended term


Cr Tony Jarrett has been returned to the role of Singleton’s deputy mayor for another year at tonight’s ordinary Council meeting under an extended local government term due to COVID-19.

The 2020 local government elections were scheduled for 5 September, but postponed until 2021 because of social distancing and public gathering restrictions.

Cr Jarrett was re-elected unopposed by his fellow councillors as his original two-year term would have expired at the 2020 poll. 

This is his first term of Council.

“I’ve really enjoyed the past two years in supporting the Mayor and working very closely with the General Manager on a range of matters, particularly meeting with politicians and advocating on behalf of the people of Singleton,” he said. 

“I’m very grateful to my fellow councillors for supporting me for another year as the Deputy Mayor, and I’m looking forward to continuing the work is now ongoing to deliver outcomes to our area.

“I’m very excited about the year to come in working with Council and Council staff, particularly in the delivery of projects such as the Town Centre Upgrade – Stage 2, Kelso Street roadworks, the arts and culture centre and the animal management facility.”

Cr Sue Moore, Mayor of Singleton said Cr Jarrett had done a great job as deputy mayor.

“The deputy mayor is important to support the civic functions of the mayor in the community, and Cr Jarrett has certainly fulfilled all the expectations of the role,” she said.

“I congratulate and thank him for a very successful two years, and for continuing in the position into the local government elections in September 2021.”