New councillor for West Wimmera Shire Council

Tuesday 10 October 2023

For immediate release

Richard W. Hicks has been elected as a councillor for West Wimmera Shire Council, as the only eligible candidate remaining from the October 2020 general election.

‘The Victorian Electoral Commission invited Mr Hicks to declare he was still qualified to be a councillor in writing,’ Election Manager Roger Millar said.

‘As Mr Hicks returned the declaration within the required 14-day timeframe, he has been declared elected.’

Mr Millar declared the result at 3:30 pm yesterday.

The extraordinary vacancy occurred after the resignation of Councillor Trevor John Domaschenz.

If there are more vacancies in West Wimmera Shire Council before the 2024 general election, the Victorian Electoral Commission will hold a by-election.