Shire of Goomalling

2019 Local Government Elections

Election results

On Saturday 19th October the Community had the opportunity to elect four members in the Goomalling Council election.   Elections are held every two years in October and the Councillors elected will be in office for a period of four years.  In two years time the other three Councillors will be up for election. 

The Councillors in this election whose positions were contested were Councillors Haywood, Van Gelderen, Ryan and Bowen.

Of the total number of 701 electors who could have voted, 216 chose to vote. Of this 112 voted early, 3 absent votes were received and 101 voted on the day.   The results were as follows;

Candidate

Early &
Absent

On the Day

Total Votes

Result

TRAHAIR, James

14

17

31

BOWEN, Joe

13

19

32

HAYWOOD, Barry

102

70

172

Elected for 4 Years ending 2023

VAN GELDEREN, Rolly

104

85

189

Elected for 4 Years ending 2023

BUTT, Casey

94

72

166

Elected for 4 Years ending 2023

RYAN, Kevin

37

59

96

WILKES, Brendon

92

74

166

Elected for 4 Years ending 2023

Voter Turnout was 30.8% which was on the low side of the historical State average.

Congratulations to those who were elected and commiserations to the unsuccessful candidates.   Thanks to James Trahair for standing up as a first time candidate and sincere thanks for their service as Councillors to Joe Bowen and particularly to Kevin Ryan who held the position of Councillor for 32 Years.  His time on Council has been significant and his other contributions to the community through various community positions and committees has also been outstanding.   We wish them well in the next phase of their journey.

For the new Councillors (elect) their journey will start late this week or early next week where we will have a special meeting to swear them in and to elect a Shire President.   

Once again, congratulations to all concerned and I look forward to working with our newly elected Councillors for the next 2 years.