CITY of Gosnells councillor Liz Storer has departed the council, raising questions about the possibility of a by-election for her vacant seat.
The April 24 ordinary council meeting was Cr Storer’s last before she moves to Canberra.
She finished with the most votes in the 2015 Gosnells local government elections and was elected to council for a four-year term.
Cr Storer said she was moving to Canberra for personal reasons and she had made the decision recently.
“It was a hard one, it had nothing to do with work or Gosnells and I’m very sorry to leave. It has been a privilege to serve as a councillor,” she said.
“It was completely unexpected to not finish my term, even six months ago if you told me I’d be going, I wouldn’t have believed you.
“I’m very sorry not to be finishing my term, it has been a real pleasure and privilege.”
Cr Storer said she was proud of her time on council and would miss serving the community.
“Barely a week goes by where you don’t hear from ratepayers and can liaise with the City and help them out, it is great being a go between and seeing real results for ratepayers,” she said.
The issue of the vacant seat will be discussed at the ordinary council meeting on May 8.
A City of Gosnells spokeswoman said they could not provide any further detail until council has discussed the matter.