Russell Aubrey confirms he will run for Mayor again

Melville Mayor Russell Aubrey stands at the intersection of Bibra Drive and Farrington Road, which is slated to close in the latest plans for the Murdoch Drive extension.
Melville Mayor Russell Aubrey stands at the intersection of Bibra Drive and Farrington Road, which is slated to close in the latest plans for the Murdoch Drive extension.

INCUMBENT Melville Mayor Russell Aubrey has confirmed he will throw his hat into the ring in the pursuit of a fourth term.

After questioning his future following claims of “abuse and threats” from a “small group of radical community members”, Mr Aubrey will run for mayor in the October 19 local government elections.

Mr Aubrey will go up against former Tangney MHR George Gear and current councillor and former Mayor Katy Mair.

“I believe Melville needs strong leadership and whoever wins will face a torrent of protests,” Mr Aubrey said.

“I’ll be campaigning about Roe 8 and getting our rate increase to zero next year, which I know is a big promise but I believe we can achieve it.

“My working days are coming to an end and I want to leave a legacy.”

Katy Mair, George Gear and Russell Aubrey.

 

Among Mr Gear’s issues is reforming the decision-making of the councillors and City officers, and listening to ratepayers.

Cr Mair said her platform included fighting excessive bonus heights |in high rise apartment blocks and pushing for either the Outer Harbour or Roe 8.

Candidates have until today to nominate.

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