City of Kalamunda councillor resigns due to family reasons

Tracy Destree.
Tracy Destree.

CITY of Kalamunda Councillor Tracy Destree has thanked the community for giving her the opportunity to serve them following her resignation from council due to family reasons.

Ms Destree’s husband Simon was diagnosed with a rare form of brain cancer, Choroid Plexus Carcinoma, in October 2016.

The North Ward councillor said that while the decision to leave three years into her term was regretful, she needed to move away from the Hills to a more accessible community that could meet her family needs.

“While on Council there are a wide range of issues to consider, many of them contentious, but I am particularly pleased with the contributions I made in leading the formation of the Aged Care and Kalamunda Arts Advisory Committees, driving improved governance and risk management performance as Chair of the Audit and Risk Committee, and advocating for improved support and services for local emergency services.” she said.

“I would like to take this opportunity to firstly thank my councillor colleagues and the City of Kalamunda staff for their support and guidance over the past three years.

“But more importantly, I am also deeply thankful for the many members of the Kalamunda community who I have met, and whose involvement in Council issues and decisions has been essential to informing Council and guiding effective local government.”

With Ms Destree’s term due to expire in October 2019, a by- election is expected to be held for the North Ward.

The City is expected to issue a statement later today.