Wanneroo election: Eleven in race for three South Ward vacancies

A FIELD of eleven candidates will vie for three vacancies in the South ward in the upcoming City of Wanneroo elections.

Three incumbent councillors – Brett Treby, Denis Hayden and Nguyet-Anh Truong – have renominated to retain their seats at the October 17 count.

Cr Treby, of Marangaroo, is the only elected member to have served on the council since 1999, and put up his hand for the mayoral seat, challenging incumbent Mayor Tracey Roberts.

Marangaroo resident Cr Hayden is looking for a second term, while Cr Truong, of Girrawheen, will seek a third term.

Alexander Heights resident Stuart MacKenzie, who served on the council from 2009 to 2013, has put his name forward again.

Two Darch residents have nominated – Lara Simpkins, who is married to Federal MP Luke Simpkins, and father-of-two Virendra Parikh.

Civil engineer Vincent Tran (Alexander Heights) and public servant My Nguyen (Girrawheen) both included their bilingual fluency in Vietnamese and English on their nomination papers.

From Landsdale, candidates include Clinton Durham, who has served in the Australian Army and WA Police, and father-of-two Kassem Seedat, who is a lawyer and business consultant.

Madeley candidate Duncan Ridley is a part-time retirement village manager, having previously worked as a high school teacher and in the private sector.

The South ward covers Gnangara, Woodvale (east), Wangara, Madeley, Darch, Landsdale, Alexander Heights, Marangaroo, Girrawheen and Koondoola.

Voters should receive election packages in the post from late September. The poll will close on October 17 at 6pm. For candidate profiles, visit www.elections.wa.gov.au.

See central ward candidates.

See north coast ward candidates.