Wanneroo councillor Lara Simpkins resigns

Wanneroo Councillor Lara Simpkins has resigned because her family is moving from the area.
Wanneroo Councillor Lara Simpkins has resigned because her family is moving from the area.

CITY of Wanneroo South Ward Councillor Lara Simpkins has resigned with one year to go in her first term.

The City issued a statement today that Cr Simpkins resigned from her elected position effective Monday as she and her family move out of the area.

Cr Simpkins said that it has been a pleasure and an honour to have represented the South Ward and the City of Wanneroo community since she was elected in October 2015.

“I am very proud of what I have achieved during my time as an elected member,” she said.

“I feel the contribution I have been able to make has assisted local residents to achieve a safe, active and connected community.”

Mayor Tracey Roberts thanked Cr Simpkins for her contribution to the community.

“I would like to thank Lara for her dedication, enthusiasm and hard work, on behalf of the City’s South Ward residents, over the past three years,” Mrs Roberts said.

“We are sad to farewell Lara and wish her and her family every success.”

A report will be presented to the September council meeting on whether a bi-election will be held or whether the vacancy will remain until the local government elections in October 2019.