Cr Liam Gobbert, who at the weekend’s election was returned to office along with Mayor Troy Pickard and fellow incumbents, is just 24.
‘The council retains a wonderful diversity of age, experience, background and interests ” diversity that I know will ably represent the broad cross-section, which comprises our community,’ Mr Pickard said during a swearing-in ceremony on Tuesday night for Cr Gobbert and others re-elected.
Mr Pickard implored his councillors not to ‘take for granted the position we hold’ or the ‘trust the community has placed in us’.
‘Most importantly we must never take for granted the stability and prosperity the City now enjoys after eight years of hard work following Commissioners,’ he said.
‘It will take continued hard work and co-operation from each and every one of us as we work with the CEO and the administration to best serve the community and ensure a prosperous future for our City.’