Councillor-elect Mr Carbone got 44 per cent, or 341, of the votes for the North Ward seat left vacant by the resignation of Libby Eustance.
‘I am against mergers, as I’ve been pretty clear, as they are a waste of money, but I need to be briefed on what may be announced,’ Mr Carbone said.
He said he would work on the improvement of the Glyde Street strip and its proposed new intersection into Stirling Highway.
Ms Ledgerwood got 52 per cent, or 396 votes, in the South Ward, taking the seat left empty by Louise Avon Smith.
‘The focus I will have is on good fiscal policies, and the other most important part will be traffic calming,’ Ms Ledgerwood said.
The new councillors will be sworn in this week. Full by-election results are at www.waec.wa.gov.au.