Long-serving Councillor resigns prior to end of term

Former Shire President and long-serving Shire Councillor Danny Harris has resigned from Council for health reasons.

Councillor Harris was first elected to the Dardanup Shire Council in 1988 and served until 1995, including a stint as Shire President from 1992 to 1995.

Cr Harris was re-elected in 2011 and again in 2015.

Shire President Mick Bennett thanked Cr Harris for the enormous contribution he had made to the local community over a long period of time.

“Danny has been passionate about improving the facilities and services throughout the community, “ Cr Bennett said.

“He has been a strong supporter of the development of the Eaton Boomers Football Club facilities, and supported the development of all sport and recreation facilities to cater for all ages.”

Shire CEO Mark Chester said a report would go to Council on July 18 seeking a decision on whether an extraordinary election should be held to replace Cr Harris, whose term wasn’t due to expire until October, 2019, or apply to the WA Electoral Commissioner to defer it until the next WA Local Government Elections in October 2019.