Six returning representatives and five new councillors have been elected to MidCoast Council.
A newly-elected group of MidCoast Councillors are now in place following the finalisation of election results last week.
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The NSW Electoral Commission declared the results of the December 4 2021 poll following the distribution of preferences.
Candidates elected to council by sequence of election are:
New to council are Alan Tickle, Peter Howard, Jeremy Miller, Paul Sandilands and Dheera Smith.
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The election was finalised later than in previous years after the NSW Electoral Commission extended the return period for postal votes under its COVID-safe plan.
A total of 65,402 ballots were counted in the MidCoast, representing an 85.86 per cent turnout, with an informal vote of 5.67 per cent recorded.
MidCoast Council's general manager, Adrian Panuccio, thanked all candidates for their participation in the democratic process and welcomed the new Councillors on board.
"I congratulate those who have been elected to represent our community and extend a warm welcome," Mr Panuccio said.
"We are looking forward to working with our new councillors in what promises to be an exciting term ahead."
The first meeting of the new elected council will be held on Wednesday, January 12, 2022. At this meeting councillors will take the oath or affirmation of office and to elect the mayor and deputy mayor.
Councillors will participate in a comprehensive induction program, which has been developed in line with the Office of Local Government Guidelines, to prepare them for the rigours of the role.
The new councillors will serve a reduced term of two years and eight months as a result of the 2020 election being rescheduled.
For more information on the election results, visit the NSW Electoral Commission's website or phone 1300 135 736.
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