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A new Mayor and Councillor have been elected to the Kingborough Council.

“On behalf of the Council, I congratulate Paula Wriedt on her election to Kingborough Mayor,” Cr Westwood said.

“Cr Wriedt has been on Kingborough Council since 2011 and prior to that she was a Minister in the State Government.

“With her 25 years of experience in representing our community, I am confident that Mayor Wriedt will be a strong advocate for Kingborough during this critical growth phase.

“This is an important and long overdue milestone for Kingborough with Cr Wriedt becoming the first female Mayor.

“I would also like to congratulate Clare Glade-Wright on becoming a Kingborough Councillor.

“She has already shown her dedication to the community through her regular attendance at Council Meetings over the last few years.

“Ms Glade-Wright has also shown her dedication to understanding the community through her consultation groups, Thriving Kingborough.

“This will be the first time that Kingborough Council has more female than male councillors, something that is still a rare occurrence in the Tasmanian Local Government Sector.

“Now we are a full team again we can work on the delivery of our 2021/22 budget with over $20 million marked for infrastructure projects to support the local economy.”

The Tasmanian Electoral Commission (TEC) will issue Council a Certificate of Election to confirm the results. Then the successful candidates, Cr Wriedt and Cr Glade-Wright will take a Declaration of Office on Monday afternoon before they officially commence their new roles.