Cr Rachel Livingston resigns

Published on Tuesday, 2 April 2024 at 2:03:06 PM

On Thursday 28 March 2024 Councillor Rachel Livingston resigned from her position on Council due to the increased travel required after moving away from the community. 

“When I first signed up to be a councillor we were living in Ravensthorpe, my daughter was in the school, my parents were seniors in the town and it was prior to our wonderful but surprise pregnancy,” Ms Livingston said.  

“I now feel the position of councillor will be more deserving for someone who can contribute more time and energy than I can and who lives in the community every day. I’m honoured to have served on this Council with a wonderful group of councillors and I still hold the community dear to me.”  

Shire President Tom Major thanked Ms Livingston for her two and a half years of service on Council.  

“Rachel was elected in 2021 and has brought a lot of value to the team since then and we’ll miss her considered contributions,” Cr Major said.  

“Her decision to move on is disappointing but understandable and we wish her all the best in her future endeavours.”  

As set out in the Local Government Act 1995, an Extraordinary Election is necessary to fill the vacancy left by Ms Livingston's resignation. During the upcoming Shire of Ravensthorpe Ordinary Council Meeting on Tuesday 16 April 2024, Council will discuss engaging the Western Australian Electoral Commission to manage the election and determine its date.

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