THE two Heywood residents who failed to be elected to the Glenelg Shire Council for the next four years have expressed disappointment the town will not have a resident councillor.
Ken Saunders was the second candidate to be excluded during the count, while Mary-Anne Porter was the third candidate to be excluded.
Mr Saunders said although it was ‘sheer relief” to wake up on Sunday morning to find he was no longer a councillor, he was disappointed he could not pursue issues such as bringing natural gas to Heywood.
“I will keep the pressure on the council though … issues such as the condition of our roads, potholes … they are important,” he said.
“I am very pleased that during my term as a councillor I was able to have success in having the two new toilet blocks atScott Stand Apex Park started.
“The other issue I am particularly concerned about is that we are a shire of two extremes … we have the best eco-system in the south-west and the equal worst human wellbeing (UniversityofBallaratstudy).
Read more in Wednesday’s Portland Observer.