Menu
News

Electoral commission declares Division 6 for Terri Boyce

ELECTED: Terri Boyce will take her seat on the Banana Shire council on Tuesday.
ELECTED: Terri Boyce will take her seat on the Banana Shire council on Tuesday. Contributed

TERRI Boyce has been declared the winner of the Banana Shire Council Division 6 by-election.

Mrs Boyce's election was confirmed by returning officer Ray Ovens on Wednesday morning, having won 715 votes (56.03%) to Bronwyn Christensen's 561 (43.97%).

While the election officially closed and counting began on February 25, a final result could not be declared until Wednesday as voters had 10 days to return their ballots in the postal voting-only election.

The 81.31% turnout is difficult to compare to previous elections, with former councillor Vaughn Becker having run unopposed in 2016 and 2012.

Mrs Boyce last week said she would take some time to acclimate herself to the job before pushing for any specific projects to be included in the upcoming 2017-18 Banana Shire Council budget.

She will be sworn in as a councillor on Tuesday at 8.45am at the Banana Shire council chambers in Biloela before attending her first council workshop.


Stay Connected

Update your news preferences and get the latest news delivered to your inbox.

Commuter chaos: Exploded road strands CQ workers, students

The huge crack is believed to be a result of a mine black at Moura Mine.

WHO will foot the bill after mine blast split major transport route?

VOTING EARLY? Where to find your closest pre-polling station

Ballot to decide the order the candidates will appear in the 2016 council Election. The candidates numbers are put into envelopes and then the ballot box. Photo Mike Richards / The Observer

Where you can vote if you want to avoid election day crowds.

VIDEO AT SITE: Mine blast split CQ road in two

DAMAGE: The huge crack is believed to be a result of a mine blast at Moura Mine.

UPDATE: Road closures will be in place for several weeks

Local Partners