We just heard from one of Halls Creek’s new councillors, Siobhan Casson.
“I am disappointed by the number of candidates and surprised to be elected unopposed due to lack of nominations,” she said.
“I am concerned there is not enough ‘people friendly’ publicity about how to get on the local council.
“Nominations are only open for a week and I believe some people may have been caught out by this.
“Other people may not have realised they could not nominate without being on the electoral roll for the Shire and needed to get their names on the roll before the end of August.
“Hopefully the publicity around there being ‘no election’ will bring forward some strong candidates for the remaining seat”.