The City of Subiaco is likely to have had one of the highest return rates in the metropolitan area in the 2017 local government elections, with an estimated 46 per cent return rate in the mayoral race.
Four new councillors and one returning elected member will join first-time mayor Penny Taylor on council.
Penny Taylor was elected as the new Mayor of the City of Subiaco, receiving 33.17% of votes.
WAEC Returning Officer Gavin Cotterell made the announcement at 7.42pm.
In the South Ward, lawyer and Shenton Park resident David McMullen was elected with a convincing 62.02% of votes.
President of Subiaco Primary P&C Jodi Mansfield received 37.85% of votes to become a councillor in the Central Ward.
Architect Derek Nash was successful in the North Ward with a resounding 64.40% of the vote.
The East Ward race was hotly contested, with two vacancies and close results. Matt Davis, Director of Klopper & Davis Architects, was elected with 29.44% of votes and Councillor Murray Rowe was re-elected with 21.30%.
The new elected members will be sworn in at a Special Council Meeting on Tuesday 24 October. The new deputy mayor will be elected at this meeting.
The City of Subiaco farewells and thanks outgoing councillors Scott Arbuckle, Mark Burns, Paul Clements and Lee Hemsley, and retiring mayor Heather Henderson for their dedication and service.
For detailed election results, visit the Western Australian Electoral Commission’s website or download the official election results notice.