Tuesday, October 20th, 2009 - City of Cockburn
Logan K Howlett has been re-elected Mayor of the City of Cockburn, following the October 17 local government elections.

He won ahead of the other two mayoral candidates, sitting councillor and Deputy Mayor Kevin Allen and Munster resident Robyn O'Brien with 45.72 per cent of the vote. (Allen 36.9 per cent; O'Brien 17.38 per cent)

In other City of Cockburn elections, five councillor positions were also filled:
* Two positions were filled in West Ward with Tony Romano and Kevin Allen retaining their roles as councillors.
* Cr Val Oliver retained her position in Central Ward and with Robyn O'Brien also successfully gaining a councillor position.
* Lee-Anne Smith was elected unopposed in East Ward.

All will serve a four-year term on council, expiring October 19, 2013. Half the council is re-elected every two years with councillors and mayor serving four-year terms. Current councillors Helen Attrill, Ian Whitfield, Carol Reeve-Fowkes and Sue Limbert were elected in 2007 and serve until October, 2011.

A referendum question was also asked of voters, seeking their response to "Do you support the Council of the City of Cockburn pursuing an amalgamation with the City of Fremantle?"

A resounding 10,752 of voters (66.29 per cent) said no with 5467 (33.7 per cent) saying yes.

Mayor Howlett said he now looked forward to the challenges of being Mayor of Cockburn for the next four years and was eager to continue the work he had started since previously being elected Mayor in the March by-election.

"I will be doing my best to ensure those community values, traditions, hard work and mutual respect for each other that have for so long been a way of life in Cockburn continue to be supported and promoted," he said.

"I will also be working to protect the name of Cockburn and its independence as a strong and vibrant local government in WA - amalgamation is not for Cockburn.

"There is still much to be done and I look forward to serving the community in the true Cockburn tradition.

"I remain passionate about Cockburn, its people, history, cultural diversity and its future."

Mayor Howlett also thanked previous councillors for their hard work and contribution.

A complete breakdown of results is available at http://www.waec.wa.gov.au/elections/local_government/election_centre/council.php?eID={92E12E4F-DF91-462C-A10F-44901E539F15}&cID=Cockburn

Cockburn Mayor Logan K Howlett being congratulated by returning officer Graeme Brown on his win.

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City of Cockburn

The City of Cockburn celebrates its 30th birthday in 2009, regarded as one of Perth’s fastest growing and culturally-diverse local governments.

With a population of about 80,000, it has grown into one of Perth’s most dynamic and successful areas. The population is made up of a large percentage of children, families and seniors, and a large percentage of people born overseas (28.8%).

As a developing city, Cockburn has a good mix of residential, rural and conservation areas and has more than 2000 businesses. The City of Cockburn, as a council, has a continuing mission to make the area the most attractive place to live, work and visit in the metropolitan area.
Chris Thomas
P: (08) 9411 3551
W: www.cockburn.wa.gov.au


Logan Howlett re-elected mayor of Cockburn in WA


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