The election of a serving area councillor to the position of mayor resulted in an area councillor position being vacated.

Section 6A of the Local Government (Elections) Act 1999 was applied to fill this vacancy.

The candidates who were not elected in the November 2022 periodic elections were asked to confirm their willingness and eligibility to be elected to this vacancy. It was determined that only one candidate was willing and eligible.

PARKINS James Therefore, James PARKINS was declared elected to the vacancy on 20 February 2023.