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Ready for council? My oath

Ron Dyne, Wayne Sachs, Ray Gate, Ian Petersen, Mark McDonald, Tony Perrett, Larry Friske, Julie Walker and Mick Curran.
Ron Dyne, Wayne Sachs, Ray Gate, Ian Petersen, Mark McDonald, Tony Perrett, Larry Friske, Julie Walker and Mick Curran. Renee Pilcher

GETTING to know each other on Monday were Gympie's eight councillors and re-elected Mayor Ron Dyne.

They sat for an informal meeting at Gympie's Town Hall for the first time together, going over the procedures for their first official meeting.

On Wednesday, they will all take the oath and be sworn in, but for some returning councillors they have never actually clocked off.

Councillor Rae Gate said as the election results were returned she started taking phone calls from her electorate.

The Division 2 councillor said she had been "very busy" with questions mainly about the state of Gympie Region roads.

That sentiment was shared with Division 6 councillor and former deputy Mayor Tony Perrett.

For incumbents returning to council office it seems to be business as usual.

Cr Perrett said he had still been dealing with issues from his last term of council.

Meanwhile, new councillor Mark McDonald (Division 1) said the feeling at the coast was excited.

"There's a thrill in the air. On the coast people are embracing it," he said.

To see the Gympie Region councillors being sworn in head to the Gympie Town Hall at 9am on Wednesday.

Gympie Times

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