Nominations close as competition heats up for the vacated council seat in the Mary Valley.
Nominations close as competition heats up for the vacated council seat in the Mary Valley. Brett Wortman

Race for Gympie's Division 8 starts today

THE heat will be officially on in Gympie's Division 8 by-election today with all candidates required to have their hand up for the job by midday.

The close of nominations also brings with it the ballot draw this afternoon, which will officially fire the starter's gun on the May 5 election race.

So far, two candidates have thrown their hat into the ring: former Division 8 councillor Julie Walker, and former Gympie Regional Council Head of Engineering Bob Fredman.

Postal votes for the election are accepted from tomorrow, while in-person pre-polling opens at the Gympie Senior Citizen's Centre on Monday, April 30, and closes at 6pm on Friday, May 4.

Polling booths will be open on May 5 at Amamoor State School, Imbil's Mary Valley State College, Jones Hill State School, and Kandanga State School.

The by-election was called after former councillor James Cochrane resigned.

Gympie Times


Mayor's choice on Rattler review does not ease concern

premium_icon Mayor's choice on Rattler review does not ease concern

Letter: Who knew what and when did they know it?

GREAT FIELDS: Picture perfect for Zinc 96 races

GREAT FIELDS: Picture perfect for Zinc 96 races

Fields growing for day out on track.

Murder accused faked own abduction, court told

premium_icon Murder accused faked own abduction, court told

Williams admitted she ‘kidnapped herself’, witness tells trial

Local Partners