Chief Executive Officer Wayne Jack congratulated the new Mayor Peter Feasey and the five successful Councillors and acknowledged their fair and professionally run election campaigns.
“Peter has been a well-known and respected member of the Kwinana community since joining Council in 2007. He was elected to Deputy Mayor in 2013 and has diligently served the Kwinana community under the guidance of Mayor Adams, but last night the community spoke and acknowledged that Peter was the right choice to take over the legacy left by Carol and take Kwinana into the future.
“Thank you to all the community members who took the time to vote and be a part of this very important democratic process and a big congratulations to all candidates involved in this year’s City of Kwinana Local Government Election. I’m looking forward to working with this new Council to continue to strive to make the City of Kwinana the great place it is.”
“I would also like to take this opportunity to say farewell to outgoing Mayor Carol Adams and retiring Councillor Denis Wood for their dedication and service to the Kwinana community, I wish you all the best of luck with your future endeavours.
This election was conducted via the new voting system of operational preferential voting (OPV), a move away from the previous first-past-the-post voting system of the past. This determined the new Mayor as well as the four, 4-year-term councillor positions and the one 2-year term position available left vacant by the resignation of Mayor Carol Adams. The count spilled over the next day, with the Mayoral vote finalised by the Western Australian Electoral Commission on Sunday, 22 October 2023 and the Councillor vote finalised on Monday, 23 October 2023.
Following the election, a Special Meeting of Council will be held on Monday, 30 October 2023 which will formally see the new Mayor and Councillors sworn in for their respective terms.
The total results for the 2023 City of Kwinana Local Government Election were:
Mayoral Vote Results
|Candidate||Number of Votes ||Percentage ||Expiry Term|
|Peter Feasey||4522||51.19||16 October 2027|
Councillor Vote Results
|Candidate||First-preference vote||Vote at last count||Expiry Term|
|David Acker||800||1,510||16 October 2027|
|Michael James Brown||661||1,364||16 October 2027|
|Sheri Wood||593||1,509||16 October 2027|
|Erin Sergeant||588||1,240||18 October 2025|
|Ivy Penny ||803||1,513||16 October 2027|
The full results can be viewed on the Western Australian Electoral Commission website at https://www.elections.wa.gov.au/elections/local.