ANDREW Hope will lead the Liverpool Plains for the next two years, after being re-elected mayor at Wednesday’s council meeting.
Councillors voted between Cr Hope and former Liverpool Plains Shire Council (LPSC) mayor Ian Lobsey during a secret ballot.
“There is exciting times ahead for our shire,” Cr Hope said.
“I am truly humbled to be leading this shire for the next two years and I want to sincerely thank my fellow councillors for their support in my leadership.”
In the race for the position of deputy mayor, Paul Moules was the preferred choice of councillors, with out-going deputy mayor Doug Hawkins to continue as a councillor.
“I want to congratulate Doug on his efforts as deputy mayor over the past two years,” Cr Hope said.
“He has put in countless hours and has been really supportive of me, in my role as mayor.”
Cr Hope identified the delivery of key infrastructure projects and road upgrades as a focus of LPSC over the next two years.
“So far in our term this council has been very successful in securing grant funding for a variety of projects and upgrades,” he said.
“Now it is about us as a council working really hard over the next two years on delivering those things for our community.
“Securing those funds doesn’t happen without teamwork and neither does seeing those things through.
“While we may have a lot to do, if we continue to work together I am confident we can deliver those things for the community.”