UHSC seeks to not replace Elizabeth Flaherty

May 7, 2024 8:18 am in by
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Upper Hunter Shire Council intends to operate with one less Councillor for the next several months.

That’s the plan following a six-minute Extraordinary Meeting last night where Councillors voted to ask the Minister to dispense with the need for a by-election to fill this vacancy left by the sacking of Elizabeth Flaherty.

The vacancy followed Councillor Flaherty’s absence at three consecutive ordinary Council meetings.

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The next council election will be held in September.

Councillor Flaherty has requested a review of the decision by the NSW Civil and Administrative Tribunal.