Snowy Valleys Council: First preference vote counted

NSW Ambulance Service Paramedic based at Tumut and new Snowy Valleys councillor John Larter.  Photo: MARK JESSER
NSW Ambulance Service Paramedic based at Tumut and new Snowy Valleys councillor John Larter. Photo: MARK JESSER

The new Snowy Valley’s council will be dominated by former Tumut shire councillors or current Tumut residents.

Eight out of the ten candidates were based in the former Tumut Shire region of Batlow, Adelong and Tumut. 

Despite the majority, Tumbarumba’s Bruce Wright received the most first round formal votes, with 21.5 per cent, or 1,653. 

Mr Wright received well over the 786 vote progression quota required to be elected. 

Former Tumut Councillor and Adelong resident James Hayes received twice the quota, 1,574, or 20 per cent of the vote.

Paramedic and former Tumut mayor John Larter received 12.83 of the vote, or 1008 votes, to make the council.

Julia Ham of Westdale, midway between Tumut and Tumbarumba, received 11.46 per cent, or 900 votes.

More to come.