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Mayoral by-election set for Saturday 29 July

Released on: 17 May 2017

Released on: 17 May 2017

On 8 May 2017, Mayor Peter Besseling tendered his resignation as Mayor of Port Macquarie-Hastings Council, thereby creating a casual vacancy.
Under the Local Government Act 1993, if a casual vacancy exists in a civic office, the office is to be filled by a by-election that is held on a Saturday within 3 months of the vacancy occurring.
The by-election date for the position of Mayor has now been fixed by the Electoral Commissioner for NSW, being Saturday 29 July 2017. Further by-election related information will be provided to the community as it comes to hand.