Mayor John Brent was given a second term as Mayor of the Scenic Rim Regional Council with a convincing win over rivals Derek Swanborough, Wendy Creighton and Joy Drescher.
Cr Brent lead on the primary vote by 41% to Swanborough’s 30%. Creighton’s vote was 18% and Drescher’s 11%. Cr Brent received only 13% of the vote on Tamborine Mountain’s Division One however.
Mr Swanborough gained over 70% of the first preferences in Division One and 33% in Division Two.
In all other Divisions, Mayor Brent enjoyed strong leads over the other candidates ranging from 45% to 53%. Nigel Waistell is confirmed as the new Division One Councillor with a primary vote of 54%.
Division Two is subject to a recount requested by sitting Councillor Richard Adams, however Nadia O’Carroll received 53% of the vote with a 224 vote margin and 153 informal votes .
Virginia West was returned in Division three with a 58% vote. Other new Councillors include Jennifer Sanders in Division 4, Rick Stanfield in Division 5 and Duncan McInnes in Division 6.