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15 running for council

VOTERS will have plenty of choices in the upcoming local government elections, with 15 nominees running for a seat on the Southern Grampians Shire council.

Nominations closed at midday on Tuesday, with 15 community members putting their hands up for the seven seats on the council.

There will be at least two new faces on the new council, with just five of the seven current councillors nominating for another term.

They were Mary-Ann Brown, Albert Calvano, Greg McAdam, Katrina Rainsford and mayor, Chris Sharples.

Current councillors, Cathy Armstrong and deputy mayor, Colin Dunkley, did not nominate for next month’s election.

Cr Dunkley said he wasn’t running because he “felt it was time for someone else” to have a go as a councillor.

“I’ve been in bureaucracy for more than 40 years now, and I’ve had my go,” he said.

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