Matthew Deeth was voted in as Wollondilly’s new Deputy Mayor at last night’s Council meeting and will support the Shire’s first popularly elected Mayor Matt Gould in leading the Council for the next term, until September 2024.

Cr Deeth received seven votes for Deputy Mayor with the two remaining votes going to Cr Judith Hannan.

“This is an important time for Wollondilly and I will continue to advocate to make our Shire an even better place for the future,” said Cr Deeth who has served on Council since 2016 including a two year term as Mayor.

“We have an opportunity to work collectively and collaboratively as a Council to create a great place to live for generations to come, looking after the parts of the Shire we love and the neighbourhoods we all value.”

Mayor Matt Gould congratulated Cr Deeth on his appointment and said he looked forward to working together with all the Councillors to manage the growth challenges ahead, whilst protecting the unique village character and semi-rural lifestyle of the Shire.

“I look forward to having Cr Deeth as Deputy with his strong commitment to the wellbeing of this community, which was demonstrated when he led us through fire, floods and the first wave of the pandemic during his time as Mayor,” the Mayor said.

The other Councillors publicly sworn in voted in at last night’s Extraordinary Council meeting were Hilton Gibbs, Judith Hannan, Blair Briggs, Beverly Spearpoint, Paul Rogers, Suzy Brandstater and Michael Banasik.