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Media release: Cr James Cochrane resignation

14 February 2018 

Gympie Regional Council Chief Executive Officer Bernard Smith confirmed that Cr James Cochrane has forwarded to him notice of his resignation from Council. Mr Smith stated that the resignation of Cr Cochrane is effective immediately and that the Minister for Local Government and the Electoral Commission of Queensland (ECQ) have been advised of the resignation.

In accordance with the Local Government Act, a by-election must be held within 12 weeks to fill the vacancy in the office of Councillor for Division 8. All aspects of the by-election will be conducted by the Electoral Commission of Queensland.

Mayor, Cr Mick Curran thanked Cr Cochrane for his time on Council and congratulated him on making the courageous decision which was done in the best interests of the community.