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Ballarat's new councillors officially sworn in


Ballarat's new crop of councillors were officially sworn in last night for a four year term.

Daniel Moloney was elected Mayor in what is understood to have been a tight vote over Ben Taylor. Amy Johnson has been elected as his deputy. Both appointments are for one year.

The ceremony saw all nine Councillors-elect take an Oath or Affirmation and make a declaration to abide by the City of Ballarat Councillor Code of Conduct. 

Only two new faces will appear at council with independents Tracey Hargreaves and Peter Eddy both being newly elected.

The councillors are;

Central Ward: Belinda Coates, Mark Harris, Samantha McIntosh 

North Ward: Amy Johnson, Peter Eddy, Daniel Moloney 

South Ward: Des Hudson, Ben Taylor, Tracey Hargreaves 

Ballarat's town crier, Hedley Thompson, will herald in the new Mayor on the steps of the Town Hall at 9.30am this morning.
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