The granddaughter of Alan and Eileen Bond is the Shire of Peppermint Grove’s newest councillor.
There was little upset this election cycle for Australia’s smallest council, with the shire’s three open council seats filled unopposed.
Emerald Bond and Jessamy Mahony will be sworn in at a meeting on October 24, while Cr Peter Macintosh has been re-elected for a third term.
Ms Bond is a former corporate lawyer and full-time mother to three small children.
During the brief campaign, Ms Bond said she was committed to sustainability and preserving the shire’s “large blocks, heritage buildings and extensive tree canopy”.
Ms Mahony, a corporate communications and business management professional, said she was also committed to building a “sustainable future while preserving the beauty of our leafy green low-density suburb”.
The council will have to choose its own shire president later this month to replace the outgoing leader Rachel Thomas, who has steered the council for the past 12 years and served as a councillor for a further two.
Cr Dawn Horrex also decided to call time after 12 years of service to her community.
While the newcomers are officially in the running to be president, deputy shire president Charles Hohnen and councillors Karen Farley, Douglas Jackson, Patrick Dawkins and Cr Macintosh have an advantage given their experience on council.
At 1.4 sqkm with 1524 residents, the Shire of Peppermint Grove is the smallest council by area in the country.