Ferrante, Lagan returned

• Cr Joe Ferrante and Cr David Lagan.

JOE FERRANTE was re-elected as Lawley ward councillor in Stirling last Saturday (October 19), after seeing off a stiff challenge from former councillor and heritage advocate Paul Collins.

Cr Ferrante won by less than 340 votes, defeating Mr Collins 2435-2099.

Cr Ferrante says he plans to tackle red tape for retailers, lobby for upgraded parks, and push for more mobile CCTV during his fourth term.

He also wants to keep the city debt-free and keep rates at an historic low.

David Lagan was re-elected in the Inglewood ward, defeating closest rival Rozanne Byass by 620 votes.

Cr Lagan says his priorities for this term included getting government funding to help pay for the $10 million upgrade of Inglewood pool.

“Given that prime minister Scott Morrison personally visited the pool on more than one occasion during 2019, the need for modernising the facility would be clear given the age of the infrastructure,” he says.

Cr Lagan also wants Inglewood and Dianella’s sporting infrastructure upgraded, Stirling’s town centres revitalised, and the city’s heritage protection guidelines reviewed so properties can be “personalised” without impacting the historic streetscape.

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