Councillor Paul Hooper resigns

Posted Wednesday 1 November, 02:26pm

Ararat Rural City Council Chief Executive Officer Allan Bawden has accepted the resignation of Councillor Paul Hooper.

Cr Hooper tended his resignation on Wednesday morning.

Mr Bawden said Cr Hooper was to be applauded for his service to the Ararat Rural City, which included six terms as Mayor.

“Although I have only known Cr Hooper for a short period of time, he has proven to be a very dignified and well respected member of this organisation and it is unfortunate that he will no longer be a part of Council,” he said.

“He has worked closely with many people across the Ararat Rural City and speaking with colleagues about the work Cr Hooper achieved, particularly during his time as Mayor, it is clear what a fantastic advocate he was for this region.”