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Warrumbungle Shire Council Mayoral Elections 2022

The Warrumbungle Shire Council’s Mayoral elections have concluded with Councillor Ambrose Doolan re-elected Mayor and Councillor Aniello Iannuzzi re-elected Deputy Mayor.

In accordance with the Local Government Act 1993 (NSW) the Mayoral elections were conducted at the Extra Ordinary Council meeting held in Coonabarabran Council Chambers on Thursday, 6 January 2022. The position of Mayor was not contested with Councillor Doolan being re-elected unopposed.

Ambrose and his wife Lisa have been part of the Coonabarabran region for some time, having bought the family farming business in the mid-1980s and establishing a 1,400 commercial Angus breeder operation. Born and raised in the Warrumbungle region, Ambrose’s foray in Primary Industry has also expanded to importing and retailing Direct Drill Air Seeders from Canada since 2004. Ambrose has held a number of positions in the community, including equestrian and rugby clubs in the Coonabarabran district, and as part of the board for Cooinda, a not for profit Aged Care Facility, and the St Lawrence Catholic Parish Church Finance committee. In his spare time, Ambrose enjoys a round of golf, all things equestrian and rugby.

The proceedings continued with position of Deputy Mayor also uncontested, and Councillor Iannuzzi re-elected unopposed.

Aniello Iannuzzi is well-known in the community, having moved to Coonabarabran in 1997 to establish the Warrumbungle Medical Centre with his wife, Dr Eve Tsironis. He is a Visiting Medical Officer at Coonabarabran District Hospital and is a current director of the Australian Doctors Fund. Aniello sits on a number of advisory committees for local and federal health departments and is actively involved in medical education. Aniello is also a vigneron and writer.

The other councillors congratulated both the Mayor and Deputy Mayor on their election. These positions will be held until September 2023.


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Last Updated: 19 Jan 2022