The race for a seat on the Shire of Harvey council has officially started, with eight hopefuls throwing their hat in the ring for six vacancies. Among them is president Paul Gillett, who is seeking re-election after two years in the leadership role. Councillors Michelle Boylan, Wendy Dickinson and Michelle Campbell are also looking to retain their seats, while fresh faces Joe Capogreco, James Junio, Dakota Krispyn and Tristan Payne look to shake up the local government body. Eight hopefuls run for council The Shire of Harvey’s local election will be held on October 16, with postal and in-person voting available prior. Meanwhile, the Shire of Waroona’s new look council has been decided without an election after only four people stood for the same number of vacancies. Waroona councillors ready for action Lake Clifton resident Ryan Woodbury and Waroona local Dion Pisconeri will fill the spots left by councillors Noel Dew and Larry Scott, while president Mike Walmsley and his deputy Naomi Purcell will remain in their seats. The newly-elected Waroona Shire councillors will be sworn in at the October ordinary council meeting on October 26 and will hold office until 2025. More information can be found on the WA Electoral Commission website.