Independent Byron Shire Councillor Basil Cameron has announced his candidature for Mayor.
Greens Councillor Simon Richardson resigned from the position last month, serving his last mayoral duties on Friday, April 30 alongside Nationals Member of the Legislative Council Ben Franklin.
Mr Cameron has issued a media release describing himself as having a strong and successful record of working with the community.
He has referenced the shire’s housing crisis and ‘major challenges’ around transport and infrastructure.
‘We must work effectively together,’ Mr Cameron says, ‘as mayor, I will ensure this’.
‘Residents and businesses are telling me they want an experienced independent mayor that will put the community first,’ he…