After 12 years Cr Mark Harris says he’s right to go for another Ballarat council term

July 5, 2024 3:48 pm in by
Image: Cr Mark Harris / City of Ballarat

A Ballarat councillor, who also runs the Emergency Department at St. John of God Hospital, says he does have enough energy for another four-year term on council.

Across two combined stints Mark Harris has served for a total of 12 years.

Despite the frustrations of the job Mr. Harris says he’ll put his hand up for the Golden Point ward come October’s elections.

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“I’d suggest to anyone who lives in the community, if you’re that welded into it, and I’ve been born and bred here, it’s a good thing to do.”

“It can be endlessly frustrating, it is bureaucracy, I enjoy it and I think I can still contribute,” Cr Harris said.

This year the City of Ballarat will transition from three wards with three councillors in each to a nine-ward single councillor model after a directive from the VEC.