Results for most mayoral contests on the NSW north coast are now known but counting continues for the councillor positions.
In Byron, the Greens’ Simon Richardson has won over Diane Woods, 7,090 to 6,232. In Ballina, David Wright beat Sharon Cadwallader 9,323 to 7,646. As previously reported, Country Labor’s Jenny Dowell won handsomely in Lismore without resorting to preferences. In Richmond Valley Ernie Bennett topped the poll and Leo Passfield will be mayor of Kyogle Shire.
In Tweed the mayoral position is decided by the elected councillors.
Returning officers in Byron are set to officially declare the results of the councillor poll around lunchtime today.