FREO DEPUTY MAYOR COGGIN RESIGNS
In a shock announcement City of Fremantle East Ward Councillor and Deputy Mayor Dave Coggin has resigned from council today.
Coggin has been offered a position as advisor to the new Premier of Western Australia Mark McGowan and that was obviously an offer too good to refuse.
Coggin had been a Freo Councillor for seven and a half years and was due for re-election in October.
Coggin’s last meeting he’ll attend at Fremantle Council will be April 25, a good opportunity to thank him.
I believe this is a sad day for Fremantle because Dave Coggin has been an excellent and balanced Councillor who was a member of the successful team that attracted massive development in the Freo CBD. A move that will see the transformation and revitalisation of the CBD and a return to a seven-day a week retail economy.
No doubt though it will be good to have someone with a real passion for and commitment to Fremantle in the Premier’s ear and Dave’s resignation from Council might benefit our city in the long run.
I have had the pleasure of many private meetings with Dave Coggin and have observed him at Council and have been very impressed with his tireless work for our community. I would like to thank him for that. The Freo community owes you gratitude, Dave. Good luck in the new position!