The Boyup Brook Shire has seen the return of a number of a familiar faces and one newcomer take a seat on the council after Saturday’s election. Shire president Richard Walker and deputy Shire president Helen O’Connell, who were up for re-election, ran unopposed for their respective Benjinup and Scotts Brook ward seats. In the Boyup Brook ward, which had two seats available, incumbent councillor Philippe Kaltenrieder came out on top with 80 votes followed by fellow councillor Sarah Alexander with 62 votes. In the Dinninup ward there was one seat available and it was nabbed by newcomer Charles Caldwell, who managed to grab 29 votes, over Boyup Brook local Lachlan Chilwell (18). Mr Caldwell said he wanted to thank the residents in the Dinninup area who voted for him and hoped he could achieve what he set out to do while on the council. He said the future of Rylington Park, which is a major education centre and environmental attraction for the area, and the maintenance of roads within the Shire of Boyup Brook were at the top of his priority lists as a councillor. “To utilize businesses in and around the district we need to know how to use road and a lot of them unfortunately are falling to pieces,” he said. “I know it is a massive job and I am not sure how we are going to tackle it but unless I am on (the council) and learn more about it and how we can possibly do it—I am no expert but I think there is no point whinging about and it is better to get involved.” All five councillors will be sworn in on Thursday when they will choose a leader and deputy leader.