Delwyn Leggatt OAM – Shire President 1989-1990 & 1990 -1991


To celebrate the 150 anniversary, the Society remembers some of our past Shire Presidents.

Delwyn Leggatt – Shire President 1989-1990 & 1990 -1991. Courtesy of the Moorabool News.

Born in Glen Waverley in 1934, she married Francis Leggatt and moved to Bacchus Marsh in 1959. Elected to the Bacchus Marsh Shire Council in 1985, she became Shire President in 1989 and again in 1990.

First mayor for the moorabool Shire

Notification of the formation of the Moorabool Shire in 1994.

Courtesy of the State Library of Victoria, Victoria Government Gazettes online.

Prior to a new Council being elected, Commissioners and CEOs were appointed by the State Government to manage the newly formed Councils.

Notification of the appointment of Mr Stuart Bond and Mr Frank Frawley as the Commissioners of the Moorabool Shire Council and Mr Jim Elvey as the Chief Executive Officer.

Courtesy of the State Library of Victoria, Victoria Government Gazettes online.

Del was appointed the first Mayor of the newly established Moorabool Shire Council in 1996.

Her contribution to the local community was publicly acknowledged when she received the Order of Australia Medal in the 2004 Queen’s Birthday Honours (Australia).

Delwyn Bernice Leggatt – For service to local government and to the community of Bacchus Marsh through health care and sporting organisations.

In 2018 , she was also named Moorabool’s citizen of the year.

Del passed away in May 2020.

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