SOUTHERN Grampians mayor Bob Penny is yet to decide whether he will stand for re-election next term as the shire's council chamber prepares for an injection of fresh faces.
Only three of the sitting seven councillors, Albert Calvano, Paul Battista, and Katrina Rainsford have indicated they wish to return next term.
With the election fast approaching, Cr Penny, a retired police inspector, said he had a "lot of decisions to make''. "It is a big thing committing yourself for four years and I haven't decided if I will do that yet," he said.
"If I do re-stand, I will be pushing for mayor again but I haven't officially decided yet."
Cr Penny, who has served on the council since 2008, said he was proud of the efforts made by the current members.
"The amount of work that council has put in place over the last four years in comparison to former councils is quite unique," he said.
Millions of dollars have been injected into local projects including the redevelopment of Lake Hamilton, improvements at the Hamilton PAC, new synthetic hockey fields, tennis courts and netball courts across the shire in addition to the Hamilton Structure Plan a 20-year forward plan for the region.
Cr Penny said he hoped the innovative works could continue with the election of another active council.
The Southern Grampians election will be conducted by postal ballot with election day scheduled for October 27.
The Municipal Association of Victoria is hosting a candidate information session at Hamilton's Martin J. Hynes Auditorium on August 6 at 6.30pm and August 14 at 10am.