On 3 November 2020, Councillor Dean Hatwell resigned from his position of Councillor for the Central Ward, causing a vacancy in this seat.
On Wednesday 24 February 2021, the Shire of East Pilbara held an Extraordinary Election to fill the vacancy in the Central Ward. Four candidates nominated for the Central Ward. The count took place at 6pm on 24 February 2021 in the Newman Council Chambers. The results of that election are as follows:
|Total Valid Votes
Congratulations to Wendy McWhirter-Brooks who was elected as Councillor for the Central Ward.