The Golden Plains Shire Council is set for change as two councillors have made the decision not to contest their seats.
Councillors Des Phelan and David Evans will not stand for council again, both instead opting for retirement.
The five other current councillors, Mayor Owen Sharkey, Deputy Mayor Joanne Gilbert, Nathan Hansford, Les Rowe and Helena Kirby, will all be looking to retain their seats within council.
They are joined by eight new candidates who have opted to throw their hats in the ring.
Only one of the new candidates, Gavin Gamble, has nominated his affiliation with a political party.
Mr Gamble, a Teesdale resident for the past 18 years, said the shire needs a "green voice" to help propel it into the future.
"My vision is to create a Shire we can be even more proud of, with progressive policies addressing climate change, tighter development controls, biodiversity protection and creating a more caring, stronger community," he said in a statement.
A pair of candidates, Tim Harrop and Clayton Whitfield, are former members of the Australian Defence Force.
Mr Harrop believes his 31 years' experience operating his family business within the shire and 37 years working as a public servant are the perfect qualities of a councillor.
Mr Whitfield has stated he will take in the voices of fellow community members to help the shire continue to progress forward.
"No one understands the needs of a community better than the people that live there," he said.
"If elected, I promise residents will be informed, consulted, represented, and valued constituents of the shire."
Other candidates include Brett Cunningham, a Bannockburn resident, who is coming into the election off the back of a Citizen of the Year nomination within the shire in 2019.
Cameron Steele claims in his application to have attended the majority of council meetings, with his major areas of focus being rates, service privatisation, staff turnover levels, governance, development planning and protecting our environment and farmland.
Andrea Mahon, a Lethbridge resident for the past 23 years, has worked within local government for the past nine years in the sector of aged care and disability services.
Thirty-six year CFA member Ian Getsom says his priorities lie within ensuring the shire's resources and facilities are the best they can be for community members.
The final candidate Greg Nyary said his goals are simply to represent the rural community within the shire and reduce bureaucracy.
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