Buloke Shire councillor John Shaw has resigned from council following two leaves of absence in the past seven months.
Cr Shaw wrote to Buloke Shire mayor Carolyn Stewart and chief executive Anthony Judd informing them of his resignation on Tuesday.
His resignation will take effect from August 19.
A first-term councillor who was elected in 2016, Cr Shaw has been on a leave of absence since December, 2018.
Minutes from the Buloke Shire's December meeting show Cr Shaw was in attendance. A leave of absence request from January 20 to April 20 was granted at the same meeting.
At the May, 2019, council meeting an second period of leave was granted from May 8 until August 14.
Cr Shaw recently gained employment interstate changed his personal circumstance and led to his decision to step down from council.
"Council today has received the resignation from councillor John Shaw," Cr Stewart said.
"He was an excellent councillor during his nearly three years on council and was a very active member of the Charlton community as both a business owner and a member of numerous community groups. Council wishes John all the best in his future endeavours and thank him for his service."
The councillor's absence has been frustrating for residents in the Lower Avoca Ward which he represents.
Charlton Forum Inc president Alan Getley said Cr Shaw's absence made if hard to converse with council.
"From the Forum's point of view, we aren't able to receive and give back a flow of information to the Shire," he said. "If we can't do that it makes it very difficult.
"For some time we have had no representatives in the form of councillors at our meetings. Our other councillor David Pollard hasn't attended due to other commitments. We felt we weren't being represented."
Mr Getley said the resignations should have happened sooner.
"It should have happened a long time ago," he said. "It shouldn't have taken this long. But common sense has now prevailed and we can move forward."
A Victorian Electoral Commission spokesman said the VEC has no role to play regarding a councillor's leave of absence.
"These are matters entirely for the local council's consideration," the spokesman said.
Mr Judd will now write to the minister for local government Adem Somyurek and local government Victoria informing them of Cr Shaw's resignation. Council anticipates the VEC will conduct a countback for the Lower Avoca Ward.
Cr Shaw could not be reached for comment.
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