Prominent developer, Jeff McCloy is the Lord Mayor-elect of Newcastle, easily winning the weekend election.
He polled more than 43 per cent of the first preference vote.
In Lake Macquarie, Labor’s Jodie Harrison is poised to become the city’s first female mayor, however pre-poll and postal votes still need to be counted.
Country Labor’s Bob Pynsent looks to have taken the top job at Cessnock.
However, a clear winner is yet to be determined at Port Stephens, with Bruce MacKenzie only 500 votes ahead of Jeff Dingle.
No such problems though for Maitland Mayor Peter Blackmore. He’s polled more than 50 per cent of the first preference vote to win in a landslide.