There is a distinctly fresh feel to the city's new council, with more than half of the elected representatives having never served on Wagga City Council before.
First-time candidate Georgie Davies was declared the ninth and final councillor following the distribution of preferences on Tuesday.
She is among five new councillors who will be serving their first-ever term over the next three years, including Mick Henderson, Richard Foley, Amelia Parkins and Jenny McKinnon.
They will be joining four returning councillors - Dan Hayes, Rod Kendall, Dallas Tout and Tim Koschel - when the new-look council meets for the first time next month.
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Ms Davies was in a tight race with Paul Funnell for the final spot at the table but ultimately came out on top by 528 votes.
"I just think it's really wonderful news and obviously I'm really thankful for the support of my team and for all of those who voted for us," she said.
"It's been a real rollercoaster and quite a long wait but I'm absolutely stoked to be over the line and I'm feeling very grateful and humble."
Former councillor Tim Koschel was the eighth candidate elected and said it was a relief to get over the line.
"You're never confident until you have a quota so it was really good to see when the preferences came through we stayed in the same position," he said.
"It's a very exciting team we've got with five new councillors, a better age diversity and also more females on council as well."
Three women will be serving on the new council, an increase on the two who served during the last term.
Jenny McKinnon will be the first Greens councillor since 2016.
"I think we've got a chance to form a really cooperative council that looks really carefully at the issues that affect Wagga," Dr McKinnon said.
"I'm so excited [about having three women on council] because getting as close as we can to a council that actually reflects the demographics of the community is a really good thing."
Former councillor Mr Funnell said despite not making the cut he was proud of his election performance.
"From the outset I've said it's nearly impossible to be elected from the number three spot and to get so close shows our group had outstanding support," he said.
Mr Funnell said he will continue to watch council very carefully and will not shy away from commenting and lobbying.
The mayor and deputy mayor positions will be chosen at the opening meeting on January 10.
Mr Hayes and Mr Tout have both announced they will be running for the top job.
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