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Elected Members

Our Council is made up of nine Elected Members including the Shire President.  The Councillors represent the residents from the two electoral wards of Esperance - Town and Rural.  The Councillors are elected by the ratepayers and residents of the district with elections held every two years and each Councillor serving a four year term.

The Shire's Code of Conduct which all Elected Members, Committee Members and Candidates are expected to adhere to is available here.

 


Shire President

Cr Ian Mickel AM JP

Term Ends: 2023
Mobile: 0429 097 154
Email: ian.mickel@esperance.wa.gov.au

Deputy Shire President

Cr Ron Chambers

Term Ends: 2023
Mobile: 0407 117 339
Email: ron.chambers@esperance.wa.gov.au

Town Ward

Cr Ron Chambers

Term Ends: 2023
Mobile: 0407 117 339
Email: ron.chambers@esperance.wa.gov.au

Cr Rob Horan

Term Ends: 2025
Mobile: 0439 911 891
Email: rob.horan@esperance.wa.gov.au

Cr Jennifer Obourne

Term Ends: 2023
Mobile: 0415 707 077
Email: jennifer.obourne@esperance.wa.gov.au

Cr Jo-Anne O’Donnell

Term Ends: 2023
Mobile: 0409 086 591
Email: jo-anne.odonnell@esperance.wa.gov.au

Cr Leonie de Haas

Term Ends: 2025
Mobile: 0427 922 373
Email: leonie.dehaas@esperance.wa.gov.au

Cr Shayne Flanagan

Term Ends: 2025
Mobile: 0499 609 687
Email: shayne.flanagan@esperance.wa.gov.au

Cr Steve McMullen

Term Ends: 2025
Mobile: 0406 912 780
Email: steve.mcmullen@esperance.wa.gov.au

 

 

Rural Ward

Cr Wes Graham

Term Ends: 2023
Mobile: 0427 992 793
Email: wes.graham@esperance.wa.gov.au

Cr Ian Mickel AM JP

Term Ends: 2023
Mobile: 0429 097 154
Email: ian.mickel@esperance.wa.gov.au

 

 

Electoral Ward Boundaries

The Shire of Esperance is divided into two wards, a Town and a Rural ward. 

Ward Review

The Shire of Esperance's wards and level of representation is reviewed regularly with the last review being conducted in 2020 to ensure that the ratio of Councillors to Electors remains consistent across both of our wards.

As a result of this review, the Shire's Ward boundaries and representation will be adjusted. These changes will take effect at the upcoming Local Government elections in October 2021. The media release for the Ward Review is available here.

Elected Member Training

Pursuant to Section 5.127 of the Local Government Act 1995:

(1) A local government must prepare a report for each financial year on the training completed by council members in the financial year.

(2) The CEO must publish the report on the local government’s official website within 1 month after the end of the financial year to which the report relates.

 

Elected Member Allowance & Payments

In accordance with 29C. of the Local Government (Administration) Regulations which require the local government to publish on their website:

(f) the type, and the amount or value, of any fees, expenses or allowances paid to each council member during a financial year beginning on or after 1 July 2020.

Councillor Payments - 2020/2021 Financial Year

 

Register of Complaints

In accordance with s5.121(1) of the Local Government Act 1995 the CEO is required to maintain a register of complaints which records all complaints that result in a finding under section 5.110(2)(a) that a minor breach has occurred.

Register of Complaints - Minor Breaches