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 and Use of Social Media Guide which all Elected Members, Committee Members and Candidates are expected to adhere to are available below:

Electoral Ward Boundaries

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

Following a recent review of Wards and Representation, an adjustment to these Wards has been approved and will take effect from the 2023 local government elections. The proposed ward boundaries are available here.

A comparison between the current wards and proposed wards is available here, with the darker green section being those properties which are moving to the Rural Ward.

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 Training Register 2020-2021

Elected Member Training Register 2021-2022

Elected Member Training Register 2022-2023

Elected Member Training Register 2023-2024

Elected Member Additional Training Register 2021-2022

Elected Member Additional Training Register 2022-2023

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 - 2021/2022 Financial Year

Councillor Payments - 2022/2023 Financial Year

Councillor Payments - 2023/2024 Financial Year (current)

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

Cr Ron Chambers
Shire President
0407 117 339
Term: 2027
Cr Jennifer Obourne
Deputy Shire President
0415 707 077
Ward: Town
Term: 2027
Cr Leonie de Haas
0427 922 373
Ward: Town
Term: 2025
Cr Shayne Flanagan
0499 609 687
Ward: Town
Term: 2025
Cr Steve McMullen
0406 912 780
Ward: Town
Term: 2025
Cr Gemma Johnston
0459 301 789
Ward: Town
Term: 2027
Cr Connor Davies
0447 839 420
Ward: Town
Term: 2027
Cr Wes Graham
0427 992 793
Ward: Rural
Term: 2027
Cr Sam Starcevich
0439 998 282
Ward: Rural
Term: 2025