The role of the Mayor

The Mayor is the leader of the Council and has a number of roles which are both legislative and functional. The legislative requirements are outlined in Section 2.8 of Local Government Act 1995.

The Act states that the Mayor not only takes precedence at all municipal proceedings within the municipality but must also take the chair at all meetings of the Council at which he or she is present.

The Mayor’s role, however, extends well beyond officiating at council meetings or other municipal proceedings. Additional important roles are providing leadership, promoting positive relationships, and modelling good governance.

Elected members

Mayor Rhys Williams

Mayor Rhys Williams was elected as the Mayor of the City of Mandurah in October 2017.

Mayor Williams has spent his life in Mandurah and loves it here, but after four years of escalating crime and a stalling economy, job losses and reputation damage, he said it was time for a change.

Mayor Williams is an experienced CEO and community leader, overseeing a successful charitable organisation for the past decade. He has worked with more than 100 communities across Australia and internationally, shaping solutions to complex community and economic challenges.

Locally, he has established Make Place to support innovation in business and other positive community initiatives. Mayor Williams is a volunteer board director, former Mandurah Councillor and 2015 Young West Australian of the Year.

Mayor-Elect Williams believes we need new thinking to build community resilience, grow employment and address crime if we're to ensure our best days are ahead. As Mayor, he will lead significant economic and social reforms to achieve these outcomes.

Mayor Williams has the experience, energy and passion to lead the charge in shaping a stronger future for Mandurah.

Address: PO Box 210, Mandurah WA 6210

Phone: 9550 3714 or 9550 3777

Email: mayor@mandurah.wa.gov.au

Term of Office: 2017 - 2021

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Councillor Merv Darcy

Cr Darcy has been a Mandurah ratepayer for over 30 years,he is actively involved in and has a good knowledge of the local community. Hehas been an advocate in many forums.

Cr Darcy's objective is to ensure that Coastal Ward gets a fair share of Council expenditure and that important local initiatives such as an extension of the bus service, more safe pedestrian crossings on the Old Coast Rd, a prompt installation of the shark net, a comprehensive mosquito spraying program and the maintenance of the Cut reserve for conservation and recreation purposes, become Council priorities.

He believes it is important that Council get on the front foot and lobby for the big ticket items that we need from state and federal government such as an additional Mandurah Estuary Bridge to cope with the growing traffic, and stands to represent the whole community, not any vested interests.

Address: PO Box 210, Mandurah WA 6210

Phone: 0450 140 111

Email: merv.darcy@mandurah.wa.gov.au

Term of Office: 2017 - 2021

Merv Darcy

Councillor Jenny Green

Address: PO Box 210, Mandurah WA 6210

Phone: 0411 789 153

Email: jenny.green@mandurah.wa.gov.au

Term of Office: 2019 - 2023

Jenny Green

 

Councillor Candice Di Prinzio

Address: PO Box 210, Mandurah WA 6210

Phone: 0439 906 615

Email: candice.diprinzio@mandurah.wa.gov.au

Term of Office: 2019 - 2023

Candice Di Prinzio

 

 

Councillor Lynn Rodgers

Cr Lynn Rodgers has lived in Mandurah for 22 years and has been representing residents of the East Ward for 14 of those years. She has always tried to maintain a balance between the needs of people such as lower rate increases, new job opportunities, the environment and development.

We have seen many changes in the east ward with new developments both commercial and residential. These developments must ensure employment for locals whilst retaining the characteristics of the area and the community spirit that exists.

Cr Rodgers is the founder and CEO of WestAus Crisis and Welfare Services since 1992 and founder of Healthy Breakfast Club operating in 13 school across Mandurah providing approximately 115,000 meals annually. During her time at WestAus she gained a Diploma in Management and operated her own business for 10 years. She is passionate about saving Mandurah's unique waterways and diverse environment and will work to retain/maintain these.

Address: PO Box 210, Mandurah WA 6210

Phone: 0428 394 526

Email: lynn@westauscrisis.com.au

Term of Office: 2017 - 2021

Lyn Rogers

Councillor Darren Lee

Cr Darren Lee isa strong voice for the East Ward, who has brought honesty, integrity and has a proven track record of delivering.He is your representative, with twelve years' experience as a Councillor who is approachable and accountable, who effectively communicates, listens and acts upon your concerns.

Cr Lee is committed to ensuring that community safety is given the utmost attention, through close engagement with law enforcement providers and proactive in urgently seeking new crime preventative initiatives in an unstable environment. Through his leadership,he will provide direct action on ensuring that road works within the city are closely scrutinised and that the Estuary Bridge is given a priority by all spheres of government to stop the gridlock.

Cr Lee will advocate for additional health and hospital services within the city and region.

Address: PO Box 210, Mandurah WA 6210

Phone: 0417 006 600

Email: darren.lee@mandurah.wa.gov.au

Term of Office: 2017 - 2021

Darren Lee

Councillor Don Pember

Address: PO Box 210, Mandurah WA 6210

Phone: 0417 986 864

Email: don.pember@mandurah.wa.gov.au

Term of Office: 2019 - 2023

Don Pember

Councillor Caroline Knight, Deputy Mayor

Cr Knight is proud to say that Mandurah has been her family home for the past 18 years where she has raised two beautiful children. A Medical Scientist and an active member of the community, Cr Knight enjoys the outdoors, art, travel, reading and sustainability.

First elected to Council in 2011, Cr Knight believes her background in science has given her a sound decision making framework, as well as exposing her to a diverse range of people and their needs. She says these skills have given her a good grounding in her approach to Council duties.

Cr Knight is the state representative of the Australian Coastal Councils Association, as well as being part of the Regional Executive Committee of ICLEI Local Governments for Sustainability. She is also a member of the Peel Harvey Catchment Council and Deputy Chair of the Peron Naturaliste Partnership. Cr Knight was also recently appointed Deputy Commissioner of the Western Australian Planning Commission.

Cr Knight is keen to ensure that Council remains receptive to the needs and visions of ratepayers and she works hard to provide that voice.

Address: PO Box 210, Mandurah WA 6210

Phone: 0439 843 434

Email: caroline.knight@mandurah.wa.gov.au

Term of Office: 2015 - 2019

Caroline Knight

Councillor Peter Jackson

North Ward is a vibrant, growing, engaged community! We have new opportunities for improved lifestyle with new schools, public spaces and amenities that bring a great sense of excitement and confidence. As we work through the issues related to rapid expansion, Cr Jackson will continue to listen and facilitate on your behalf with integrity and enthusiasm.

Cr Jackson has 33 years' experience in Media, with 12 years on 6mm breakfast radio which has given him a good understanding of our city. He is a father of five and High School teacher, he knows the challenges facing families and young adults.

He is passionate about building capacity and realising potential in people and projects. For the last four years he has served as Chairman of the Mandurah Liquor Advisory and the City's Audit and Risk committee, MAPTO Board member, Community Grants Panel member, and on the City's Executive and Planning committees.

He will LISTEN, LINK solution providers, and LEAD successful outcomes.

Address: PO Box 210, Mandurah WA 6210

Phone: 0499 812 442

Email: peter.jackson@mandurah.wa.gov.au

Term of Office: 2017 - 2021

Peter Jackson

Councillor Ahmed Zilani

Address: PO Box 210, Mandurah WA 6210

Phone: 0413 271 173

Email: ahmed.zilani@mandurah.wa.gov.au

Term of Office: 2019 - 2023

Ahmed Zilani

Councillor Dave Schumacher

Cr Dave Schumacher, a Mandurah resident for 26 years, is well known for his years of dedication to the people of Mandurah serving as a Town Ward City Councillor for the past 8 years, and also for his tireless and committed charity work in the areas of Mental Health, Suicide, Homelessness and Domestic Violence.

Cr Schumacher was nominated for Australian of the Year 2016 in recognition of his on-going contribution to the Mandurah Community.He has held positions on 16 Boards and Committees representing the City of Mandurah, as well as 17 Charity Committees as part of his own personal commitment to our community.

He is committed to continuing his fight to bring a full University Campus to Mandurah and the Peel Region, as a University will attract industry and business to our region and will ensure that we build a self-sustainable and stable local economy through providing jobs.

Address: PO Box 210, Mandurah WA 6210

Phone: 0412 480 722

Email: dave.schumacher@mandurah.wa.gov.au

Term of Office: 2017 - 2021

Dave Schumacher

Councillor Matt Rogers

Cr Matt Rogers has lived in Mandurah his whole life, educated locally, and volunteers on several community boards. He is an award-winning city planner and will advocate better planning and traffic outcomes.

Cr Matt Rogers believes government works best when it's local, residents feel empowered and he has experienced this first-hand working in communities. He understands cost-of-living pressures affecting residents, will keep rates low and cut wasteful spending. he will support the local economy through redeveloping Smart Street Mall, reducing red-tape for business and creating more jobs.

We must address our mental/physical health issues by investing in our parks, waterways and cycling infrastructure, growing a healthier city. Cr Matt Rogers will ensure Mandurah is a safe city with a diversity of events and facilities. He will seek to reduce congestion, strengthen tourism, improve service delivery and promote community consultation. He will always listen to you, and act in the best interests of Mandurah.

Address: PO Box 210, Mandurah WA 6210

Phone: 0488 563 642

Email: matt.rogers@mandurah.wa.gov.au

Term of Office: 2017 - 2021

Matt Rogers

Councillor Peter Rogers

Cr Peter Rogers has been an engaged resident of Mandurah for his entire life, and applies an independent, passionate and common sense approach to his duties on Council. He currently works as a Governance Officer, with degrees in law, journalism and public policy.

CrPeter Rogers is committed to economic development, healthier communities and environmental protection, and has been active in the local sports and arts communities.

He is the current Chairperson of the June O’Connor Centre (a mental health support organisation) and Secretary of the Environmental Defender’s Office in WA.

He believes the City must address crime and safety, revitalise the city centre, grow tourism opportunities and assist in creating job diversification and youth employment.

Address: PO Box 210, Mandurah WA 6210

Phone: 0419 934 783

Email: peter.rogers@mandurah.wa.gov.au

Term of Office: 2019 - 2023

Peter Rogers

Ward maps

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