Elected Members

The City of Cockburn has one Mayor and nine Councillors who represent three wards - East, West and Central. The Mayor and Councillors in Cockburn are elected for four year terms. You can contact the Mayor or one of your local ward Councillors to discuss any matters relevant to your ward.

His Worship the Mayor Logan K. Howlett, JP

Mayor Howlett's Biography



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Address PO Box 1215, Bibra Lake WA 6965
Mobile 0407 337 650
Phone 08 9411 3420
Fax 08 9411 3333
Email lkhowlett@cockburn.wa.gov.au

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Mayor Howlett's Committees and Memberships

Current Representations

Council - Internal Committees

Council – Mayor & Presiding Member

  • Audit and Strategic Finance Committee.
  • Chief Executive Officer & Senior Key Projects Appraisal Committee.
  • Grants & Donations Committee.
  • Local Emergency Management Committee.
  • Delegated Authorities, Policies & Position Statement Committee.
  • Cockburn Community Events Committee

Council Reference & Other Groups

  • Cockburn Children’s Reference Group.
  • Cockburn Sister City Reference Group.
  • Road Safety & TravelSmart Reference Group.
  • New Council & Administration Centre Reference Group.

Membership of External Committees to Council
(WALGA) Western Australian Local Government Association

  • State Council
  • South Metropolitan Zone (Deputy Chair).
  • Governance & Organisational Services Policy Team.
  • Municipal Waste Advisory Council.
  • Environment and Waste Policy Team.
  • South West Metropolitan Regional Road Group. (Chair).
  • Metropolitan Regional Road Group - Elected Members (Chair).
  • Verge Collection Working Group.
  • Geographic Names Committee - Metropolitan Local Government Representative.
  • Economic Development Policy Forum.
  • Participation in the WALGA Mayors and Presidents Forum

 Membership of External Committees to Council – Local Government - Other

  • South West Group Board.
  • Connecting Community for Kids Joint Advisory Commitee.
  • Cockburn Coast Steering Committee.
  • Cockburn Coast Liaison Group.
  • Cockburn Central Youth Care Council.
  • Mayors for Peace.
  • National Growth Areas Alliance. 
  • Growth Areas Perth & Peel (GAPP) Alliance.

Membership of External Groups - Other

  • Royal Western Australian Historical Society Inc.
  • Historical Society of Cockburn Inc.
  • City of Cockburn RSL Sub –Branch Inc.
  • Boer War Association (W.A.) Inc.
  • Friends of the War Memorial, Canberra.
  • Placenames Australia.
  • Cockburn Wetlands Education Centre Trust.
  • Friends of Woodman Point Recreation Group Inc.
  • National Trust of Australia.
  • Sister Cities Australia Inc.
  • Lions Club of Atwell Inc. (Charter Member).
  • Maori Women’s Welfare League Inc.
  • Cockburn Seniors Centre.
  • Spearwood Dalmatinac Sport & Community Club Inc. 
  • Cockburn Bowling Club Inc.
  • Cockburn Power Boats Club Inc.
  • Wetlands Conservation Society Inc.
  • Urban Bushland Council WA Inc.

Patron Positions

  • City of Cockburn RSL Sub-Branch Inc.
  • Rotary Club of Cockburn Inc.
  • Jervoise Bay Sailing Club Inc.
  • Cockburn Power Boats Club Inc.
  • Cockburn Junior Football Club Inc.
  • Cockburn Junior Cricket Club Inc. 
  • Cockburn Community Men’s Shed Inc.
Vice-Patron Positions
  • Diabetes Association of WA
  • Activ Foundation of WA

Mayor's speeches 

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Cockburn Councillors

The City’s Councillors are elected for four year terms.

The City of Cockburn is divided into three wards – West, Central and East and three Councillors represent each Ward. Please see Our People and Suburbs for more information on which suburbs are in which ward and City demographics in Cockburn.

You are encouraged to contact any or all of your ward Councillors to discuss issues regarding your ward.

East Ward Councillors

Deputy Mayor Cr Lara Kirkwood

I am a local Aubin Grove resident who chose to live in this wonderful suburb to be closer to my family in Wandi. 
 
I devote much of my personal time to resolving issues in our suburbs, keeping residents informed and organising events to put the spotlight on Cockburn that it deserves. Unaffiliated with any political group, I bring an independent and energetic approach to working with people of all backgrounds to promote our community’s wellbeing and safety. 
 
I am the Founder of Cockburn Chat, active member of the Aubin Grove Community Association, Neighbourhood Watch Volunteer and Road Safety Advocate.
 

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Email  lkirkwood@cockburn.wa.gov.au
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Cr Lee-Anne Smith OAM - Resigned 9 September 2021



 

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Cr Chamonix Terblanche

 

Dr Chamonix Terblanche is a well known leader in our community. She is a Director on a range of Boards, holds a PhD in Business Information Systems, and has wide industry experience to National Presidency leadership level. Dr Terblanche has represented over 500,000 people in various roles she has held and is an occasional Sky News guest speaker.

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Mobile  0404 696 306
Email  cterblanche@cockburn.wa.gov.au
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Linked In https://www.linkedin.com/in/chamonixterblanche

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West Ward Councillors

Cr Kevin Allen



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Cr Michael Separovich



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Cr Phoebe Corke



I have lived in Hamilton Hill for 14 years and am actively involved in a number of community groups including the Hamilton Hill Community Group and Save Beeliar Wetlands.
 
I currently work as a tutor at Notre Dame University and as a musician. I run a small entertainment marketing business and was an award winning journalist in the UK, spending 12 years as a business magazine editor. I have an MA in Law from Cambridge University and also studied at the Royal Academy of Music.
 
I care deeply about my community and about maintaining the wonderful lifestyle we have here in Cockburn as our City continues to evolve and grow. I promise to do everything within my power to protect our natural environment and to keep our residents safe and happy.
 

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Central Ward Councillors

Cr Philip Eva JP

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Cr Chontelle Stone



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Cr Tom Widenbar

 


I live in South Lake with my wife and 2 young children. I am an Environmental Scientist with specialist experience in local government policy and approvals, sensitive environmental projects and waste management.

I am an active member of Connecting South Lake, Neighbourhood Watch, and am a proud advocate of sporting clubs and associations in Cockburn. As a father to a young family, I strive for the best in Cockburn to raise my family. 
 

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Contact

Address

9 Coleville Crescent,
Spearwood 6163

PO Box 1215, Bibra Lake DC,
Western Australia, 6965

Office opening hours:
8.30am to 4.30pm
Monday to Friday (excluding public holidays)

Language Support

Cockburn Nyungar moort Beeliar boodja-k kaadadjiny. Koora, yeyi, benang baalap nidja boodja-k kaaradjiny.
Ngalak kaadatj dayin boodja, kep wer malayin. Ngalak kaadatj koora koora wer yeyi ngalang birdiya.

City of Cockburn acknowledges the Nyungar people of Beeliar boodja. Long ago, now and in the future they care for country.
We acknowledge a continuing connection to land, waters and culture and pay our respects to the Elders, past, present and emerging.