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

Logan was popularly elected as Mayor at the March 2009 extraordinary local government election and again in October 2009, October 2013 and October 2017.

Logan and his wife Pat have lived in Cockburn for over 45 years. They have volunteered in the community for most of that time and believe in engaging with and serving the ratepayers and residents in the true Cockburn tradition. They are passionate about Cockburn, its people, its history, cultural diversity and its future as a place where dreams can be realised.

The mayoral role involves Logan and Pat being out and about seven days a week and most nights as they seek to ensure their commitment to the community is maintained, enhanced and focused on achieving great outcomes for a growing community. In their opinion, there is no greater contribution one can make than to serving their community with the values of trust, respect, honesty, integrity, personal engagement wherever possible, and inclusiveness, being priorities.

Logan says; “There are so many great things happening across Cockburn.  As opportunities unfold I will continue to work to ensure Cockburn continues as a leader in service delivery and that those special places within our neighbourhoods that makes us proud to call Cockburn our home, our place of work and/or small business ownership continue to be enhanced.  It is about people and their interaction  with each other that builds resilience, sustainability and peace of mind.”

Logan is a Justice of the Peace, Fellow of the Australian College of Health Service Executives, has proven executive level experience, represented Industry and small business at state and national levels and previously served nine years as a councillor (1990 to 1999).

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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 

Mayor's calendar

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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Mobile  0449 229 792
Email  lkirkwood@cockburn.wa.gov.au
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Cr Lee-Anne Smith OAM


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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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West Ward Councillors

Cr Kevin Allen

Kevin, along with his wife Debbie and their family, has been a resident of Cockburn for over 25 years.

In addition to serving as a West Ward Councillor, Kevin is employed in private industry as a state manager and owner of an overseas business.

Before being elected to Council in 2000, Kevin was active in community issues, as the President of the Coogee Beach Progress Association and a community representative on the State Government's Coogee Master Plan committee.

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Mobile 0419 901 735
Email kallen@cockburn.wa.gov.au

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Cr Michael Separovich

Many of you will already know the name Separovich. My grandparents, the market gardeners helped make Spearwood what it is today. My mother has been teaching in Cockburn for 30 years, and I am the friendly guy from down at the shops. My family has been helping build Cockburn for generations, and I want to continue that.

I have lived in Munster for more than two decades and for the last four years have been attending and participating in Council meetings. I do not represent political parties or real estate developers; I am representing you. I am a Councillor who will not hesitate to take your call or email and will come and visit to see the things you wish to talk about first hand.

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Mobile 0432 653 369
Email mseparovich@cockburn.wa.gov.au

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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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Mobile 0407 606 696
Email pcorke@cockburn.wa.gov.au

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Central Ward Councillors

Cr Philip Eva JP

I have lived in Cockburn for the last 23 years having moved to Australia from Cornwall after meeting my wife Michele while working as a freight manager for a local shipping company.

On arriving in WA we lived in Fremantle and then moved to Cockburn where I ran a small business.
For the last 9 years I've been working as an Electorate Officer for the Member for Cockburn. I’m also a proud member of the Royal Association of Justices having been a JP for the last 8 years.
I have always had a passion for the community serving as a past P & C President of Newton Primary School and now currently on the School Board.  Also an ex member and ex director of Cockburn Rotary.
Currently serving as an active member of several Community groups and Clubs; Yangebup Progress Association, Bibra Lake Residents Association, Friends of the Community, Dalmatinacs Club, Coolbellup Sporting Association and the Woodman’s Points CRG and Beeliar Residents Association Group.
Being a Councillor I'm on several Council committees including; Grants and Donations, Audit Finance and Strategic Committee, Chief Executive Officers & Senior Key Projects Appraisal Committee, Delegated Authorities, Policies & Position Statements Committee, South West Reference Group, Jandakot Regional Park Community Advisory Committee, Cockburn Wetlands Education Centre (Inc.) Community Safety & Crime Prevention Reference Group, Cultural Reference Group.
I have a very strong passion for the environment and in making Cockburn a sustainable and progressive but without destroying the natural beauty of this wonderful place.

In my spare time I love gardening, fishing, the gym, and of course the Fremantle Dockers.

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Cr Chontelle Stone

My family and I have been proud to call Yangebup home for the past nine years, after growing up in rural Western Australia. Since then I' have been an active member in community groups such as Yangebup Progress Association, Yangebup Primary P and C, Safety House Cockburn and Southern Lions RUFC. Ongoing community involvement allows me to share my experiences and skills in strategic planning, community consultation, fiscal management, corporate governance and policy reviews. In addition to serving as a State Councillor at WACSSO, I have also contributed to several local campaigns such as 'Hands off Cockburn' and 'Hammond Park needs a High School'. I see myself as a devoted advocate for environmental conservation. My children are my inspiration and drive my passion for youth engagement, road safety and crime prevention. I pledge to listen to our residents, consult on important issues and represent the core values of our diverse, cohesive and robust community.

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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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9 Coleville Crescent,
Spearwood 6163

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

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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.