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, 2013, 2017 and 2021.

Logan and his wife Pat have lived in Cockburn for 48 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 most days and nights of the week 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 3444
Email EMoffice@cockburn.wa.gov.au

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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

Cr Lara Kirkwood (Maternity Leave till 1 March 2022)



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.

Term ends October 2023 
Mobile  0449 229 792
Email  lkirkwood@cockburn.wa.gov.au

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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
Facebook

www.Facebook.com/Dr.Chamonix

Linked In https://www.linkedin.com/in/chamonixterblanche

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Cr Tarun Dewan


For the next four years, Tarun's purpose is to serve the Cockburn Community selflessly, wholeheartedly, and to the best of his abilities.

He has been a Cockburn resident (Atwell and Success) for 18 years with his wife and two children. Tarun is a qualified Engineer and has held many senior executive roles as an Engineer and Project Leader delivering large scale projects across diverse teams, including working on the Gorgon LNG Project.
Tarun has been able to get a pulse on the needs of our amazing community through sustained volunteering and engaging with a diverse group of residents across Cockburn. He is an active member of the Lions Club of Atwell and was the Diabetes Chairperson in WA South, where he conducted regular Diabetes Awareness programs throughout the State.

Tarun will strive to be an active learner and an intelligent contributor. He is determined to be the voice of the Residents and build a communication bridge between the Council and the passionate residents of Cockburn. He aims to support initiatives and policies that create sustainable solutions for Cockburn. His professional experience combined with a passion for community service will ensure fair, effective, and sustainable outcomes for the City of Cockburn.
 
Term ends  October 2025
Mobile  0433 875 350
Email  tdewan@cockburn.wa.gov.au

West Ward Councillors

Cr Kevin Allen



Kevin, along with his wife Debbie and their family, has been a resident of Cockburn for over 40 years. In addition to serving as a West Ward Councillor, Kevin is employed in private industry as a State Manager in the financial institution arena. 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.  The wording on this page has been provided by the Elected Member.

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Phone 08 9434 9193
Mobile 0419 901 735
Email kallen@cockburn.wa.gov.au

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Cr Michael Separovich


 

I am Councillor Separovich, and I have been on council since 2017 and have just been re-elected for a second term. I have lived my entire life in Cockburn, and many West Ward residents will have met me, my grandparents through their market garden and work with the Dalmatinac Club, or have been taught by my mother at Coogee Primary School where she has been a long serving teacher. 

In my time on Council I have been representing you through the following Committees; Delegated Authorities and Policies; Audit and Strategic Finance and the CEO Performance Review. I also sit on external committees such as the Woodman Point Wastewater Treatment Plant CRG, Woodman Point Recreation Park CAG, Development WA’s Cockburn Coast Steering Committee, and the Alcoa Residue Management Committee. 

I am dedicated to ensuring the city runs well. I want to ensure your rates are not being wasted, that your services run well, and that the policies and procedures adopted by the city are fair, common sense, and reasonable. 

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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
Term ends October 2025
Mobile 0410 274 000
Email peva@cockburn.wa.gov.au

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Cr Chontelle Stone

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Mobile 0411 612 382
Email cstone@cockburn.wa.gov.au

Chontelle is a mum of 4 and step-mum of 2 who lives in Yangebup. It was through local schools that she first become active in the Cockburn community, joining the school P&C and school board then becoming a WACSSO State Councillor and helping all the public schools in Cockburn. Prior to being elected to Council in 2017, Chontelle was also the President of the Yangebup Progress Association.
 
On Council, Chontelle has championed community connectedness and crime prevention to build a safer, stronger community across Cockburn. She has advocated for greater support for volunteers, resulting in the development of the City’s first volunteering strategy. She also has supported local businesses, pushing for a greater focus on the local economy and economic development of Cockburn.
 
Chontelle is the first Cockburn Councillor to have completed the Diploma of Local Government.
 
She is fully committed to listening to residents and business owners’ concerns, working to find the right solution whilst staying true to her core values. Chontelle always puts residents at the heart of her decision making and will continue to bring fresh ideas to the table.
 
Council Committees:
Delegated Authorities & Policies Committee (Chair)
Governance Steering Committee

Reference Groups:
Cockburn Aboriginal Reference Group 
Cockburn Bushfire Advisory Reference Group (Chair)
Cockburn Neighbourhood Watch Reference Group (Chair)
 
Other:
Joint Development Assessment Panel (JDAP)
WALGA South Metropolitan Zone
Australian Local Government Women’s Association WA Branch (President)

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Deputy Mayor 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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Mobile 0437 002 021
Email twidenbar@cockburn.wa.gov.au

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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.