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

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 almost 50 years, although according to some long time pioneers they are considered to be recent arrivals.

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, it's people, it's history, cultural diversity and it's 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 and that lay the foundations that make Cockburn the 'best place to be'.

Logan is a Justice of the Peace, Fellow of the Australian College of Health Service Managers, 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
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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

Cr Tarun Dewan

Tarun's commitment to the Councillor role and duties led him to serve the interests and needs of the residents on a full-time basis since being elected in October 2021. With his engineering background, he actively contributes to the debates on various agendas actively and with a view to keep the interest of the residents first and foremost in mind aimed at improving the quality of life for all the residents of Cockburn. He has consistantly demonstrated regular engagement with community members and has volunteered in most reference groups and committees. He attends regular Council meetings and Resident group events to understand residents' concerns and prorities. He is an active member of the Disability Reference Group, Multicultural Reference Group, Chair for the Crime Prevention Group, Chair for the NHW, Delegate to the Youth Active Care, Audit and Finance Committee, Environmental reference Group and Bush Fire Advisory etc. He takes the responsibilty to communicate council decisions and actions back to the community, ensuring transparency and accountability in the council's operations. Has demonstrated his ability to work collaboratively with other Councillors, Executives, Staff, and Community Groups. His collaborative approach ensures effective outcomes for the City and it's residents. His devotion to community causes and his presence and engagement at most events have earned him recognition and respect among the residents.

Tarun is committed to promoting sustainability and reducing carbon emissions in the city. With his 17 years of community volunteering, advocacy experience, corporate background, and genuine commitment to improving the lives of the residents, Tarun Dewan continues to commit his energy and experience to the residents of Cockburn.
Term ends  October 2025
Mobile  0433 875 350
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Cr Carol Reeve-Fowkes

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Mobile  0435 900 236
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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 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.

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Phone 08 9434 9193
Mobile 0419 901 735
Email [email protected]

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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
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Cr Phoebe Corke

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Mobile 0407 606 696
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Central Ward Councillors

Cr Philip Eva JP
Term ends October 2025
Mobile 0410 274 000
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Cr Chontelle Stone

Chontelle Stone is a passionate and dedicated local leader who has served on the Cockburn City Council since 2017. She has always been focused on making a positive impact in her community and has worked tirelessly to improve the lives of residents in her area.

As a successful businesswoman, Chontelle has a wealth of experience in leadership, management, and strategic planning. She has a track record of improving services and infrastructure in her community, always with an eye toward innovation and sustainability.

Driven by a passion for environmental sustainability, social justice, and equality, Chontelle's commitment to her community is evident in both her professional and personal life. She is heavily involved in volunteering and community organisations, always looking for new ways to contribute and support her neighbours. She is also a caring mother, and her deep commitment to her family and community is reflected in everything she does.

Chontelle is committed to building on her previous successes and working towards a brighter future for her community. She is dedicated to improving public safety, supporting local businesses, and fighting for equity and justice for all residents.

Chontelle has the vision, experience, and dedication needed to keep Cockburn moving forward.

Council Committees:
Governance Committee (Chair)
Organisational Performance Committee
Expenditure Review Committee

Reference Groups:
Cockburn Bush Fire Advisory Committee (Chair)
Cockburn Aboriginal Reference Group

Joint Development Assessment Panel (JDAP)
WALGA South Metropolitan Zone
Australian Local Government Women's Association WA Branch

The Wetlands Centre Cockburn
Cockburn CRC
Coolbellup Sports Associaition 

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Term ends October 2025
Mobile 0411 612 382
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Deputy Mayor Cr Tom Widenbar


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