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

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Term Ends October 2025
Address PO Box 1215, Bibra Lake WA 6965
Mobile 0407 337 650
Phone 08 9411 3444
Email [email protected]

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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

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  [email protected]
Cr Carol Reeve-Fowkes
Term ends  October 2023
Mobile  0435 900 236
Email  [email protected]

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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Term ends October 2025
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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Term ends October 2025
Mobile 0432 653 369
Email [email protected]

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Cr Phoebe Corke

I have lived in Hamilton Hill for 18 years and am actively involved in a number of community groups including Save Beeliar wetlands, Cockburn Community Wildlife Corridor and the Hamilton Hill Community Group.

I care deeply about our community, about the environment and about maintaining the wonderful lifestyle we have here in Cockburn as our City continues to evolve and grow. My priorities are protecting our natural environment and keeping our residents safe and happy. I respond to every phone call and email I receive and do all I can to help resolve the issues brought to me.

I am not affiliated to any political group and am truly independent. I am a tutor at Notre Dame University, an academic editor and a musician. I was an award winning journalist in the UK and have also worked extensively in arts and events, including as a festival director and artist manager. I have an MA in Law from Cambridge, attended the Royal Academy of Music and am a recent (2023) graduate of the Australian Institute of Company Directors.

Council Committees:
Expenditure Review Committee (Chair)
Audit, Risk and Compliance
Governance Committee
Organisational Performance Committee
Code of Conduct Complaints Committee
CEO Selection Panel

Reference Groups:
Cockburn Aboriginal Reference Group
Cockburn Sister Cities Reference Group

External Groups:
Beeliar Regional Park Community Advisory Committee
Cockburn Coast Liaison Group
Cockburn Coast Steering Committee
Cockburn Sound Management Council
Jandakot Regional Park Community Advisory Committee
Joint Development Assessment Panel
Perth South West Environment Forum (Dep)
WALGA South Metropoitan Zone (Dep)
Woodman Point Regional Park Community Advisory Committee

Other (non-Council)
Save Beeliar Wetlands (Deputy Convenor)
Rehabilitating Roe 8

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Term ends October 2023
Mobile 0407 606 696
Email [email protected]

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Central Ward Councillors

Cr Philip Eva JP
Term ends October 2025
Mobile 0410 274 000
Email [email protected]

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Cr Chontelle Stone

Chontelle is a proud mum of 4 who lives in Yangebup. It was through local schools that she first became active in the Cockburn Community, joining the school P&C and board then becoming a WACSSO State Councillor to help all public schools in Cockburn. Prior to being elected to Council in 2017, Chontelle was also the President of the Yangebup Progress Association and is currently the Immediate Past President of the Australian Local Government Women's Association WA Branch.

On Council, Chontelle has championed community connectedness and crime prevention through Neighbourhood Watch 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 and actively chairs the City's Bush Fire Advisory Committee, supporting our Emergency Services. She has actively supported local businesses, pushing for a greater focus on the local economic develeopment of Cockburn.

Chontelle is also 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:
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
Email [email protected]

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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
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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.

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