Elected Members

ELECTION NOTE: 
Due to the current Local Government Election, we have 6 vacancies until results are known on Saturday 21 October, 2017.
Please refer to the Elections page for further information.
Elected Member biographies will be updated to reflect the new Council on Monday 23 October, 2017.


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.

 

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 Steven Portelli

Residing in Atwell for 11 years and now Aubin Grove the past year; I'm Chair of the Atwell College Board (past six years), Suburb Manager for Atwell Neighbourhood Watch (past 12 years) and President/Secretary of the Atwell Community Association (Member for 11 years).

Past 16 years with a major residential builder doing Sales and Design. I have four daughters ranging from 14 to 24 all living in Atwell. My partner; Sharon and I reside in the lovely Harvest Lakes Estate of Aubin Grove.

I spent 15 years (1980 till 1995) with the Coles Myer Group as a Manager in Kmart division as an Administration/ Personal Services/ Cash and Security. I worked in various stores from Kwinana/Rockingham to Port Hedland.

I'm passionate about making our City an even better place to live; to pace development with road management. Too long we have been playing catch up with road congestion. I am enthused by our dedicated staff and officers and I hope to make a difference, be it only one per cent better, I will always strive to make it better.

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Mobile 0409 661 464
Email SPortelli@cockburn.wa.gov.au

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Cr Chamonix Terblanche

Chamonix’s widespread interdisciplinary background of information systems, policy development, business and education has landed her high profile national positions such as the President of the Council of Australian Postgraduate Associations (CAPA) and the Australian Governments Australian Awards for University Teaching Committee and Australian Qualifications Frameworks International Alignment Committee memberships. 
 
Chamonix also served as an elected member of Curtin's University Council, as the President of their Postgraduate Student Association and held membership of a number of other Curtin University committees including its Academic Board.
 
Presently Chamonix is the Managing Director of a Real Estate Agency, and most recently prior to this, served as Chief of Staff and Senior Advisor for Senators in Australia's Federal Parliament. Prior to embarking on a political and legislative career, Chamonix worked in industry for a number of years, most notably for the following employers: a peak representative body working closely with government; a higher education provider and a software engineering company. As a result, Chamonix is highly skilled in, among others: policy formation; conceptual and workflow modelling; analysing business needs; scoping business improvements; researching, designing and implementing state-of-the-art software solutions; rapidly adapting to changing environments; executive level governance; developing strategic organisational plans; drafting complex manuals and policies; training and evaluating learning; and liaising with stakeholders on all levels of an organisation, the media and with government officials (including state and federal ministers).
 
Chamonix has a dream and vision for the City of Cockburn to be a Connected City and as such she actively works towards achieving this. She has her own website and Facebook page dedicated to this cause and would encourage anyone interested to learn more about her vision to visit these pages and follow her on her quest!

Term ends 2019
Mobile 0404 696 306
Email cterblanche@cockburn.wa.gov.au

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West Ward Councillors

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Deputy Mayor Carol Reeve-Fowkes
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Address PO Box 1215, Bibra Lake, WA 6965
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Email creevefowkes@cockburn.wa.gov.au
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Central Ward Councillors

Cr Stephen Pratt



I have lived in Coolbellup for the past several years, where my wife Elena and I built our first home.

I am actively involved in a number of community groups including the Coolbellup Community Association, CoobyNow, and the Cockburn Rotary Club.

I am passionate about preserving the natural environment that the City of Cockburn suburbs are blessed with while also ensuring communities have access to the best possible facilities.

The City of Cockburn is a great place to live and is growing rapidly. I was very proud to be elected as Councillor in 2011 and am enjoying the experience of working in Local Government.

I look forward to representing local residents for the duration of my term through this exciting period of growth and change.

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Mobile 0400 575 007
Email spratt@cockburn.wa.gov.au
Facebook www.facebook.com/CrStephenPratt

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Contact

Address

9 Coleville Crescent,
Spearwood 6163

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

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