Council Elections

Extraordinary Election 8 July 2022  

An Extraordinary Election for an East Ward councillor has been confirmed to be held on Friday 8 July 2022 as the result of the resignation of Cr Chamonix Terblanche.

The City of Cockburn is holding an election by postal vote on Friday, 8 July 2022 to fill the following vacancy:
 
East Ward
1 Councillor
Term to Expire: 21 October 2023

 

Candidates:

DUNNE, Craig
REEVE-FOWKES, Carol
GREENWOOD, Stephen
WALSH, Robyn
ZHANG, LeChun (Carol)
BARUA, Papori

Election Packages will be sent to all electors on East Ward of the City of Cockburn local government electoral roll.
Replacement Packages can be obtained from the City of Cockburn, 9 Coleville Crescent, SPEARWOOD during business hours prior to election day and from 8am to 6pm on election day if the package is not received or should any papers be missing.

Post your vote early. Completed postal voting packages must reach the Returning Officer by 6pm on election day, Friday, 8 July 2022.

You may hand deliver your package to an electoral officer at the City of Cockburn,  9 Coleville Crescent, SPEARWOOD during business hours before election day or at the polling place in the district between 8am and 6pm on election day.
 

Chief Polling Place:

City of Cockburn, 9 Coleville Crescent, SPEARWOOD
 
The count of votes will commence at 6pm at the City of Cockburn, 9 Coleville Crescent, SPEARWOOD.

ROBERT KENNEDY
ELECTORAL COMMISSIONER
13 63 06
 

Returning Officer

Linda Scott
Returning Officer, City of Cockburn (Extraordinary) 
Western Australia Electrol Commission
Mobile: 0458 812 009
Email: [email protected]


Candidates

East Ward

BARUA, Papori

   
Ballot Paper Name BARUA, Papori
District City of Cockburn
Candidate Name Papori BARUA
Nominating for Councillor for East Ward
Election Type Extraordinary
A people person should hold passionate values!!

Someone who lives, shops using their local facilities like all families do in Cockburn.

I am aware of issues and concerns as a resident and would hold building a safer, connected and inclusive community as my only priority as your voice.

A dedicated volunteer, I work inclusively with the local community groups protecting women and children with domestic violence circumstances.

With a Ph.D. in Biosecurity with public and private sector work experience in research, policy, and training in governance and resources passionately protecting our natural environment.

Realistic planning, policymaking, and sustainable development are where I will continue my contribution as your local voice.

I wholeheartedly would present our values with your support.

Contact Details

 
Mobile 0437 808 295
Email [email protected]
Postal Address 16 Panton Drive SUCCESS 6164
Social Network Address https://www.facebook.com/Dr-Papori-Barua-for-East-Ward-Cockburn-109006181829282
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DUNNE, Craig



 
   
Ballot Paper Name DUNNE, Craig
District City of Cockburn
Candidate Name Craig Brian DUNNE
Nominating for Councillor for East Ward
Election Type Extraordinary
I’m a proud Success local and I’ve called our community home for over 25 years.

I’ve spent my professional life as a lawyer, representing working people in the not-for-profit sector.

Our community deserves sincerity and integrity from its Councillors. Representing Cockburn is a privilege; I wouldn't take it for granted.

Cost of living matters. I’ll fight to keep rates low to make life easier for local families.

Council can play a bigger role in tackling anti-social behaviour. I’ll fight to expand CoSafe,with more CCTV and better street lighting.

I want more events to bring our community together. School holiday activities for kids, programs for seniors, and local community theatre.

I’ll put Cockburn first, working for where we live to ensure it’s the thriving City we deserve.

Contact Details

 
Mobile 0432 899 230
Email [email protected]
Social Network Address https://www.facebook.com/CraigForCockburn/
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GREENWOOD, Stephen

   
Ballot Paper Name GREENWOOD, Stephen
District City of Cockburn
Candidate Name Stephen Martin GREENWOOD
Nominating for Councillor for East Ward
Election Type Extraordinary
Since moving to Cockburn in 1996 the City of Cockburn has undergone huge changes and I have retained an interest in how it has evolved over that time. This knowledge built up over that time makes me the ideal candidate for the East Ward to represent you in assisting the City to continue to evolve.

Many years as a finance professional gives me a good understanding of financial decisions keeping the council running efficiently and sustainably, which leads to low increases in rates - keeping the cost to you as low as possible.

Away from work I am a keen AFL and Cricket follower and also volunteer to many organisations within Cockburn. I have 2 grown up daughters and live in Hammond Park.

I am keen to make myself available to all residents of East Ward and respectfully ask for your vote.

Contact Details

 
Mobile 0403 012 036
Email [email protected]
Postal Address 18 Deanmore Bend HAMMOND PARK 6164
Social Network Address https://www.facebook.com/SteveforCockburn
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REEVE-FOWKES, Carol

   
Ballot Paper Name REEVE-FOWKES, Carol
District City of Cockburn
Candidate Name Carol REEVE-FOWKES
Nominating for Councillor for East Ward
Election Type Extraordinary
Cockburn Councilor 12 years and Deputy Mayor 4 years.

I will be an effective voice immediately, with no extended time needed to learn the role.

Familiar with local issues, I share concerns of Glen Iris Residents with the loss of the Golf Course.

I will work collaboratively with Gateways, ensuring their upgrades improve traffic flow.

Forging forwards with Aubin Grove, Success, Atwell and Hammond Park with New Schools and Sporting/Leisure Facilities.

Implementing Sustainable, Climate Change Initiatives.

Ensuring support for Banjup Bush Fire Prevention and better Mobile Phone coverage.

Supporting Jandakot, Leeming and Treeby to alleviate traffic concerns.

12 years of successfully balanced Council Budgets and experience on 24 Council Committees.

No more wasted time, Your Family is my Priority.

Contact Details

 
Mobile 0435 900 236
Email [email protected]
WALSH, Robyn

 



   
Ballot Paper Name WALSH, Robyn
District City of Cockburn
Candidate Name Robyn WALSH
Nominating for Councillor for East Ward
Election Type Extraordinary
I seek your support to become your passionate and compassion representative for East Ward. I chose to call this home because I love the bushland, parks and access to the coast.

I will support Cockburn into a strong and diverse modern city which celebrates; heritage, multicultural communities, and fosters reconciliation. You deserve local Councillors who will work for good outcomes for everyone; the vulnerable and the strong, the visionaries and the
workers.

I commit to develop socially just and collaborative solutions. I will support groups that seek to protect and manage our natural environment. I will support local businesses and prioritize decisions that deliver high quality commercial and residential developments. I am committed
to Local Government being transparent and accountable.

Contact Details

 
Mobile 0434 214 510
Social Network Address https://www.facebook.com/RobynforEastCockburn opens in a new window
ZHANG, LeChun (Carol)


 
   
Ballot Paper Name ZHANG, LeChun (Carol)
District City of Cockburn
Candidate Name LeChun ZHANG
Nominating for Councillor for East Ward
Election Type Extraordinary
Independent, reliable, hardworking, and honest representation is what I can bring to the table. I am a Registered Nurse for 30 years, and a working mother with a greater understanding of family's needs.

I advocate for crime prevention, road safety, community health and mental wellbeing. In my personal time, I have been volunteering for Connecting Community for Kids, Cooby Cares, Multicultural Futures, and Volunteering WA, etc. I received Community Leadership Award in 2019 and Active Citizenship Award in 2020. I aim to facilitate integration and inclusion in Cockburn, a place I have called home for more than a decade.

I believe in hardworking, showing up and listening to what the people need. A vote for me is a vote for a better community.

Contact Details

 
Mobile 0411 738 554
Email [email protected]
Social Network Address https://www.facebook.com/carolforcockburn opens in a new window

Non-Resident Owners and Occupiers

If you are a non-resident owner or occupier of rateable property in the East Ward of the City of Cockburn and are on the State or Commonwealth Electoral Roll, you are eligible to enrol to vote. If you are not on the State or Commonwealth Electoral Roll and own or occupy rateable property in the East Ward of the City of Cockburn you may be eligible to enrol to vote. This applies if you were on the last electoral roll for the City of Cockburn prior to May 1996 and have owned or occupied rateable property in the district continuously since this time. Please contact your local government for details. Owners of land who were on the last Local Government roll continue to retain that status until they cease to own the rateable property to which the enrolment relates. Occupiers do not have continuous enrolment and should contact the City of Cockburn to confirm their enrolment status. To be eligible to enrol as an occupier, you will need to have a right of continuous occupation under a lease, tenancy agreement or other legal instrument for at least the next three months following the date of the application to enrol.

Joint Owners and Occupiers

If a rateable property is owned or occupied by more than two people, a majority of the owners/occupiers may nominate two persons from amongst themselves who are on either the State or Commonwealth Electoral Roll, to enrol as owner/occupier electors.

Corporations

A body corporate that owns or occupies rateable property may nominate two people who are on either the State or Commonwealth Electoral Roll to enrol as owner/occupier electors.

Enrolment Forms – Non-Resident Owners and Occupiers Only

Enrolment forms can be obtained from local governments and must be lodged with the Chief Executive Officer by 5pm Thursday, 19 May 2022. Further information can be obtained from the City of Cockburn.

Robert Kennedy
Electoral Commissioner
Western Australian Electoral Commission
13 63 06

Election Results - 16 October 2021

For the Local Government Election results, visit Western Australian Electoral Commission opens in a new window.

Local Government Elections

Local government elections are held biennially, on the third Saturday in October. The Mayor and Councillors are each elected to four year terms. Enrolled residents elect the Mayor and three councillors to represent each ward (West, Central and East).

The City of Cockburn elections are conducted by the Western Australian Electoral Commission, which appoints a Returning Officer to oversee the elections, including taking candidate nominations and supervising the count during the election.  

The Returning Officer appointed to conduct the City of Cockburn Local Government election in 2023 will be notified closer to the time.

Election Day

Residents of each respective wards receive voting forms in the post prior to the election day. Voting can be done by post prior to election day, or in person between 8am and 6pm at the City's Administration building at 9 Coleville Crescent, Spearwood on election day. Voting is voluntary for local government elections.

Who can nominate to run for council in a local government election?

Anyone aged 18 years or older, and who is on the Western Australian Electoral Commission's Electoral Roll, which is currently being prepared, can nominate for Council. You should be automatically enrolled for your residential address. Contact the City's Rates Department on 08 9411 3444 to check your eligibility.

You cannot run for Council if you are:

  • A member of parliament or a member on another Council
  • Financially insolvent
  • Currently serving a prison sentence
  • Convicted of a serious local government offence in the previous five years
  • Convicted of an offence for which the indictable penalty was imprisonment of more than five years
  • Found personally liable for misapplying local government funds or property in the previous five years.

A person can nominate for the position of Mayor and/or as a councillor for any ward of the three wards in the district, subject to satisfying the eligibility requirements.

Voting

Anyone aged 18 years or older, and who is on the Western Australian Electoral Commission's Electoral Roll may vote. You should be automatically enrolled for your residential address, but if you own more than one property in the district, you may be entitled to vote in more than one ward election. Contact the City's Rates Department on 08 9411 3444 to check your eligibility.

Mandatory training for candidates

It is mandatory for prospective candidates to undertake a training course prior to nomination.

For further information please visit the Department of Local Government, Sport and Cultural Industries opens in a new window website.

How to become a Councillor?

You can nominate to stand as a candidate in the local government elections, by contacting the Returning Officer. If accepted, you are then able to commence your campaign for election. 

Western Australian Local Government Association (WALGA) Webinar for Prospective Candidates

Details of the Candidate Information Briefing will be provided closer to the time.

Wards and boundaries

Please go to Our People and Suburbs opens in a new window for more information on Cockburn wards and boundaries.

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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.