The Council of the Town of Victoria Park has eight Councillors. Four elected for each ward Banksia and Jarrah. This remains unchanged from previous elections following a review of the wards and representation in 2018.

The terms of Councillors are for four years, however these terms are staggered so that half of the Councillors are elected every two years. An extraordinary election will be held in the Banksia Ward to elect one (1) Councillor for a term concluding on 16 October 2021.


What does a Councillor do?

The Local Government Act sets out the following as the role of a Councillor:

A Councillor — 

  1. represents the interests of electors, ratepayers and residents of the district; and 
  2. provides leadership and guidance to the community in the district; and 
  3. facilitates communication between the community and the Council; and 
  4. participates in the local government’s decision-making processes at Council and committee meetings; and 
  5. performs such other functions as are given to a Councillor by this Act or any other written law.

Councillors attend and vote at Council meetings, provide input in Council forums and attend community events.

What does a Councillor get paid?

The current remuneration of a Councillor is:

Annual fee: $23,000

ICT Allowance: $3,500

Total: $26,500

The Councillor who is elected by the Councillors to be the Deputy Mayor receives an additional annual allowance of $15,682 for a total remuneration of $42,251.

Who are the candidates for 2020 Banksia Ward extraordinary election?

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Compassionate, strong and dedicated: a local that will listen, reflect and act.

I’m a long-time resident having grown up in the area and active within the community, having advocated for a new community centre in the Lathlain Precinct as well as presented private motions at the Annual Meeting of Electors for live-streaming council meetings and an Urban Forest Strategy.

More action is needed on safety, security, equitable parking, traffic management and more green recreational spaces.

Our Town has been growing for many years, but compared to other councils we lack improved infrastructure in certain areas. We deserve a new public library and cultural and economic centre, and a council who understands its role as a service provider while being financially responsible to residents and ratepayers.

At this council extraordinary election, all I ask is that you consider voting for a local like yourself that truly cares about our community.

Mobile: 0406 825 806
Social Network Address:

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With my wife and two children, I've called Victoria Park home for 11 years. We love the diversity, wonderful local community, green leafy streets, and parks.

With a Bachelor of Laws from Curtin University and almost 25 years of experience in legal and paralegal services, I am active in delivering a quality paralegal service working at a local engineering company. A significant portion of my professional life is dedicated to voluntary paralegal service for those, who cannot afford legal fees.

My experience in commercial structures (abroad / WA) enables me perfectly understand the needs and problems of small businesses, while my foreign experience allows me to be useful for people with a different cultural and linguistic background.

I want to contribute to the development and wellbeing of our community, influence the decisions that Council makes for the benefit of everyone and make sure our community’s perspectives are heard and considered.

Home:  6161 5485

Mobile:  0435 316 310

Postal Address:  52A Kent Street EAST VICTORIA PARK 6101


Social Network Address:

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My priority is that the Council must operate successfully, delivering long-term benefits to our community. I will work to ensure our Town is financial sound, and socially and environmentally responsible. I am hardworking and passionate about our community and am privileged to be part of it.

I have bachelor degrees in both Business and Electrical Engineering from Curtin University. I am also a graduate of the Australian Institute of Company Directors. I have been employed by the Water Corporation for 19 years; as a manager for the last 10 years. This provides me with skills and expertise in leadership, good governance together with transparent communication. In 2018 I was appointed to the Council’s Finance and Audit Committee as an independent external member and advisor.

My wife and I are grateful to be foster carers. We understand the importance and value of strong diverse communities like ours.


Social Network Address:

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My experience is in Social Welfare and as a hobby football administration for 22 years some at a high level. History I have a degree in Indigenous Sector management and a trained Sexual Assault and Domestic Violence Counsellor. Working with Governance, Policies and Procedures. I formed the Yamatji Family Violence Legal Service in 1999 and was coordinator for a number of years gaining 4 million in funding in that time. We moved back to Perth 2008. Director of the Great Northern Football Club for 7 years and served as President for 3. First Female president of a League in Australia. Served on the Western Australian Football League Executive for 11 years and Junior Vice for 5 years and the first women to gain Life Membership. My aim if elected to Council is look to encourage more safety programmes.

Home:  9362 5004


Where are the ward boundaries?

The wards are split by Shepperton Road, with Jarrah Ward to the west and Banksia Ward to the east.

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