Council council

Councillors

Current Councillors
Councillor WardTerm
Cr Dale Metcalf (Shire President) Town 2017
Vacant  North 2019
Cr Tracy Jones North 2017
Cr Robert Trepp South 2019
Cr Adam Metcalf Town 2019
Cr Brenton Walsh Town 2019
Cr Darrel Hudson Town 2017

Ward Review

In December 2016 Council resolved to recommend to the Minister that the Ward system for the Shire of Dowerin be dissolved  This recommendation was supported by the Minister for Local Government and will come into effect from October 2017. 

Role of a Councillor

The role of a Councillor is, as a member of the governing body of the Council:

  • to direct and control the affairs of the Council in accordance with this the Local Government Act 1993
  • to participate in the optimum allocation of the Council's resources for the benefit of the area
  • to play a key role in the creation and review of the Council's policies and objectives and criteria relating to the exercise of the Council's regulatory functions
  • to review the performance of the Council and its delivery of services, and the management plans and revenue policies of the Council.

The Role of a Councillor is, as an Elected Person:

  • to represent the interests of the residents and ratepayers
  • to provide leadership and guidance to the community
  • to facilitate communication between the community and the Council.