Local Representatives

1. Elected Council

The elections held Saturday 4 December 2021 saw 11 Councillors elected. They are listed below in order of election.

At the meeting held on 12 January 2022, Cr Kenrick Winchester was elected as Mayor for a two-year term. Cr Esma Livermore was re-elected as Deputy Mayor on 28 September 2022 until September 2023.

Cr Ternouth resignation was accepted at the 21 December meeting. The NSW electoral commission will conduct a countback to fill this vacancy.

 Councillor  Email address
 Contact number
 Katrina Willis
 Cr.Katrina.Willis@qprc.nsw.gov.au
 0407 728 832
 Kenrick Winchester (Mayor)
 Cr.Kenrick.Winchester@qprc.nsw.gov.au  02 6285 6299
 Louise Burton
 Cr.Louise.Burton@qprc.nsw.gov.au  0407 753 620
 Bryce Wilson
 Cr.Bryce.Wilson@qprc.nsw.gov.au  0407 789 167
 Esma Livermore (Deputy Mayor)
 Cr.Esma.Livermore@qprc.nsw.gov.au  0407 737 195
 Mareeta Grundy
 Cr.Mareeta.Grundy@qprc.nsw.gov.au  0407 754 832
 Steve Taskovski
 Cr.Steve.Taskovski@qprc.nsw.gov.au  0407 799 574
 Edwina Webster
 Cr.Edwina.Webster@qprc.nsw.gov.au  0407 852 039
 Michele Biscotti
 Cr.Michele.Biscotti@qprc.nsw.gov.au
 0407 761 069
 John Preston
 Cr.John.Preston@qprc.nsw.gov.au
 0407 741 402
QPRC Councillors elected December 2021

Back row from left to right - Michele Biscotti, Louise Burton, Edwina Webster, John Preston, Jacqueline Ternouth (resigned effective 21 December 2022),Kenrick Winchester (Mayor)

Front row from left to right - Steve Taskovski, Mareeta Grundy,  Katrina Willis, Esma Livermore (Deputy Mayor), Bryce Wilson

2. What is the role of Council?

The Mayor

  • Presides at meetings of the Council
  • Carries out civic and ceremonial functions
  • In cases of necessity exercises policy making functions of the Council between meetings.
  • Performs other functions as the Council determines.

Policy Formulation

  • The Local Government Act 1993 gave legislative effect to the traditional view of Local Government Administrators that the role of the Mayor and Councillors is to formulate policies for a Council’s operations, to determine the budgetary priorities and to review performance to ensure that the objectives are achieved. The Act specifically provides that it is the Councillors who direct and control the affairs of the Council in accordance with the Act.

Councillors

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 the Local Government Act
  • 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 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
  • To direct and control the affairs of the Council in accordance with the Local Government Act.