Your Councillors

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 27 September 2023, Cr Kenrick Winchester was re-elected as Mayor and Cr Esma Livermore as Deputy Mayor until the Local Government Elections in September 2024.

Cr Ternouth's resignation was accepted at the 21 December meeting. The NSW electoral commission has conducted a countback to fill this vacancy which was filled by Cr Ross MacDonald.

Cr Webster's resignation was accepted at the 11 October meeting. As it is within 11 months of the next election Council is not able to use countback provisions to fill the vacancy. Council will apply to the Minister for Local Government to not fill the vacancy and operate with 10 councillors until the election in September 2024.

Councillor Email address Contact number
 Katrina Willis
 0407 728 832
 Kenrick Winchester (Mayor)  02 6285 6299
 Louise Burton  0407 753 620
 Bryce Wilson  0407 789 167
 Esma Livermore (Deputy Mayor)  0407 737 195
 Mareeta Grundy  0407 754 832
 Steve Taskovski  0407 799 574
 Michele Biscotti
 0407 761 069
 John Preston
 0407 741 402
 Ross Macdonald  0438 847 636
Elected Council QPRC March 2023


Back row from left to right - Michele Biscotti, Louise Burton, John Preston, Ross MacDonald, Katrina Willis

Front row from left to right - Bryce Wilson, Steve Taskovski, Esma Livermore (Deputy Mayor), Mareeta Grundy, Edwina Webster, Kenrick Winchester (Mayor)

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.


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.