Shire of West Arthur

Council Elections

Council Elections

Councillors represent the interests of the ratepayers and residents of the district and provide leadership and guidance to the community. They facilitate communication between the community and Shire, and participate in the Shire’s decision making process.

Local government ordinary elections are held on the third Saturday in October every two years.

In 2019, at the close of Council nominations, the following candidates were elected unopposed:

  • Adam Squires
  • Graeme Peirce
  • Neil Morrell

Councillors Ray Harrington, Michael Meredith and Alan Blencowe decided not to renominate.

The next election will be held in October 2021. There will be four vacancies.

Community members interested in knowing more about the role of an elected member are welcome to attend a Council meeting.  

Electoral Gift Register

The Shire maintains an electoral gifts register that details certain information of electoral gift declarations made by candidates and donors during local government elections.

Following each election, any declarations made by unsuccessful candidates are removed from the register. Any declarations made by candidates that are successful in being elected to Office, are maintained in the register for the term relating to that election.

The Shire's register is detailed below.

Electoral Gift Register

Administration Employment Opportunity April 28, 2021

12 to 18 Month Traineeship or Temporary Administration Officer

Employment Opportunities April 1, 2021

The Shire of West Arthur is seeking applications for the positions of Manager of Works and Services ...

High School Bus Services Survey March 31, 2021

The Shire is seeking feedback from parents regarding future needs of the Darkan-Collie Senior High...

Development Application March 9, 2021

Development application received for proposed nature-based camping park with camp kitchen,...