Gingin Shire Council

1961 - Current

Western Australia is divided into 141 local government areas (including Christmas Island and the Cocos (Keeling) Islands).  Their mandate and operations are governed by the Local Government Act 1995. [1]

There are three classifications of local government in Western Australia:

City (predominantly urban, some larger regional centres)

Town (predominantly inner urban and three medium sized rural centres)

Shire (predominantly rural or outer suburban areas)

 



Historically, two types of local government existed - municipalities, which represented towns or condensed urban areas, and road boards, which represented all other regions.  The Perth Road Board, for instance, was the precursor to the City of Stirling.  Only a few cities - Perth, Fremantle, Subiaco, South Perth and Nedlands - existed prior to 1961.  On 1 July 1961, all road boards became shires, and all municipalities became towns.

COUNCILLORS

     
FEWSTER NT 1961 - 1978 ALDERSON AR 1997 -
de BURGH WJ 1961 - 1978 BRAUND J 1997 - 2001
ROE FLW 1961 - 1962 EATON E 1997 - 2007
JONES RH 1961 - 1962 FULLERTON WS 2001 - 2007
PRINCE CH 1961 - 1973 GIFFORD GA 2001 - 2011
PAYNE R 1961 - 1965 KESTEL RW 2001 - 2005
HILL HR 1961 - 1964 MANSON BN 2001 - 2007
HARRIS EJ 1962 - 1974 ASPINALL M 2003 -
AMMON C 1962 - 1965 BEALE RA 2005 -
MANN JG 1964 - 1967 ROE DW 2005 -
WOOD JB 1964 - 1973 BRADY DC 2007 - 2009
HARPER JP 1965 - 1980 HOUGH FC 2007 - 2011
PARSONS KG 1967 - 1978 MALEY AW 2007 - 2011
ROBERTSON JP 1968 - 1974 AMMON VJ 2009 -
ROE BW 1968 - 1994 COLLARD IB 2009 -
FEWSTER CH 1973 - 1979 RULE GF 2009 -
DILWORTH CFJ 1973 - 1975 COURT J 2011 -
DREW GF 1974 - 1995 JAMES RS 2011 -
MILES MR 1974 - 1980 KESTEL RW 2011 -
FARLEIGH Mrs J 1975 - 1979    
SMITH RJ 1978 - 1984    
RULE IM 1978 - 1993

SHIRE PRESIDENT

 
COLLARD IB 1978 - 1984    
HOUSTON HG 1979 - 1985 PRINCE CH 1961 - 1962
HALL DG 1979 - 1982 FEWSTER NT 1962 - 1978
SINCLAIR ND 1980 - 1986 ROE BW 1978 - 1985
McCARTHY BJ 1980 - 1986 DREW GF 1985 - 1995
WOOD JB 1981 - 1984 MOLLER ME 1995 - 1999
MARTIN AE 1982 - 1994 MORTON GE 1999 - 2005
BRODIE-HALL RM 1984 - 1993 GIFFORD GA 2005 - 2007
McWHIRTER WG 1984 - 1990 FEWSTER CW 2007 - 2009
RATHBONE RM 1984 - 1990 GIFFORD GA 2009 - 2011
HUNT RS 1985 - 1992 ASPINALL M 2011 -
MOLLER ME 1986 - 2001    
WHITTINGTON KS 1986 - 1992    
ANDERSON BK 1990 - 1993

SHIRE CLERK

 
DONALDSON-STIFF DJ 1990 - 1997    
KENNEDY JG 1992 - 2001 WALLACE NHV 1961 - 1993
FINDLAY CW 1992 - 1995 HORTIN AW 1993 - 1996
GRANT S 1993 - 2001    
FEWSTER CW 1993 - 2009

CHIEF EXECUTIVE OFFICER

 
JARVIS AJ 1993 - 2009    
BORWICK MJ 1994 - 2003 HORTIN AW 1996 - 1997
ROBERTS DJ 1994 - 1997 FRASER SD 1997 - 2010
ENRIGHT PJ 1995 - 1997 BURT DT 2010 - 2012
MORTON GE 1995 - 2005 EDWARDS JL 2012 -