Your Mayor and Councillors

The City of South Perth covers an area of around 19.9km² divided into four wards. Each ward is represented by two councillors and presided over by a popularly elected mayor. 

Councillors are elected for four-year terms with council elections held every two years on the third Saturday in October, for half of the council members.

Ward Boundary Review

The City is undertaking a review of its ward representation to comply with the requirements of the Local Government Act 1995.

Ward boundaries and the number of councillors for each ward have been reviewed against five factors:

  • Community of interest
  • Physical and topographic features
  • Demographic trends
  • Economic factors
  • Ratio of councillors to electors in the two wards.
A Discussion Paper outlines the current situation and the proposed alternative ward structure.

Interested persons are invited to make a written submission about any aspect of ward boundaries and representation. Visit yoursay.southperth.wa.gov.au to find out more and to submit your feedback. Feedback closes 4pm, Thursday 8 November 2018.

Conversations with the Mayor

On the second Friday of each month, Mayor Sue Doherty meets with residents outside the South Perth Library to hear what they have to say about a range of topics.

Conversations with the Mayor is another way to get to know your Mayor and ask questions about what the Council does and discuss matters affecting you and our local community.

Second Friday of the month, 10am-12pm. Outside South Perth Library, Cnr Sandgate St and South Tce, South Perth.

The next events will be held at South Perth Library on 9 November and 14 December.

Third Friday of the month, 11am-12pm. Outside Manning Library, 2 Conochie Crescent, Manning.

The next events will be held at Manning Library on 26 October and 16 November.

*The Mayor will also host an evening event at South Perth Library on 7 November from 5.30-6.30pm.

 

City of South Perth Mayor

Sue Doherty

Term of office ends: 2019

Sue Doherty

Elected in 2011, Mayor Doherty is a long-time resident of South Perth. She brings both public and private sector, and managerial, experience in education and social services to Council. She understands the importance of proactively responding to concerns of residents. 

Mayor Doherty is committed to maintaining and enhancing South Perth’s natural and built environment. She continues to work towards achieving greater transparency in Council practices, and is a strong supporter of gender equity and diversity on Council.

Como ward

Glenn Cridland

Term of office ends: 2021

Glenn Cridland

Elected in 2009, Cr Cridland has lived in the City of South Perth since 1999.

A barrister practising primarily in coronial matters and environmental, administrative and criminal law, Cr Cridland is passionate about our beautiful natural environment and values the role of local schools, sporting clubs and community groups in making South Perth a wonderful place to live.

Tracie McDougall

Term of office ends: 2019

Tracie McDougall

Elected in 2017, Cr McDougall is an experienced Board Chair, Engineer and Project Manager with over 20 years experience working in the fast-paced oil & gas business environment. She has a proven ability to provide strategic direction and leadership as well as dive into the details and get things done through creating a culture of accountability, openness and honesty.  

Cr McDougall believes that people and positive relationships are the key to building thriving communities with sustainable outcomes. She enjoys developing and implementing solutions that help communities to exceed their potential.

Manning ward

Blake D'Souza

Term of office ends: 2021

Blake D'Souza

Elected in 2017, Cr D’Souza, aged 21, is the youngest elected member in the City’s history. 

A Waterford resident, he graduated from Trinity College and was offered a scholarship to Curtin University, where he presently studies engineering and also volunteers as a Curtin Student Ambassador. His selection for the National Student Leadership Forum in Canberra and graduation from the John Curtin Leadership Academy motivated him to stand for Council and make a difference in his community.

As an energetic local advocate, Cr D’Souza hopes to bring a fresh and youthful perspective to the Council and foster a sense of consultation and inclusivity amongst all residents in the City. 

Colin Cala

Term of office ends: 2019

Colin Cala

A Karawara resident for 21 years, Cr Cala has been committed to serving South Perth since 1995.

An architect by profession, Cr Cala uses his professional background to contribute to good urban renewal within our City, while maintaining its unique qualities.

Passionate about transparent and accountable government, Cr Cala encourages community consultation and an inclusive approach to community projects, such as the Visioning project, Canning Bridge Precinct Study and Manning Hub Development.

Moresby ward

Greg Milner

Term of office ends: 2021

Greg Milner
Elected in 2017, Cr Milner has been proud to call the City of South Perth home since 2005. Cr Milner is committed to helping provide strong financial management for the residents and ratepayers of the City.

Married with two young children, Cr Milner holds a Bachelor of Laws (with Distinction) and a Bachelor of Commerce from UWA. He practised as a commercial and property solicitor for over thirteen years before undertaking and completing the Emerging Leaders in Governance program in 2017. Cr Milner has a special interest in aged care issues and has worked with a number of aged care organisations, both professionally and as a volunteer. 

Cr Milner is also an occasional contributing writer for various publications. His work has appeared in The West Australian, REIWA News, the UWA Law Review and Lexisnexis' Practical Guidance service.

Travis Burrows

Term of office ends: 2019

Travis Burrows

Cr Burrows was re-elected to council in October 2015 after previously serving from 2007 – 2011. 

Cr Burrows has over 25 years’ experience in the Australian and Asia Pacific Region including 15 years’ experience in senior leadership positions. Councillor Burrows has had broad exposure to the mining, oil and gas, construction and manufacturing industries. 

A long term resident of South Perth, Cr Burrows understands the importance of strong and strategic leadership, decision-making that is inclusive, a council that listens and acts on behalf of residents with sound planning for the future.

Mill Point ward

Cheryle Irons

Term of office ends: 2021

Cheryle Irons
As a resident of South Perth, Cr Irons embraces the beauty, lifestyle and charm of the city and is enthusiastic about working with the community to preserve its lifestyle and character.

A highly energetic and motivated advocate for local issues, Cr Irons' life experiences, which include building a number of successful business enterprises, equip her with a valuable skill set and work ethic which she will utilise in her role as a councillor.

Ken Manolas

Term of office ends: 2019

Ken Manolas
Cr Manolas is passionate about representing the community. He is married with two children and has lived in South Perth for 40 years. He has run a successful pharmacy business for 35yrs and has previous Local Government experience, enabling him to effectively represent the community.

His goal is to retain parkland, look for innovative ways to extend the sense of community, while preserving the natural beauty and river for the benefit of the people.