Councillors

The Shire of Waroona is served by the President, and Deputy President, along with six other Elected Councillors who represent the interests of the whole Shire (there now being no designated Wards). The Councillors represent a diverse range of interests and provide a resource of community and business knowledge. Correspondence to individual Councillors should be addressed with their name and sent to PO Box 20, Waroona, WA, 6215.

Councillors

Cr Mike Walmsley (Shire President)

Current Term
2017 - 2021

I have been fortunate enough to have lived in Waroona since my birth. Having been born to farming parents that were strong community servers,I was educated here and have been involved in agriculture, transport and have ownership of a retail business in town. I have been lucky enough to have been supported in my endeavours by a very caring wife and four great kids. I have always enjoyed giving to a community that has a great heart and some special people that helped mentor me into believing giving back to your home is the right thing to do. Our shire is well situated in our state as a place to live and work and enjoy raising a family. I hope that I can help bring all the good aspects of the Waroona shire into a sustainable, well planned and progressive home and business area for our residents.

 

Cr Larry Scott (Deputy Shire President)

Current Term
2017 - 2021

Larry has been a resident and successful business proprietor of the Waroona Pharmacy over 30 years, and also a property developer responsible for the local Robinson Estate.

Larry over the years has been involved in many sporting and community groups and believes they all have their role in providing social and economic benefit to the community and thereby increase the attractiveness of the area to potential residents.

Originally elected in 2007 Larry is keen to represent business, community groups and the community in general.

Larry Scott

Cr Noel Dew 

Current Term
2017-2021

Noel was originally elected to represent the Coastal Ward on the Waroona Shire Council in 1999. Noel has previously served as Shire President in 2005 - 2009 and 2011-2013. Noel has been a resident of Preston Beach for many years with his wife Irene.

Noel is extremely passionate about protecting the environment especially the beautiful but fragile coastline we have in the Shire of Waroona. Noel is always prepared to listen to and discuss ratepayers concerns and act in the best interests of the people of the Shire of Waroona. He has a positive attitude towards the future and works hard at obtaining the best result for all concerned.

Noel Drew

Cr Naomi Purcell

Current Term
2017 - 2021

I love living here in Waroona and have done so, with my husband and two children, for the past 12 years.  I am a Registered Nurse working at the Harvey Medical Group both here in Waroona and in Harvey. I have always been involved in our community and I am currently on the Waroona Junior Football Club Committee and President of the Waroona Amateur Swimming Club. I have also been a part of the All Australian Car Day event held here in Waroona annually. 

I have a passion for community and want to actively contribute to it so that Waroona can continue to grow stronger as a place for people to live, work and visit.  My focus is to engage with the community and be approachable, to support tourism and local business. I also want to work towards purposeful and positive activities and facilities for our youth. 

Cr John Salerian

Current Term
2015 - 2019

John has lived all his life in Waroona and he and his wife Val reside on a farming property in Waroona and John has been and still is involved in many aspects of the community.  

John was originally elected to Council in 2007 and has promised to work towards all ratepayers and residents having equal opportunities.

John Salerian

Cr Craig Wright

Current Term
2015 - 2019

Craig is a long-time resident of the Shire with his family moving to the shire in the early 70s. Craig was educated at the Waroona Junior High School.

Craig is actively involved with all types of sporting and social activities in and around the town and he feels he can offer a strong and effective voice for working families in the Electorate.

Craig was originally elected to Council in 2007 and is currently employed by Alcoa at the Willowdale Mine.

Craig Wright

Cr John Mason

Current Term 
2015 - 2019

John has been part of the Waroona Community for over 30 years.

John has been involved with the Waroona Cricket and Football clubs at both junior and senior levels.

John was originally elected in 2011 and was involved as a committee member on the swimming pool committee and assisted with many local organisations.

John Mason

Cr Laurie Snell

Current Term 
2015 - 2019

Born and raised in the USA and migrated to Australia in 1964. Married local farmer John Snell in 1965 and have three children and nine grandchildren. I have a BSc degree in Agriculture. Past experience includes agricultural journalism, and later editing of technical publications for Agriculture WA. I am author of local Waroona history book 'Drakesbrook Days and Waroona Years'. Current member of Waroona Poultry Club (president), Harvey Poultry Club, Waroona Agriculture Society, Friends of Ramsar Action Group for the Yalgorup Lakes Environment (minutes secretary), community representative on the Lesueur Community Committee, associate member Mandurah Offshore Fishing and Sailing Club, and am active in the MOFS based First Mates Club. I served on Waroona Shire Council for one four year term (2007-2011) and am keen to see local issues resolved in a fair manner.

 

 

 Cr Laurie Snell

GIFT AND TRAVEL REGISTER

Changes to the disclosure requirements around gifts and travel contributions valued over $200 (or sum of gifts from any one person during a year) came into effect on March 4, 2016.

Councillors and designated employees are now required to disclose, in writing, to the CEO within 10 days.  A designated employee is the CEO, an employee with delegation of authority, an employee who is a member of a committee comprising councillors and employees and any employee nominated by the local government.  This replaces the previous process of disclosing these annually in a return.

The CEO is required to keep a register of these disclosures and publish the register on the Shire's website.  The Gifts and Contributions to Travel Register can be found here.