Shire of Ashburton Council

The Ashburton Shire Council consists of nine Councillors representing six wards. These comprise of two pastoral wards (Ashburton and Tableland) and four townsite wards (Onslow, Pannawonica, Paraburdoo and Tom Price). Councillors seek to understand local aspirations and concerns and lead the Shire to ensure the effective delivery of strategic plans.

Each Councillor is elected to serve a four-year term and there are no restrictions on the number of terms Councillors may serve. The Councillors elect the President and Deputy Shire President every two years in October.

Cr Kerry White
Cr Kerry White
Shire President
Onslow Ward
Ph: 0419 832 299
Term: 2015 – 2019
Cr Linton Rumble Cr Doughlas Dias
Cr Linton Rumble, JP, Deputy Shire President
Paraburdoo Ward
Ph: 0438 896 651
Term: 2015 – 2019
Cr Doughlas (Ivan) Dias
JP, Paraburdoo Ward
Ph: 0438 982 910
Term: 2017 – 2021
Cr Peter Foster Cr Matthew Lynch
Cr Peter Foster
JP, Tom Price Ward
Term: 2015 – 2019
Cr Matthew Lynch
Tom Price Ward
Ph: 0400 448 535
Term: 2017 – 2021
Cr Douglas Diver Cr Melanie Gallanagh
Cr Douglas (Doug) Diver
Tom Price Ward
Ph: 0407 373 936
Term: 2017 – 2021
Cr Melanie Gallanagh
Pannawonica Ward
Ph: 0404 435 440
Term: 2017 – 2021
Cr Lorraine Thomas Cr Dellar
Cr Lorraine Thomas
Tableland Ward
Ph: 9189 7096
Term: 2015 – 2019
Cr Glen Dellar
Ashburton Ward
Ph: 9943 0585
Term: 2015 – 2019

Council Meetings

Council meets every month in either Onslow, Paraburdoo, Pannawonica or Tom Price. The general public are welcome to attend these meetings.

A public question time is held at the start of the meeting for the general public to raise concerns to Council. This provides an opportunity for Councillors and staff to gain a greater understanding of the issues affecting the community. To submit a public question, forms can be obtained from the Shire or downloaded via the website.

For more information about upcoming Council Meetings, dates and locations, or how to submit a public question visit the website: