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Councillors and wards

Mount Alexander Shire Council is made up of seven Councillors, elected by voters who are registered on the electoral role in five wards. The role of Councillors is one of advocacy and leadership rather than management and administration.


Councillors following the election of the Mayor 17 October 2017

Councillors elected at the 22 October 2016 election were sworn in at the Special Meeting of Council held on 8 November 2016. Councillors took the oath of office and made a declaration before the CEO to abide by the Councillors Code of Conduct at the Special Meeting.

Councillor Machin was elected as Mayor at the Ordinary Meeting of Council on 17 October 2017, for a two year term ending in November 2018.

Calder Ward

Councillor Cordy

Councillor Tony Cordy

Mobile: 0466 004 629

Buda Historic Home and Garden
Sutton Grange Hall

Castlemaine Ward

Councillor Machin

Councillor Bronwen Machin, Mayor

Mobile: 0407 345 744

Campbells Creek Community Centre
Friends of Lolotoe Friendship Group
Goldfields Regional Library Corporation
Indigenous Roundtable
Loddon Mallee Regional Waste Management Forum
Mount Alexander Shire Audit & Risk Advisory Committee
Mount Alexander: A Healthy Shire: Community Advisory Committee
Victorian Local Governance Association

Castlemaine Ward


Councillor Taylor resigned from Council on 13 February 2018.

In the interim committees which were represented by Councillor Taylor should contact their Council Key contact Officer for any assistance.

Castlemaine Ward

Dave Petrusma

Councillor Dave Petrusma

Mobile: 0408 017 655


Councillors will be appointed as the representative for committees at the Ordinary Meeting of Council 19 December 2017.

Calder Highway Improvement Committee
Campbells Creek Recreation Reserve
Castlemaine War Memorial Stadium
Wattle Flat Reserve
Wesley Hill Facility

Coliban Ward

Councillor Henderson

Councillor Christine Henderson

Mobile: 0466 004 628

Barfold Hall
Elphinstone Community Facilities
Metcalfe Hall
Municipal Association of Victoria
Municipal Fire Management Planning Committee
Taradale Hall
Taradale Recreation Reserve

Loddon River Ward

Councillor Nieman

Councillor John Nieman

Mobile: 0437 108 458

Goulburn Murray Water - Cairn Curran Land & On Water Management Plan Implementation Group
Guildford Hall
Guildford Recreation Reserve
John Powell Reserve
Muckleford Community Centre
Newstead Community Centre
Northern Victorian Integrated Municipal Emergency Management Committee

Tarrengower Ward

Extraordinary Vacancy

Councillor Telford resigned from Council on 6 October 2017. A by-election will be conducted by the VEC to fill the extraordinary vacancy, It is expected that the by-election will be held in early 2018.

In the interim committees which were represented by Councillor Telford should contact their Council Key contact Officer for any assistance.

Councillor or
Baringhup Community Association
Bill Woodfull Recreation Reserve
Maldon Community Centre

Councillor Code of Conduct

The Councillor Code of Conduct provides guidance on Councillor conduct including: principles for good governance, behaviours, Council decision-making, confidential information, access to and use of information, use of Council resources, relationships with staff, gifts, communication, conflict of interests and dispute resolution. It was adopted by Council on 21 February 2017. Read the Councillor Code of Conduct.

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