Councillors

Your Councillors

Listed below are the contact details for each individual Councillor. Councillors can be contacted by either phone or email.

The Council is a body of nine members who are elected to carry out duties under the provisions of the Local Government Act and Regulations.

The Mayor and Deputy Mayor are elected for a two year period by the members of the Council. The Mayor, as well as being Chairman of Meetings, represents Council when it is not in session.

The elected body is supported by a team of Council staff who are responsible for bringing the policies and changes into effect.

 

Councillor Ruth McRae (Mayor)

Ward: Jerilderie

Phone: 0428 861 767

Email: ruthm@murrumbidgee.nsw.gov.au

Councillor McRae was elected to the former Jerilderie Shire Council in 2004 and was elected Mayor of Jerilderie Shire Council in September 2014. She held the position of Deputy Mayor from September 2007 until September 2014. Councillor McRae was the Local Representation Committee (LRC) Chair following the merger of Jerilderie Shire and Murrumbidgee Shire Councils in May 2016 through until August 2017.

She was elected Mayor of Murrumbidgee Council in September 2017.

Committee Membership: General Manager’s Review Committee, Darlington Point Caravan Park Committee, Local Emergency Management Committee,  Jerilderie Australia Day Committee, Central Coree Sports Complex Management Committee, Jerilderie Tidy Towns Committee, Monash Park Users, CICL/Coleambally Environmental and Reference Committee (CERC), Kidman Way Promotional Committee, Newell Highway Promotional Committee, Murray Darling Association, Riverina Regional Tourism Inc., Roads and Maritime Services Consultative Committee, RAMROC.

 

Councillor Robert Black (Deputy Mayor)

Ward: Murrumbidgee East

Phone: 0428 696 102

Email: robertb@murrumbidgee.nsw.gov.au

Councillor Robert Black was elected to the former Murrumbidgee Shire Council in September 2012 and was elected Deputy Mayor.

Cr Black was elected to Murrumbidgee Council as Deputy Mayor in September 2017.    

Committee Membership: General Manager’s Review Committee, Traffic Committee, Local Emergency Management Committee, Coleambally Sports Precinct Advisory Committee,  Darlington Point Master Landuse Plan Advisory Committee, MIA Zone Bushfire Management Committee, RAMROC.

Councillor Faith Bryce

Ward: Jerilderie

Phone: 0438 108 803

Email: faithb@murrumbidgee.nsw.gov.au

Councillor Bryce was elected to the former Jerilderie Shire Council in 2012.

Cr Bryce was elected to Murrumbidgee Council in September 2017.

Committee Membership: Jerilderie Australia Day Committee, Alf Hanna Legacy Units, Balmeringa Management Committee, Jerilderie Tidy Towns Committee, Mid Murray Zone Bushfire Management Committee, Western Riverina Arts.

Councillor Christine Chirgwin

Ward: Murrumbidgee East

Phone: 0467 544 724

Email: christinec@murrumbidgee.nsw.gov.au

Councillor Chirgwin was elected to the former Murrumbidgee Shire Council in 2008.

Cr Chirgwin was elected to Murrumbidgee Council in September 2017. 

Committee Membership: Coleambally Australia Day Committee, Coleambally Townlife Committee, Yamma Recreation Reserve Management Committee, Coleambally Sports Precinct Advisory Committee, Kidman Way Promotional Committee, MIA Zone Bushfire Management Committee, MIA Zone Rural Fire Service Liaison Committee.

Councillor Robert Curphey

Ward: Murrumbidgee

Phone: 0448 629 502

Email: robertc@murrumbidgee.nsw.gov.au

Councillor Curphey was elected to the former Murrumbidgee Shire Council in 2008.

Cr Curphey was elected to Murrumbidgee Council in September 2017. 

Committee Membership: Darlington Point Floodplain Risk Management Committee (formerly DP Levee Committee), Heritage Darlington Point, Boat Ramp Darlington Point-Advisory Committee, Darlington Point Master Landuse Plan Advisory Committee.

Councillor Austin Evans

Ward: Murrumbidgee East

Phone: 0427 277 906

Email: austine@murrumbidgee.nsw.gov.au

Councillor Evans was elected to the former Murrumbidgee Shire Council in 2012 and was elected Deputy Mayor in 2013 and Mayor in 2014.

Cr Evans was the Administrator of Murrumbidgee Council following the amalgamation of  Jerilderie Shire and Murrumbidgee Shire Councils.

Cr Evans was elected to Murrumbidgee Council in September 2017.

Committee Membership: Roads and Maritime Services Consultative Committee.

Councillor Gavin Gilbert

Ward: Murrumbidgee

Phone: 0439 255 448

Email: gaving@murrumbidgee.nsw.gov.au

Councillor Gilbert was elected to the former Murrumbidgee Shire Council in 2012.

Cr Gilbert was elected to Murrumbidgee Council in September 2017.

Committee Membership: Darlington Point Floodplain Risk Management Committee (formerly DP Levee Committee), Boat Ramp Darlington Point-Advisory Committee, Darlington Point Master Landuse Plan Advisory Committee.

Councillor Gaila Smith

Ward: Jerilderie

Phone: 0428 861 513

Email: gailas@murrumbidgee.nsw.gov.au

Councillor Smith was elected to the former Jerilderie Shire Council in 2012.

Cr Smith was elected to Murrumbidgee Council in September 2017.

Committee Membership: Internal Audit, Risk & Improvement Committee, General Manager’s Review Committee, Traffic Committee, Balmeringa Management Committee, Monash Park Users, CICL/Coleambally Environmental and Reference Committee (CERC), Newell Highway Promotional Committee, Mid Murray Zone Bushfire Management Committee, Murray Darling Association, Western Riverina Libraries Committee, Western Riverina Arts. 

Councillor Phillip Wells

Ward: Murrumbidgee

Phone: 0408 445 339

Email: phillipw@murrumbidgee.nsw.gov.au

Councillor Wells was first elected to the former Murrumbidgee Shire Council in 1999 and held the position of Deputy Mayor from 2000 to 2003. He held the position of Mayor from 2004 through until 2014. 

Cr Wells was elected to Murrumbidgee Council in September 2017.

Committee Membership: Darlington Point Caravan Park Committee, Darlington Point Floodplain Risk Management Committee (formerly DP Levee Committee), Darlington Point Townlife/Australia Day Committee, Tiddalik Wetlands Committee, Boat Ramp Darlington Point-Advisory Committee, Darlington Point Master Landuse Plan Advisory Committee.

 


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Becoming a Councillor

Local Government Elections are held every 4 years with the election of 9 Councillors for Murrumbidgee Council.


Councillor Disclosures

All local government candidates and groups have obligations under the Election Funding and Disclosures Act 1981 (the Act).


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