Shire of Wyndham East Kimberley- Local Government Elections 

2023 Local Government Elections - Nominated Candidates

The following candidates have been nominated for the 2023 Local Government Elections (Listed in order of application received) : 

Name

Candidate

Bradley, KYNE

I have enjoyed the past 18 months serving the community as a Shire Councillor. It would be a great honour to serve this amazing community for a further four year term. 

Our region has many opportunities ahead, and I wish to represent each and everyone of our residents and advocate for change. 

I will always strive to achieve the most practical and sustainable outcomes for our towns and our people. 

Place your trust in me again, and as always reach out and have a chat 

Email: bradleykyne@gmail.com

DEAR, Mat

I have been a ratepayer in Kununurra for 18 years. I work for Cambridge Gulf Ltd and have been a Councillor for SWEK since 2017. 

I am currently involved in the redevelopment of the Cambridge Hotel and have developed the Kununurra Carwash and the Wyndham Logistics Workshop. I am an advocate for developing our region. 

I support strong core services and infrastructure across the Shire, our achievements have included improving town drainage and self-performing capacity, linked footpaths, increased lighting, installing CCTV, increased greenspace, and improvement in key roads. We have delivered improved sporting infrastructure, the Splash Park, and Stage 1 of the Airport Taxiway upgrade. 

Our Council continues to work strongly on delivering additional stages of the Airport upgrade, the all-abilities play area and deliver a sustainable and maintainable play space master plan, the Leisure centre redevelopment, and delivering on Wyndham Boat ramp facility. 

Mobile: 0409 582 277
Email: mat@cgltd.com.au
Postal Address: 0409 582 277
Social Network Address: LinkedIn

MENZEL, David

It has been a privilege to be Shire President of SWEK for the past six years. Working in a very collaborative and constructive way with a great team of councillors to provide strategic direction to the CEO and his team has been very rewarding. Making sure council operates smoothly and effectively is my key focus. This is vital to achieving improved liveability outcomes.

Getting the airport upgrades started, water park built, and funds to construct some new roads and upgrades some old ones have been welcome recent projects.

Taking every opportunity to meet and influence key decision makers to achieve better outcomes for our community is my second focus. Regular meetings with the leaders in our town and visiting and welcoming Parliamentary Members and department officials to our Shire. As chair of the Kimberly Regional Group of Shires we have successfully achieved funding for the Tanami Road to be sealed.

A Shire President should be trusted to provide good governance and strong advocacy. After meeting my wife on a Pilbara Station. I arrived in Kununurra, from Victoria, in 1992, with our toddler and camping trailer to take up a job on a local farm. Our four children have been raised here and all share in our love of the bush and outdoor activities. After a brief stint in the tourism industry, managing a caravan park, we went on to develop our farming business – Barradale Farm. 

I chair and sit on several boards, with interests in both Wyndham and Kununurra, helps me have a greater understanding of our community needs.

I have welcomed the opportunity to in act efficient procedures, to keep the council moving in a positive direction, to be able to focus on the goals desired by our community. By developing an atmosphere of trust to allow councillors to challenge each other with their views to achieve the best possible outcomes.

I feel so fortunate to have come to this area with my family and want the best for our community.

Mobile: 0409 691 386

Postal Address: PO Box 350 KUNUNURRA 6743

Email: barradale@wn.com.au

 WRIGHT, Keith 

I have decided to nominate for the position of President of your Shire at the forthcoming elections in October.

My profile shows I have enjoyed years of experience as a Councillor on the SWEK team. Arriving in Wyndham in 1969 and opening the first Pharmacy in the East Kimberley I have progressed through, and operated many successful, and much needed businesses in both towns and enjoyed every minute.  Having recently closed one of our smaller businesses (the Little RED cars) I am finding that little extra time to re-commit back to my Shire that I love so much.

I am passionately involved in the Shire with 2K Tours, our tour and charter operations and I continuously notice matters that need attending to. Jobs well started, but sadly failing to move to completion within a reasonable time. It is my wish (and I guess most people as well) that we encourage all to take pride in their job, pride in a job well done and not to do something so that it passes at a quick glance. With a dedicated team WE CAN ACHIEVE, and it is my ambition to lead this team. With 9 equally dedicated and hard-working Councillors together with an efficient Administration section we can make a Shire and two towns that all are proud to call home and raise a young family.

The appearance of both Wyndham and Kununurra is very important if we are to continue to attract visitors to see the East Kimberley. Street trees, verges and vacant lots all need attention if we are to continue being a safe area for all. We all need to be much more aware of the ongoing litter problem.

There is still much to be done and good leadership backing up a good team will achieve. The Shire does not have a bottomless pit and finances MUST be handled well, with strict controls by Councillors and Administration of wastage, we will, over time achieve all our wishes.

Together we can do it but I need your help so at the postal vote for the October election I really do need you to vote KEITH WRIGHT [1] for the President position.

Mobile: 0427 633 455
Postal Address: PO Box 1019 KUNUNURRA 6743
Email: admin@2ktours.com.au

 ROBINSON, Beau

 

I have called Kununurra my home for the last 21 years, during that period I have owned and operated a small business with my partner. I have been a Councillor, Chair of the Ord Valley Events Board and Secretary of the Lake Kununurra Barramundi Stocking Group. I am well experienced with Government departments and bring Board and leadership skills. If elected I will execute this office with integrity, honest, and a community focus 

Postal Address: PO Box 1103 KUNUNURRA 6743
Email: beaudavid76@gmail.com

2023 Local Government Elections - Call for Nominations Notice

An Ordinary Postal Election will be held on Saturday, 21 October 2023 in the Shire of Wyndham-East Kimberley to fill the following vacancies:
District | 1 | President | 4 year term
District | 3 | Councillors | 4 year terms
District | 1 | Councillor | 2 year term 


Nominations Open on Thursday, 31 August 2023
Nominations Close at 4:00pm Thursday, 7 September 2023

Nominations must be lodged with the Returning Officer:

  • at any time during the above period by arrangement; or
  • between 2:00pm and 4:00pm Thursday, 7 September 2023 (close of nominations) at the Shire of Wyndham-East Kimberley, 20 Coolibah Dr, KUNUNURRA.

Nominations Requirements
Candidates are required to lodge with the Returning Officer:

  •  completed nomination in the prescribed form, signed and witnessed. This form is available from the Returning Officer or the Western Australian Electoral Commission (www.elections.wa.gov.au);
  • a single A4 page profile of not more than 1,000 characters (including spaces) containing information about the candidate;
  • a nomination deposit of $100 (cash, EFT, bank cheque or postal order);
  • a recent passport-sized photograph (optional);
  • every candidate must have completed the online course titled Local Government Candidate Induction, available at www.dlgsc.wa.gov.au, prior to nominating; and
  • (optional) in addition to your A4 profile, you may provide additional information that you consider to be relevant to your candidature. This written statement must be not more than 2,000 characters (including spaces), must be in the English language and is for publication on the local government’s official website.

The Commission has developed an online system called Nomination Builder to assist candidates to complete their nomination form which includes the candidate profile. This is the preferred method of completing the nomination form and profile for elections conducted by the Commission. Candidates complete their nomination details and profile, print the completed form which has a reference number allocated and lodge it with the Returning Officer. The nomination builder can be accessed via www.elections.wa.gov.au.


You cannot use Nomination Builder to prepare the additional information. Where an agent lodges a nomination on a candidate’s behalf, it must be in the prescribed form with a written authorisation signed by the candidate.
The documents may be hand delivered or posted to the Returning Officer and must be received by the close of nominations.


Information
Full details about eligibility and nomination procedures for prospective candidates can be obtained by contacting the Returning Officer, Lincoln HEADING on 0488 667 367 or the Western Australian Electoral Commission on 13 63 06.
ROBERT KENNEDY
ELECTORAL COMMISSIONER

2023 Local Government Ordinary Election Close of Enrolments

Shire of Wyndham-East Kimberley
ROLL CLOSE: 5:00 PM Friday, 25 August 2023

You may be eligible to be enrolled to vote in the local government elections on 21 October 2023 if you live in or are an owner or occupier of rateable property in the Shire of Wyndham-East Kimberley.

Residents
You are automatically enrolled to vote if you are on the State Electoral Roll as of 5:00 PM Friday, 25 August 2023. If you are not already on the State Electoral Roll and meet the eligibility criteria, or if you have changed address recently, you must complete an enrolment form.

Enrolment Forms
Electoral enrolment forms
 are available from the Shire of Wyndham-East Kimberley, all Australian Electoral Commission offices (www.aec.gov.au) or the Western Australian Electoral Commission (www.elections.wa.gov.au) and must be completed and reach a Divisional Returning Officer in Western Australia by 5:00 PM Friday, 25 August 2023.

Non-Resident Owners and Occupiers
If you are a non-resident owner or occupier of rateable property in the Shire of Wyndham-East Kimberley and are on the State or Commonwealth Electoral Roll, you are eligible to enrol to vote. If you are not on the State or Commonwealth Electoral Roll and own or occupy rateable property in the Shire of Wyndham-East Kimberley you may be eligible to enrol to vote. This applies if you were on the last electoral roll for the Shire of Wyndham-East Kimberley prior to May 1996 and have owned or occupied rateable property in the district continuously since this time. Please contact your local government for details. Owners of land who were on the last Local Government roll continue to retain that status until they cease to own the rateable property to which the enrolment relates. Occupiers do not have continuous enrolment and should contact the Shire of Wyndham-East Kimberley to confirm their enrolment status. To be eligible to enrol as an occupier, you will need to have a right of continuous occupation under a lease, tenancy agreement or other legal instrument for at least the next three months following the date of the application to enrol.

Joint Owners and Occupiers
If a rateable property is owned or occupied by more than two people, a majority of the owners/occupiers may nominate two persons from amongst themselves who are on either the State or Commonwealth Electoral Roll, to enrol as owner/occupier electors.

Corporations
A body corporate that owns or occupies rateable property may nominate two people who are on either the State or Commonwealth Electoral Roll to enrol as owner/occupier electors.

Enrolment Forms – Non-Resident Owners and Occupiers Only
Enrolment forms can be obtained from local governments and must be lodged with the Chief Executive Officer by 5:00 PM Friday, 25 August 2023. Further information can be obtained from the Shire of Wyndham-East Kimberley.

ROBERT KENNEDY
ELECTORAL COMMISSIONER
13 63 06

Owner/Occupier Roll Eligibility for Local Elections 

If you own property but do not live in the Shire or operate a business in the Shire, you may be eligible to enrol on the owner/occupier roll. To be eligible for this roll, a person must be:

  • Registered on the state electoral roll where they live, and
  • Either own or have a right of continuous occupation under a lease agreement or other legal instrument of a property within the Shire of Wyndham East Kimberley
  • The right of continuous occupation must extend for a period of at least three months.

Enrolment on the owner/occupier roll allows a person who is enrolled to vote at one address and owns or occupies the property at a different address, to vote in both areas. Where two or more individuals jointly own or occupy a property, up to two of them may enrol, with the written agreement of a majority of the owners where there are three or more co-owners or occupiers.

Where a company or body corporate owns or occupies rateable land, up to two people can be enrolled to vote on its behalf. If the same company or body corporate owns more than one property in a ward, the body is still only entitled to have two nominated persons on the roll.

Occupiers and occupier nominees remain on the roll for a period of two elections after their enrolment is accepted and then are taken off the roll six months after the second election. They must then re-enrol if they wish to continue as electors. Owners of a rateable property remain on the roll until the property passes ownership.

The Shire encourages all business representatives and property owners to have their say by voting.

To check your enrolment status on the residents roll visit the Western Australian Electoral Commission

2022 Extraordinary Elections - Nominated Candidates

The following candidates have been nominated for the 2022 Extraordinary Elections - Local Government Elections (Listed in order of application received) : 

Name

Candidate

Bradley, KYNE

I have had the honour of being a Kununurra resident since 2013.

I moved to Kununurra for a two-year contract, and during this time I honestly fell in love with the East Kimberley. I quickly decided that I wanted to make this area my home forever. So in 2015, I started a local business, that now employs well over 50 local residents.

I have been involved with many volunteer organisations including 6 years with the local ambulance service.

I am an easily approachable member of the community and thrive on a challenge.

I hope to be able to serve the community and give back to this amazing place.

Mobile: 0417 371 879
Email: bradleykyne@gmail.com

Peter, BAGLEY

I have lived and worked in northern Australia for the past 42 years and have been a resident of Kununurra since 2014. At age 62, I possess a wealth of experience, knowledge and life skills that will enable me to provide excellent governance and contribute to the processes of
local government in a positive manner. Through my lengthy career in senior management across a range of industries I have developed many of the skills necessary to liaise and work with all levels of government.

I have independent views and opinions and will represent the interests of all community members within our shire. I want to give back to the community by providing and improving services and facilities that make our shire prosperous, enjoyable and most importantly a place that we are proud to call home.


Mobile: 0407 756 840
Email: pbagley253@gmail.com

Jim, LEWIS

I am a member of the Gija Language Group, I was born in Wyndham, and lived in the Kimberley for most of my life. 

I have previous experience as a Councillor in Local Govt, as well as a director on numerous boards of Community Not For Profit organisations. 

I have held senior management roles in Community, State and Commonwealth Govt. agencies. 

I have established and operated a successful business in the Shire of Wyndham-East Kimberley since 2011. 

Postal Address: PO Box 214 Wyndham 6740

2022 Extraordinary Elections - Call for Nominations

An Extraordinary Postal Election will be held on Saturday 12 March 2022  in the Shire of Wyndham-East Kimberley to fill the following vacancies: 

District

1

Councillor

Term expires on 21 October 2023

 
Nominations Open on Thursday, 27 January 2022 
Nominations Close at 4:00 PM Thursday, 3 February 2022

Nominations must be lodged with the Returning Officer in person:

  • during the above period by appointment or
  • between 2:00 pm and 4:00 pm weekdays before 4:00 pm Thursday, 3 February 2022 (close of nominations) at the Shire of Wyndham-East Kimberley, 20 Coolibah Drive, KUNUNURRA.

Nominations Requirements
Candidates are required to lodge with the Returning Officer:

  • a completed nomination in the prescribed form signed and witnessed. This form is available from the Returning Officer or the Western Australian Electoral Commission(www.elections.wa.gov.au);
  • a single A4 page profile of not more than 800 characters (including spaces) containing information about the candidate;
  • a nomination deposit of $80 (cash, bank cheque or postal order);
  • (optional) a recent passport-sized photograph of the candidate’s head, or head and shoulders; and
  • every candidate must have completed the online course titled Induction for prospective candidates, available at www.dlgsc.wa.gov.au, prior to nominating.
  • Candidates are strongly encouraged to use the WAEC Nomination Builder https://lgportal.waec.wa.gov.au/nomination/new

The Commission has developed an online system called Nomination Builder to assist candidates to complete their nomination form which includes the candidate profile. This is the preferred method of completing the nomination form and profile for elections conducted by the Commission. Candidates complete their nomination details and profile, print the completed form which has a reference number allocated and lodge it with the Returning Officer. The nomination builder can be accessed via www.elections.wa.gov.au.     or    https://lgportal.waec.wa.gov.au/nomination/new
 
Where an agent lodges a nomination on a candidate’s behalf, it must be on the prescribed form with a written authorisation signed by the candidate.
 
The documents may be hand-delivered or posted to the Returning Officer and must be received by the close of nominations 4:00 PM Thursday, 3 February 2022.
 
Information
Full details about eligibility and nomination procedures for prospective candidates can be obtained by contacting the Returning Officer, Lincoln HEADING on 0458 802 042 or the Western Australian Electoral Commission on 13 63 06.

2021 Election Results 

Ordinary Postal Election Notice

The Shire of Wyndham-East Kimberley is holding an election by postal vote on Saturday, 16 October 2021 to fill vacancies in the offices of Councillors as listed below:

District | 5 Councillors

BROOK, Narelle
HEARTY, Dylan
KYNE, Bradley
MENZEL, David Douglas
BAGLEY, Peter
MCNEIL, Chelsea
O'RAFFERTY, Warren
WRIGHT, Keith
CHAFER, Anthony  

Election Packages will be sent to all electors on the local government electoral roll where there is an election in their electorate.

Replacement Packages can be obtained from the Shire of Wyndham-East Kimberley, 20 Coolibah Street Kununurra & Shire of Wyndham-East Kimberley, Koolama Street, Wyndham during business hours prior to election day and from 8.00am to 6.00pm on election day if the package is not received or should any papers be missing.

Post your vote early. Completed postal voting packages must reach the Returning Officer by 6.00 pm on election day, Saturday, 16 October 2021.

You may hand-deliver your package to an electoral officer at the Shire of Wyndham-East Kimberley, 20 Coolibah Street, Kununurra & Shire of Wyndham-East Kimberley, Koolama Street, Wyndham during business hours before election day or at any polling place in the district between 8.00 am and 6.00 pm on election day.

 

Chief Polling Place: Shire of Wyndham-East Kimberley, 20 Coolibah Drive, KUNUNURRA
Other Polling Place: Shire of Wyndham-East Kimberley, Koolama Street, WYNDHAM
The count of votes will commence at 6.00 pm at the Shire of Wyndham-East Kimberley Council Chambers, 20 Coolibah Drive, KUNUNURRA.

 

ROBERT KENNEDY
ELECTORAL COMMISSIONER
13 63 06

2021 Local Government Election Candidates

On Tuesday 31 August 2021, there was an information session held at the Kununurra Shire Office, to view the slides from the session please click here. 
The following candidates have been nominated for the 2021 Local Government Elections (Listed in order of application received) : 

Name  Candidate Profile 

David Douglas, MENZEL

 

 It has been a privilege to lead the SWEK as President, along with a great team of Councillors, and also watching the change following the recruitment of the new CEO.

A very productive Council and CEO relationship has ensured priority projects are shovel ready. This is critical as external funding is required to deliver much of the infrastructure identified in our community survey. 

I believe stable local leadership, strong and effective advocacy, and clear alignment between the Kimberley Shires are critical to achieving the best future for our residents. 

A diverse and robust economic base is key to delivering improved livability for our residents. This can only be achieved with better social outcomes for the community and protecting our magnificent nature environment

Mobile: 0409 691 386
Postal Address: PO Box 350, Kununurra 6743
Email: barradale@wn.com.au

Anthony, CHAFER

I have spent all of my adulthood in the northwest, the majority living in Kununurra. My wife is from Wyndham and we have three daughters. 

I have represented the community on a range of committees including the Ewin Centre, School Council, Gelanyem Trust, Chamber of Commerce, District Health Advisory Committee, Volunteer Fire Brigade, Ord Valley Events and SWEK. 

I am CEO of a local company that plays a vital role in the EK economy through our management of the Wyndham Port and I believe a strong united Shire will ensure our region plays a significant role in, and benefits from, the development of northern Australia. 

My desire is to be part of a stable respectful Council as 1 of 9 community-driven councillors who provide leadership and support a Shire team that works for our community. 

Mobile: 0408 097 832 
Email: tony@cgltd.com.au

Warren, O'RAFFERTY

 

Warren O'Rafferty has lived in Kununurra for over thirty years and is a well-known member of the community. 

He is passionate about social and economic development, ensuring financial sustainability for the region and a happy and healthy future for the people who live here. 

During his time in the East Kimberley, Warren has picked bananas, established the first Fish & Chip shop in Kununurra, skippered boat cruises along with the Ord, run a mango fam on Packsaddle Road, stacked shelves at Coles, worked in security at the airport, managed industrial and residential properties, and looked after his four children - all born in Kununurra. 

The people of the East Kimberley can rely on Warren to work for the betterment of all members of society and the goal of making a great region even greater. 

Mobile: 0438 652 298
Email: warrenorafferty@hotmail.com

Brook, NARELLE 

I have lived in Kununurra since 1995 and throughout that time, have been a very strong advocate for all this East Kimberley. I have written award-winning submissions for local businesses/events. hosted media groups and travel agents from around the world for Tourism Western Australia and represented our region at tourism trade/travel shows across the country. I am a founding member of the Ord Valley Muster, the East Kimberley Marketing Group and am Secretary of the Rotary Club of Kununurra. 

I would like to continue my time as a Councillor with the Shire of Wyndham East Kimberley as I feel that I have provided an effective voice for tourism and believe that collectively, we have created a strong foundation and a progressive team delivering strong leadership and outcome for the community. 

Mobile: 0407 476 406 
Email: selleran@agn.net.au

Dylan, HEARTY

Being a father, I know the importance of creating a place where our children can be safe, connected, and enjoy our incredible environment. I also know the importance of developing a place where the community as a whole can thrive.

I look to represent the young and future families of the East Kimberley and in doing so, see more of our community continue to call this beautiful place home.

As an engineer, I will bring my experience in project management, proposal development, strategic planning, and economic development to Council and pursue a sustainable liveability agenda, incorporating secure housing, public realm development, safety, childcare, and education. I believe that through focusing on these areas, we can underpin our future success as a region.

Mobile: 0403 845 569
Email: dylan.hearty@outlook.com

Bradley, KYNE

I have had the honour of being a Kununurra resident since 2013.

I moved to Kununurra for a two-year contract, and during this time I honestly fell in love with the East Kimberley. I quickly decided that I wanted to make this area my home forever. So in 2015, I started a local business, that now employs well over 50 local residents.

I have been involved with many volunteer organisations including 6 years with the local ambulance service.

I am an easily approachable member of the community and thrive on a challenge.

I hope to be able to serve the community and give back to this amazing place.

Mobile: 0417 371 879
Email: bradleykyne@gmail.com

Keith, WRIGHT

Keith Wright has called our shire home for over 50 years and owned/operated businesses in Wyndham / Kununurra firstly as a Pharmacist and currently as a tour and charter operator (including the little red cars with green roof lights)

A vote for me will allow my 30 years as a Councillor experience to be put to good use to help us all.

  1. I am a permanent resident; I don't come and go like some appear to
  2. I am readily contactable, day or night
  3. I am your ears and eyes. I see and say what others avoid
  4. I'll strive for our runway extension
  5. I'll work toward better street lighting
  6. I am enthusiastic about OUR shire
  7. I can be relied upon for the long term

For honest, straightforward, down to earth action, your vote will not be wasted This is OUR town and I am eager to help make good

Mobile: 0427 633 455

Chelsea, MCNEIL

I have lived in the East Kimberly for eight years but being relatively young I am unable to bring years of public service to such a role. Despite this I understand that councils represent the community voice and I believe that I can bring your views to council.

‘It takes a Community’ to continue to grow a region. Our views may not always align but the underlying strength of the community is in its diversity. Working together to ensure our region is better tomorrow than it was today is what every council aims for.

I'm currently President of the Netball Association, work with local farming businesses and am a partner in a local business. I hold a qualification in Farm Business Management and believe these experiences have assisted me to further understand issues that impact our community.

Mobile: 0418 835 194
Email: admin@nacknx.com.au

Peter, BAGLEY

I have lived and worked in Northern Australia for the past 45 years in the Northern Territory and Kimberleys where I have been involved in local, state and federal government departments, projects and developments. In my various management roles I have developed good communication and interpersonal skills that have allowed me to advance my career opportunities.

I have been involved and participated in numerous sporting and industry associations, volunteer organizations and have provided advice and developed projects for state governments. My management has included supervision and management of small to large numbers of employees across a wide range of disciplines. My career has been based in the Agriculture and Pastoral industries but always with strong connections to the local community.

Mobile: 0407 756 840
Email: pbagley253@gmail.com

Call for Nominations Notice

An Ordinary Postal Election will be held on Saturday, 16 October 2021 in the Shire of Wyndham-East Kimberley to fill the following vacancies: 
 

District 5       Councillors 4 year terms

 
Nominations Open on Thursday, 2 September 2021
Nominations Close at 4:00 PM Thursday, 9 September 2021
Nominations must be lodged with the Returning Officer:

  • at any time during the above period by arrangement; or
  • between 2:00 pm and 4:00 PM Thursday, 9 September 2021 (close of nominations) at the Shire of Wyndham-East Kimberley, 20 Coolibah Drive, KUNUNURRA.

Nominations Requirements
Candidates are required to lodge with the Returning Officer:

  • a completed nomination in the prescribed form signed and witnessed. This form is available from the Returning Officer or the Western Australian Electoral Commission(www.elections.wa.gov.au);
  • a single A4 page profile of not more than 800 characters (including spaces) containing information about the candidate;
  • a nomination deposit of $80 (cash, bank cheque or postal order);
  • (optional) a recent passport-sized photograph of the candidate’s head, or head and shoulders; and
  • every candidate must have completed the online course titled Induction for prospective candidates, available at www.dlgsc.wa.gov.au, prior to nominating.

The Commission has developed an online system called Nomination Builder to assist candidates to complete their nomination form which includes the candidate profile. This is the preferred method of completing the nomination form and profile for elections conducted by the Commission. Candidates complete their nomination details and profile, print the completed form which has a reference number allocated and lodge it with the Returning Officer. The nomination builder can be accessed via www.elections.wa.gov.au.
 
Where an agent lodges a nomination on a candidate’s behalf, it must be in the prescribed form with a written authorisation signed by the candidate.
 
The documents may be hand-delivered or posted to the Returning Officer and must be received by the close of nominations.
 
Information
Full details about eligibility and nomination procedures for prospective candidates can be obtained by contacting the Returning Officer, Lincoln HEADING on 0458 867 179 or the Western Australian Electoral Commission on 13 63 06.


ROBERT KENNEDY
ELECTORAL COMMISSIONER
13 62 06

Local Government Ordinary Election Close of Enrolments

Shire of Wyndham-East Kimberley
ROLL CLOSE: 5:00 PM Friday, 27 August 2021

You may be eligible to be enrolled to vote in the local government elections on 16 October 2021 if you live in or are an owner or occupier of rateable property in the Shire of Wyndham-East Kimberley.

Residents
You are automatically enrolled to vote if you are on the State Electoral Roll as of 5:00 PM Friday, 27 August 2021. If you are not already on the State Electoral Roll and meet the eligibility criteria, or if you have changed address recently, you must complete an enrolment form.

Enrolment Forms
Electoral enrolment forms
 are available from the Shire of Wyndham-East Kimberley, all Australian Electoral Commission offices (www.aec.gov.au) or the Western Australian Electoral Commission (www.elections.wa.gov.au) and must be completed and reach a Divisional Returning Officer in Western Australia by 5:00 PM Friday, 27 August 2021.

Non-Resident Owners and Occupiers
If you are a non-resident owner or occupier of rateable property in the Shire of Wyndham-East Kimberley and are on the State or Commonwealth Electoral Roll, you are eligible to enrol to vote. If you are not on the State or Commonwealth Electoral Roll and own or occupy rateable property in the Shire of Wyndham-East Kimberley you may be eligible to enrol to vote. This applies if you were on the last electoral roll for the Shire of Wyndham-East Kimberley prior to May 1996 and have owned or occupied rateable property in the district continuously since this time. Please contact your local government for details. Owners of land who were on the last Local Government roll continue to retain that status until they cease to own the rateable property to which the enrolment relates. Occupiers do not have continuous enrolment and should contact the Shire of Wyndham-East Kimberley to confirm their enrolment status. To be eligible to enrol as an occupier, you will need to have a right of continuous occupation under a lease, tenancy agreement or other legal instrument for at least the next three months following the date of the application to enrol.

Joint Owners and Occupiers
If a rateable property is owned or occupied by more than two people, a majority of the owners/occupiers may nominate two persons from amongst themselves who are on either the State or Commonwealth Electoral Roll, to enrol as owner/occupier electors.

Corporations
A body corporate that owns or occupies rateable property may nominate two people who are on either the State or Commonwealth Electoral Roll to enrol as owner/occupier electors.

Enrolment Forms – Non-Resident Owners and Occupiers Only
Enrolment forms can be obtained from local governments and must be lodged with the Chief Executive Officer by 5:00 PM Friday, 27 August 2021. Further information can be obtained from the Shire of Wyndham-East Kimberley.

ROBERT KENNEDY
ELECTORAL COMMISSIONER
13 63 06

Owner/Occupier Roll Eligibility for Local Elections 

If you own property but do not live in the Shire or operate a business in the Shire, you may be eligible to enrol on the owner/occupier roll. To be eligible for this roll, a person must be:

  • Registered on the state electoral roll where they live, and
  • Either own or have a right of continuous occupation under a lease agreement or other legal instrument of a property within the Shire of Wyndham East Kimberley
  • The right of continuous occupation must extend for a period of at least three months.

Enrolment on the owner/occupier roll allows a person who is enrolled to vote at one address and owns or occupies the property at a different address, to vote in both areas. Where two or more individuals jointly own or occupy a property, up to two of them may enrol, with the written agreement of a majority of the owners where there are three or more co-owners or occupiers.

Where a company or body corporate owns or occupies rateable land, up to two people can be enrolled to vote on its behalf. If the same company or body corporate owns more than one property in a ward, the body is still only entitled to have two nominated persons on the roll.

Occupiers and occupier nominees remain on the roll for a period of two elections after their enrolment is accepted and then are taken off the roll six months after the second election. They must then re-enrol if they wish to continue as electors. Owners of a rateable property remain on the roll until the property passes ownership.

The Shire encourages all business representatives and property owners to have their say by voting.

To check your enrolment status on the residents roll visit the Western Australian Electoral Commission

Forms 

To register your eligibility please download, complete and return the Enrolment eligibility claim form

2019 LG Election Results  

The 2019 Ordinary Council Elections have officially concluded with the Western Australian Electoral Commission issuing the Shire's Electoral Report. Please find the WAEC report by clicking here