Council is made up of the Mayor and ten Councillors who are elected by the community every four years to represent the views of residents within the region.
Under the Local Government Act 2009, it is the role of Councillors to determine strategic objectives and adopt a policies framework in order to lead Council into the future.
Our elected representatives are decisive, display strong leadership, promote the positive attributes and opportunities of the Fraser Coast, foster positive relationships and form cohesive partnerships with all tiers of government to benefit the community.
Mayor and Councillors
Portfolio: Community, Heritage and Family Services
Cr James Hansen - Division 1
Mobile phone: 0448 074 310
Cr Paul Truscott - Division 3
Mobile phone: 0429 599 709
Cr Daniel Sanderson - Division 4
Mobile phone: 0448 073 355
Cr Rolf Light - Division 5
Mobile phone: 0448 038 891
Cr Darren Everard - Division 7
Mobile phone: 0448 045 041
Committees and reference groups
Councillors are appointed to represent Council on a number of committees and reference groups.
To view the current schedule of appointments click here (PDF,80kB).
Complaints and investigations
Code of Conduct
Councillors Discretionary Fund
- Discretionary Funds list for capital works 2016/17 (PDF,42kB)
- Discretionary Funds list for capital works 2017/18 (PDF,42kB)
- Discretionary Funds list for operational funds 2017/18 (PDF 145kB)
For more information on the Councillors Discretionary Fund click here.
Expenses reimbursement and provision of facilities
The Expenses Reimbursement and Provision of Facilities for Mayor and Councillors Policy (204kB) authorises the payment of reasonable expenses incurred by Councillors and outlines resources available to assist Councillors in their duties and responsibilities. These include:
Expenses - vehicle usage, conference registrations, accommodation, meals, travel expenses and telecommunications; and
Resources - administrative support staff, computer/iPad3, printer, modem and smart phone.
This policy applies to the Mayor, Deputy Mayor and Councillors and is made in accordance with Section 249 of the Local Government Regulation 2012.
Last updated 16/02/2018