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Mayor and Councillors Mayor and Councillors

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.

Fraser Coast Mayor dismissed

The Governor has given effect to Minister Hinchliffe’s recommendation to dismiss Chris Loft as Mayor of Fraser Coast Regional Council.

As a result of this action the Deputy Mayor, Councillor George Seymour, will assume the role of Acting Mayor until a by-election is held within the next 12 weeks.

Mayor and Councillors 


Cr Rolf Light - Acting Mayor - Division 5
Portfolio: Finance and Disaster Management

Mobile phone: 0448 038 891


Cr George Seymour - Deputy Mayor

Mobile phone: 0448 183 372


Cr James Hansen - Division 1
Portfolio: Agriculture and Rural Infrastructure

Mobile phone: 0448 074 310


Cr Anne Maddern - Division 2
Portfolio: Small Communities Development and Finance
Mobile phone: 0429 579 979


Cr Paul Truscott - Division 3
Portfolio: Innovation, Aviation and Communication

Mobile phone: 0429 599 709


Cr Daniel Sanderson - Division 4
Portfolio: Education, Training and City Precinct Development 

Mobile phone: 0448 073 355


Cr David Lewis - Division 6
Portfolio: Culture, Arts and Environment
Mobile phone: 0429 860 190


Cr Darren Everard - Division 7
Portfolio: Events and Recreation

Mobile phone: 0448 045 041


Cr Denis Chapman - Division 8
Portfolio: Planning and Infrastructure
Mobile phone: 0429 492 500


Cr Stuart Taylor - Division 9
Portfolio: Tourism and Governance
Mobile phone: 0421 602 480


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

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