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Fremantle became a City in the Centenary year. See below for the first City Council.

City Council 2018

Fremantle City Council in October 2017 (above)
From left: Dave Hume, Hannah Fitzhardinge, Bryn Jones, Rachel Pemberton, Sam Wainwright, Ingrid Waltham, Andrew Sullivan, Brad Pettitt (Mayor), Jon Strachan, Jenny Archibald, Adin Lang, Doug Thompson, Jeff McDonald

Elections 21 October 2017 returned these six councillors and mayor:

Brad Pettitt (mayor), Hannah Fitzhardinge (Beaconsfield), Adin Lang (City), Jenny Archibald (East), Sam Wainwright (Hilton), Doug Thompson (North), Andrew Sullivan (South).

Official results.
The turnout rate was 47.27%.
Pettitt beat Stewart 5775 to 4770.

Candidates, with incumbent in italics, in alpha order, and with actual votes - for mayor: Pettitt (5775), Stewart (4770); and for Beaconsfield: Camarda (710) Fitzhardinge (1013); City: Green (464), Lang (562), Loopers (218), Morgan (153), Wayman (494); East: Archibald (1164), Cunningham (428); Hilton: Hammond (653), Wainwright (818); North: Corbo (452), Thompson (1230); South: Carter (598), Moodie (268), Suffling (23), Sullivan (655), Vujcic (517).

Incumbent councillors not up for election in 2017 - in Beaconsfield: Dave Hume; East: Ingrid Waltham; Hilton: Jeff McDonald; North: Bryn Jones; South: Jon Strachan.

Membership of the FCC following the elections of October 2015

2015

Front, from left: Jeff McDonald, Ingrid Waltham, Brad Pettitt (Mayor), Rachel Pemberton, Dave Coggin
Back, from left: Sam Wainwright, Josh Wilson, Dave Hume, Bryn Jones, Jon Strachan, Andrew Sullivan, Simon Naber, Doug Thompson

Since that photo was taken, Josh Wilson resigned and was elected MHR for Fremantle. Dave Coggin resigned and went to work for the premier. Ingrid Waltham was elected Deputy Mayor. There was an election for the Beaconsfield vacancy 16 September 2016, and Hannah Fitzhardinge was elected. There was another election for the mayor and six councillors October 2017 (see above).

Mayor: Brad Pettitt, 2009-2017
Deputy Mayor: Josh Wilson, since 2011, now resigned; Ingrid Waltham elected 2017
Beaconsfield Ward: Dave Hume, since 2011; Josh Wilson from 2009; replaced Sept 2016 by Hannah Fitzhardinge; up for re-election 2017
City Ward
: Rachel Pemberton, since 2011; Simon Naber, since 2013
East Ward: Dave Coggin, from 2009, resigned 2017 to work for the Premier; vacancy; Ingrid Waltham, since 2011
Hilton Ward: Jeff McDonald, elected October 2015; Sam Wainwright, since 2009; up for re-election 2017
North Ward: Doug Thompson, since 1988; up for re-election 2017; Bryn Jones, elected October 2015
South Ward: Andrew Sullivan, since 2009 (and previously 1992-1998); up for re-election 2017; Jon Strachan, since 2011 (and previously 2005-2009)

Election Results October 2015

Incumbent in bold. Showing votes received.

Beaconsfield Ward: David Hume (359), Roel Loopers (194), Catherine Hammond (334)
City Ward
: Rachel Pemberton (626), Claudia Green (419), Steve Cook (109)
East Ward: Michelle Cunningham (175), Ingrid Waltham (554), Stephen Cayless (222)
Hilton Ward: Frank Acocella (269), Jeff McDonald (352), Noorel Mecklai (94), Samantha Donovan (222) - Bill Massie retired
North Ward
: Robert Fittock (273), Bryn Jones (653), John Nicholas (117)
South Ward: Jon Strachan (598), Andrew Luobikis (194), Byron Levene (30), Tony Toledo (296)

Elections were held by postal vote in the first half of October 2015, closing 17 Oct. This was the membership of the council at the beginning of October.

Mayor: Brad Pettitt, 2009-2017
Deputy Mayor: Josh Wilson, since 2011
Beaconsfield Ward: Dave Hume, since 2011; Josh Wilson, since 2009
City Ward
: Rachel Pemberton, since 2011; Simon Naber, since 2013
East Ward: Dave Coggin, since 2009; Ingrid Waltham, since 2011
Hilton Ward: Bill Massie, 2007-2015; Sam Wainwright, since 2009
North Ward: Doug Thompson, since 1988; Robert Fittock, since 2007
South Ward: Andrew Sullivan, since 2009 (and previously 1992-1998; Jon Strachan, since 2011 (and previously 2005-2009)

First City Council

Here is the list of Mayors since 1929.
And here is an (almost complete) list of Councillors from 1929.

proclamation

Proclamation of the City, 3 June 1929. Fremantle Library image #426, photograph by Izzy Orloff.

city council 1929

The first City Council, 1929. Fremantle Library photo #3100 and text:

Members and officers of the Fremantle City Council on 3rd June 1929 when Fremantle was declared a city. Standing: from left: Dr C R Dunkley (Medical Officer of Health); Cr E M Davies; James Shepherd (Town Clerk); Cr Richard Rennie; Cr Fred Hollis; T J Smith (Chief Health Inspector); W Joslin (Works Supervisor). Seated: Cr F W Martin; Cr C D Kerr; Cr George Shepherd; Cr J Stevens; Mayor F E Gibson; Cr W J Sumpton; Cr J E Wilson; Cr A Grigg. Inset: Cr J M Farrell, left; Cr B T Daly, right. Taken 3 June 1929.

References and Links

List of Mayors since 1929
List of Councillors from 1929 (almost complete)
FCC website


Garry Gillard | New: 7 October, 2015 | Now: 23 April, 2018