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Byron Shire Council

ByronCouncilThe current councillors were elected in September 2012 and are at the end of their four-year term.

Councillor contact information can be found on the Byron Council website.

The councillors are:

SimonRichardsonSimon Richardson – mayor

A councillor since 2008, mayor since the last election. Simon is one of three Greens on the current council.

At the last election he described himself to Echonetdaily as:
Husband, father, councillor and teacher. I love passion and compassion, innovation and inspiration, creativity and community.

BasilCameronBasil Cameron

Elected at the last election where Basil nominated as a mayoral candidate, an independent.

At the last election he described himself to Echonetdaily as:
Qualified solicitor. Extensive experience in public and community roles. Part of teams that brought you BAY-FM, Goonengerry National Park. Driven by vision for our sustainable future. Determined, patient, respectful.

ChrisCubisChris Cubis

Elected at the last election where Chris ran as part of the same group as councillors Diane Woods and Alan Hunter.

At the last election he described himself to Echonetdaily as:
I run Byron Steel, which I own with my wife of 14 years; we live in Baywood Chase with our two children, who are in junior primary school.

DuncanDeyDuncan Dey

Elected at the last election, previously a councillor 2002–2004. Duncan is one of three Greens on the current council.

At the last election he described himself to Echonetdaily as:
Civil engineer specialised in Hydrology; grandparent; environmental campaigner; proud of Greens principles; lived in Africa, Europe, Asia; enjoy representing and want community involved in getting the best out of BSC.

AlanHunterAlan Hunter

Elected at the last election where Alan ran as part of the same group as councillors Diane Woods and Chris Cubis.

At the last election he told Echonetdaily:
My motivation to stand for election is to encourage greater cooperation at all levels in Byron Shire Council for improved outcomes.

SolIbrahimSol Ibrahim

Elected at the last election where Sol nominated as a mayoral candidate, an independent.

At the last election he described himself to Echonetdaily as:
I am the CEO of a large non-profit organisation. My professional life has been characterised by service to families, care and education of children, financial management and innovation.

RoseWanchapRose Wanchap

First elected at the last election in 2011. Rose was elected as one of three Greens on the current council but quit the party in 2014. She maintains she is an independent, and has ignored calls from Greens’ members saying she should resign due to being elected on a Green platform.

At the last election she described herself to Echonetdaily as:
I am the owner operator of two businesses in Byron Bay. I have three children, two of whom live in the Shire. I have five grandchildren who rock my world and give me the courage to fight for a better world for all of us.

DianeWoodsDiane Woods

A councillor since 2004, mayoral candidate at the last election. Diane ran as part of the same group as councillors Chris Cubis and Alan Hunter.

At the last election she described herself to Echonetdaily as:
I am married with 10 grandchildren, and I left Sydney to come to Brunswick and run the newsagency for 6½ years with my husband. We fell in love with Bruns then and love it now.

 

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