In fulfilling its governance role, the City of Canning’s Council consists of democratically elected members. Ideally, a Council should be strategic and policy-oriented with the aim to ensure the peace, order and good governance of its municipality.

The City of Canning’s Council represents the interests of electors, ratepayers and residents within the district. Councillors participate in the Local Government’s decision-making processes at Council and committee meetings.

Currently the City’s Council consists of the Mayor and ten Councillors who represent five wards, with two Councillors per ward.

Results of the 2019 Local Government Elections were announced and confirmed by the Western Australian Electoral Commission on 19 October 2019. Councillors elected to Council in the election will be sworn in on 22 October 2019, when a Deputy Mayor will also be voted in.

Mayor 

Cr P Hall 2017

Patrick Hall

Term ends 2023
0403 016 436
mayorhall@canning.wa.gov.au

Raised in Shelley, Patrick has lived and worked in the City of Canning for more than 35 years.

Patrick is committed to improving the delivery and effectiveness of Council services creating a safer and more inclusive community, enhancing our parks and river precincts, and ensuring that Canning's liveability and recreation choices are second to none.

 

Deputy Mayor

Cr Jacobs 2017

Jesse Jacobs

Term ends 2023
0408 882 886
cr.jacobs@canning.wa.gov.au

Jesse lives and works in the Canning area with a young family.

Jesse is enthusiastic about building a brighter future for Canning and is committed to keeping rates affordable, putting integrity back into Council, promoting neighbourhood safety and security and streamlining Council approval processes.

Bannister Ward Councillors

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Cr Kunze 2017

Ben Kunze

Term ends 2023
0430 131 747
cr.kunze@canning.wa.gov.au

Having grown up in Riverton, Ben is very passionate about Bannister Ward and has been determined to support the local clubs and organisations that are central to our community.

With an aim to bring Council to the people, he has been active in engaging local residents to make sure their voices are heard.

(Vacant seat)

An extraordinary election will be held in Bannister Ward to fill this seat.

Beeliar Ward Councillors

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Cr Holland 2017

Lindsay Holland

Term ends 2023
0418 898 400
cr.holland@canning.wa.gov.au

Lindsay has been an active part of the Canning community for over 20 years, holding roles such as Chair and President on various community based boards.

He is dedicated to the City of Canning and will work to ensure the City reaches its potential on economic, social, environmental and governance platforms.

Cr Ponnuthurai 2017

Yaso Ponnuthurai

Term ends 2021
0420 635 236
cr.ponnuthurai@canning.wa.gov.au

Yaso is a local: she has called Canning home for 21 years. Her focus is family and connected, culturally diverse community.

As a Curtin MBA graduate and former administration employee, Yaso has worked in resources-sector capital project management, values vibrant small business, and knows how local works: proper governance, transparency and trust.

Beeloo Ward Councillors

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Cr Ponnuthurai 2017
Mark Bain


0438 610 750
Term ends 2023

cr.bain@canning.wa.gov.au 

Born and raised in the Beeloo Ward, Mark is a high school teacher who is passionate about the area and its people. An active member of our community, Mark enjoys volunteering with local soup kitchens and conservation groups and is genuinely committed to helping people.

He supports a coordinated, community-based approach to tackling the underlying social problems and situations that give rise to crime in Canning.  

Cr Saberi 2017

Sara Saberi

Term ends 2021
0432 247 413
cr.saberi@canning.wa.gov.au

Sara represents the Beeloo Ward and is an active member of the local community, through local landcare groups.

She is passionate about local environment and seeing the City at the forefront of sustainable development, waste management and encouraging active transport options.

She believes in Council and community forming strong partnerships.

Mason Ward Councillors

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Cr Jacobs 2017

Jesse Jacobs

Term ends 2023
0408 882 886
cr.jacobs@canning.wa.gov.au

Jesse lives and works in the Canning area with a young family.

Jesse is enthusiastic about building a brighter future for Canning and is committed to keeping rates affordable, putting integrity back into Council, promoting neighbourhood safety and security and streamlining Council approval processes.

Cr Barry 2017

Graham Barry

Term ends 2021
0419 963 458 or 9361 5959
cr.barry@canning.wa.gov.au

Graham has lived and been a small business owner in the Mason Ward for over 30 years.

Graham is an Independent with 10 years+ experience in local government and will represent all residents/ratepayers interests on Council matters relating to democratic process, accountability and transparency.

I am a full time Councillor and can be contacted 7 days per week on above numbers.

Nicholson Ward Councillors

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Cr Porter 2017

Craig Sweeney

Term ends 2023
0491 362 092
cr.sweeney@canning.wa.gov.au

Craig has lived in Canning Vale for more than 25 years. He and his wife operate a successful local business and their three children were raised in this area and attended Canning Vale Primary School.

Craig is a former senior police officer and his experience in small business and policing provides him with key skills in financial management, leadership, public administration, crime prevention, policy and legislation.

Cr Porter 2017

Tim Porter

Term ends 2021
0419 986 533
cr.porter@canning.wa.gov.au

Tim believes in working in the interest of all residents and making sure the people of Canning have a strong voice and a happy full life.

Tim is a big advocate of affordable housing and feels in the best interest of Canning to use innovation to lower costs and reduce red tape rather than cut services.

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