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 2017 Local Government Elections were announced on 21 October 2017. Councillors elected to Council in the election were sworn in on 31 October 2017.

Mayor

Mayor Ng 2017

Paul NG

Term ends 2019
0413 152 688
mayor@canning.wa.gov.au

The Mayor and his family have lived in the City of Canning for more than 25 years. He is passionate about the Canning community and is active in forums and lobbying to help make the City a better place to live, work and play.

Paul worked in engineering management in the United Kingdom and Australia before retiring in 2015

Deputy Mayor

Cr Cunningham 2017

Dr Christine Cunningham

Term ends 2019
0433 379 443
cr.cunningham@canning.wa.gov.au

Christine was elected Beeloo Ward Councillor in 2015 and became Deputy Mayor in 2017.

She is committed to building respectful and civic-minded relationships in Council and feels privileged and proud to help lead our City.

Peaceful and happy communities, environmental respect and thriving businesses are key priorities.

Bannister Ward Councillors

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Cr Kunze 2017

Ben Kunze

Term ends 2019
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.

Cr P Hall 2017

Patrick Hall

Term ends 2021
0403 016 436
cr.phall@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

Beeliar Ward Councillors

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Cr Holland 2017

Lindsay Holland

Term ends 2019
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
0419 951 378
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 Cunningham 2017

Dr Christine Cunningham

Term ends 2019
0433 379 443
cr.cunningham@canning.wa.gov.au

Christine was elected Beeloo Ward Councillor in 2015 and became Deputy Mayor in 2017.

She is committed to building respectful and civic-minded relationships in Council and feels privileged and proud to help lead our City.

Peaceful and happy communities, environmental respect and thriving businesses are key priorities.

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 2019
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 M Hall 2017

Margaret Hall

Term ends 2019
0413 437 708
cr.mhall@canning.wa.gov.au

Margaret has lived in the City for over 35 years and has had a successful and dynamic career in a variety of industries and as a Business Owner.

Margaret was elected to Council in 2015 and pledges to deal with all issues objectively and responsibly and aims to improve services for both residents and businesses in Nicholson and Canning on a broader level.

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.