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Local Government (Shire of Exmouth - Suspension and Appointment of Commissioner) Order 2017.

On 4 January 2017, Her Excellency the Honourable Kerry Sanderson AC, Governor of Western Australia approved the suspension of the Council of the Shire of Exmouth and appointed a Commissioner to assume the duties and discharge the function of Council.  This was published in the Western Australian Government Gazette No. 3.

The appointed Commissioner is Mr Ian Fletcher AM, JP.  Commissioner Fletcher is a retired former chief executive officer of the City of Kalgoorlie-Boulder and has more than 45 years' experience in both the private and public sectors including holding the position of the executive chairman of the WA Regional Development Council.

In accordance with section 2.38(1) of the Local Government Act 1995, the role of a Commissioner '...is to exercise the powers and discharge the duties of the council of the local government and its mayor or president.'

The Commissioner was appointed for a period of up to six (6) months.  Following the resignation of suspended Councillors in May, the Minister for Local Government has requested the Governor extend this term until the next ordinary elections in October 2017.

Commissioner Fletcher's contact details are detailed below.

Position Name Contact Info


Mr Ian Fletcher

Postal: PO Box 21 Exmouth 6707

Phone: (08) 9949 3000

Mobile: 0409 626 653

Email: commissioner@exmouth.wa.gov.au

Local Government Elections

Local government elections are conducted every second year in October.

The next Ordinary Election will be held in 2017.

If you are interested in becoming a Councillor and would like more information contact the Executive Secretary on 9949 3004.

To be eligible to vote in Council Elections you must be on the Electoral Roll. The Roll used is a combined Residents Roll supplied by the State Electoral Department and an Owners and Occupiers Roll.

For further information on Local Government Elections and Candidate Nomination Information please visit the below websites:

Western Australian Electoral Commission - Local Government Elections

Department of Local Government and Communities - Elections