Elections

The next Ordinary Local Government Election will be held on 16 October 2021.

INFORMATION FOR CANDIDATES

Nominations have now closed. Please contact the WAEC Returning Officer Ms Sally Thomas on 0419846396 or by email LGro_alb@elections.wa.gov.au for enquiries. Please refer to the  Postal Election Timetable 2021 for milestone dates.

For more information, please visit the WA Electoral Commission website https://www.elections.wa.gov.au/elections/local

CANDIDATES

Breaksea Ward

Candidate Details
District City of Albany
Candidate Name Yana Anita APPLETON
Ballot Paper Name APPLETON, Yana
Nominating for Councillor for Breaksea Ward
Election Type Ordinary


Having recently returned to Albany with my husband and two daughters after living overseas,
I've hit the ground running and immersed myself in the community I grew up in
I'm passionate about localisation, sustainability, cutting the red tape and creating a stronger,
unified community.
I've been involved in several volunteer projects in the last year including cooking at the Scots
church soup kitchen, joining the Feed it Forward team which involves delivering food to
people in need. As well as campaigning and assisting with some local environmental issues.
I recently received a Certificate of Appreciation for Volunteer of the Week 2021 for my
contribution in reviving the Spencer Park Community Garden which is an ongoing project
that I am excited to have been selected to receive funding for.

Mobile: 0457 496 402
Email: yanaappleton@gmail.com 

Candidate Details

Candidate Name Shane Edward JORDAN
Ballot Paper Name JORDAN, Shane
Nominating for Councillor for Breaksea Ward
Election Type Ordinary


I have lived in Albany for 15 years, together with my wife we have 7 children and 9
grandchildren. Our children have also made Albany home, buying properties, running
businesses, attending school and involving themselves in community groups.
I have very sound financial and business skills having operated successful businesses with
up to 30 employees. Over this time I have gained many transferable skills, am a good
listener negotiator and decision maker.
I see potential in Albany for our youth and establishing more employment opportunities. I am
committed to the development of future projects to enhance our city as a great place to live,
visit and invest.
I look forward to exciting times and want to do my part by being involved on Council to make
Albany an even better place for everyone.

Mobile: 0417 930 929
Postal Address: PO Box 30 ALBANY DC 6331
Email: waleng@bigpond.com.au 

Candidate Details
District City of Albany
Candidate Name Thomas Andrew BENSON-LIDHOLM
Ballot Paper Name BENSON-LIDHOLM, Thomas
Nominating for Councillor for Breaksea Ward
Election Type Ordinary


I come from a prominent south coast heritage family, with a continuous regional connection
dating back to the 1890's.
A home builder/designer, especially in ultra modern construction, I have extensive business
experience in earthmoving and mining.
A former WA Chairman of Motorsport Australia, my engineering and sporting background
has enabled me to contribute much to the safe and sustainable operation of community
sporting events, particularly in Historic Motor Sport.
Community safety, together with law and order, are priorities for me. With an ageing
population in our City, I believe more needs to be done to protect our citizens.
My commitment, if elected, is to ensure integrity, leadership and vision in decision making,
with an emphasis on youth training and employment opportunities.

Mobile: 0408 904 022

Postal Address: 1 Warrangoo Road BAYONET HEAD 6330

Email: caterpillars@bigpond.com

Social Network Address: facebook.com/BMH.COMIC

Candidate Details
District City of Albany
Candidate Name Anne SPARROW
Ballot Paper Name SPARROW Anne
Nominating for Councillor for Breaksea Ward
Election Type Ordinary


I’ve lived and farmed in the region for 30+ years, home being in the Breaksea Ward.
I have two small businesses: one in retail - The Health Nut, and the other is Eclipse
Consultancy writing grants and tenders, IT program support and event
management. I'm a mother of two newly adult daughters, who both currently study
and work in Albany.
I have extensive experience working with the community to deliver events/projects
that improve our way of living. These include increasing sustainability and
employability skills, expanding cultural diversity and acceptance, and attracting
tourism. I am passionate in providing opportunities that enable our local small,
micro and home-based businesses to grow.
I stand for listening to our community and being open to change with all the
benefits it can bring.

Mobile: 0498 194 222
Email: annesparrow66@gmail.com
Social Network Address: https://www.facebook.com/AnnesparrowBreakseaward

Candidate Details
District City of Albany

Candidate Details District City of Albany

Candidate Name Amanda CRUSE
Ballot Paper Name CRUSE Amanda
Nominating for Councillor for Breaksea Ward
Election Type Ordinary


I moved to Albany with my young family almost six years ago and immediately fell in love with
our city and lifestyle. I was so inspired I started my own publication, Aurora Magazine, which
celebrates the region’s people, natural environment and vibrant arts and culture scene. My
career has spanned mining, media and public infrastructure and I have tertiary qualifications
in geology and finance. I passionately envisage Albany as WA’s future regional heart of
creative culture and environmental tourism, as well as a hub of industry and sustainable
development. Before moving to Albany, I was twice elected as a Councillor for the City of
Kalgoorlie-Boulder - I offer you the benefit of experience, knowledge, commitment to
community and a fresh approach to the future of the City of Albany.

Mobile: 0438 212 979
Email: amanda.cruse@bigpond.com.au

Frederickstown Ward

Candidate Details
District City of Albany
Candidate Name Ian Beeck
Ballot Paper Name BEECK Ian
Nominating for Councillor for Frederickstown Ward
Election Type Ordinary

Ian Beeck

Born and bred in Albany, I have loyalty and passion for the greatest place on Earth and would love to further serve the community in maintaining, sustaining and advancing the City of Albany.

A qualified journalist with accreditations in management, mental health counselling, employment services, Indigenous mentoring and career development, I have worked as an editor, managed large projects assisting pre and post-release prisoners assimilate back into society, worked and counselled with youth at risk, and coordinated successful Indigenous employment programs.

I have also published three novels. I have three school-aged children and am passionate about being able to advocate for sustainable governance as to better ensure not only their future, but the future of their children and beyond.

Mobile: 0439 447 041

Email: ianbeeck@hotmail.com

Candidate Details
District City of Albany

Ballot Paper Name BUCKLEY Dermot
Nominating for Councillor for Frederickstown Ward

Election Type Ordinary


I have lived in Albany for eleven years.
I have served in the Royal Electrical and Mechanical Engineers.
I have worked overseas in Somalia and Vietnam.
I have worked alongside First Nation's People in Darwin in my own consultancy business, in
the Kimberley, Geraldton and finally in Albany.
My university background includes qualifications of: Bachelor of Applied Science; Postgraduate
Diploma and a Masters' Degree in Public Health.
My past community work has included: developing programs for young unemployed people;
Red Cross soup patrol; health in prisons; Mentor for young offenders and Men's Sheds.
Living in Albany, I have represented Australia five times at the world triathlon finals.
As a retiree, I have the time, knowledge and experience to represent the people of
Frederickstown.

Email: buckleydermot@hotmail.com

Candidate Details
District
City of Albany
Candidate Name Anthony Joseph MCCORMICK
Ballot Paper Name MCCORMICK, Anthony
Nominating for Councillor for Frederickstown Ward
Election Type Ordinary

 

Jo and I moved to Albany in 2015 looking to reconnect with country life and enjoy the

benefits of our region.

I understand the challenges facing families and the importance education, employment and

economic growth has in our community. Supporting and developing infrastructure and

services will be critical to meet our future needs.

My contribution to the National Anzac Centre advisory group underlines my commitment to

community service. Having owned a successful business in Albany, I know the importance of

providing leadership, developing relationships and trust.

I stand for a well connected, progressive and compassionate community that will enable

sustainable growth and economic benefit, encourage innovation and opportunity and allow

us to protect and conserve what is important to you.

Mobile: 0418 915 256

Postal Address: PO Box 5651 ALBANY 6332

Email: rome.series111@gmail.com

Candidate Details
District City of Albany
Candidate Name Malcolm John TRAILL
Ballot Paper Name TRAILL, Malcolm
Nominating for Councillor for Frederickstown Ward
Election Type Ordinary


I am standing as a candidate for the City of Albany Council, having enjoyed life here for
almost 30 years.
Since then, I have seen Albany grow from a modest country town into a leading &
progressive regional city.
I admire the way the Councillors and staff have achieved this. Now I wish to join the team.
My community interests are extensive. As a historian & educator, I value the past and
appreciate its relevance to the future.
With Albany’s Bicentenary 5 years away, my knowledge will be important in planning the
commemoration.
Over many years, I have played a part in numerous cultural events bringing joy to all Albany
residents.
In return for your vote, I believe you will receive a balanced, fair approach to Council
business & a Councillor who is prepared to read, listen, advocate & act.


Mobile: 0437 410 041
Postal Address: PO Box 5716 ALBANY PO 6332
Email: malcolm@thehistorytrail.com.au

Kalgan Ward

Candidate Details
District City of Albany
Candidate Name Thomas David BROUGH
Ballot Paper Name BROUGH, Thomas
Nominating for Councillor for Kalgan Ward
Election Type Ordinary


I am father to a young daughter, serve in the Kalgan volunteer bushfire brigade, work as an
emergency doctor at the Albany hospital, and run a farm in Napier.
As a local Kalgan resident, I am aware of the issues important to our community, including
recent changes to the use of Nanarup Beach which I will advocate to revise.
As a tree farmer, I will bring to the council skills in long-term strategic planning. As an
emergency doctor, I bring experience in critical thinking and important decision making. This
also means I am accustomed to being accountable for my decisions.
It would be a privilege to represent the Kalgan community. You would find in me a dedicated,
diligent and competent councillor. I invite residents to get in touch with me over any concerns
they wish raised on their behalf.

Mobile: 0435 893 873
Email: thomas.brough@albanycritcare.net

Candidate Details

District City of Albany

Candidate Name Emma Jane DOUGHTY

Ballot Paper Name DOUGHTY, Emma

Nominating for Councillor for Kalgan Ward

Election Type Ordinary

DOUGHTY, Emma

Four years go by quickly. During that time I’ve learnt a lot, and achieved in highlighting

community issues. I was elected wanting to participate in the ongoing development of

Albany, and with the help of a strong Council over the last 4 years this has been achieved,

including delivering the Albany Youth Challenge Park, Albany Town Hall, sealing Chillinup

Road and the Middleton Beach Activity Precinct.

In electing me you get enthusiasm and passion for community, transparency, integrity, and

advocacy for rural communities and Albany at large.

My focus on strategy will continue to be beneficial in making the right decisions to support

this wonderful community.

I will continue to be a strong representative, but that can only happen with your support.

Mobile: 0406 660 297

Postal Address: PO Box 4002 ALBANY 6330

Email: embersj13@gmail.com

Social Network Address: facebook.com/EmmaDoughtyforKalganWard

Vancouver Ward

Candidate Details

District City of Albany

Candidate Name Gregory John SPAANDERMAN

Ballot Paper Name SPAANDERMAN, Greg

Nominating for Councillor for Vancouver Ward

Election Type Ordinary

In the coming Albany council elections, I am standing for the seat of Vancouver. I am a

committed Christian and a committed family man. I own a small retail business and have

been a business owner for over 30 years. As a member of council I would encourage the

council to live within its means and to govern the city in a responsible way. I believe that

private enterprise is the most cost-effective way to grow an economy and that policies should

be supported that do not make the establishment of new industries difficult. Obviously,

tourism is an essential industry and I would like to see the City Petition the State and federal

Government to increase the passing lanes on Albany Hwy. It is possible that our largest

tourism market is in Perth so good roads would be essential for this.

Email: gregnsue6@bigpond.com

Candidate Details
District City of Albany
Candidate Name Allen Macdonald SMITH
Ballot Paper Name SMITH, Allen
Nominating for Councillor for Vancouver Ward
Election Type Ordinary



I have lived and worked in Albany for 44 years, my great loves are photography, art, singing,
and sadly following the Fremantle Dockers. I played Soccer, Badminton and competed in
Athletics. I coached my children to State and National levels at athletics, and now coach
other children at athletics.
I have a passion for the environment and the continued development of Albany as a pristine
place to visit.
I am a "Back to basics" candidate of rubbish, roads and rates, and will strive to bring the best
deal for the people of Albany.
I would like to be the voice of the people of Albany, representing you views, your values, and
your ideas.
I would love to hear from you via email to hear how YOU see the future of Albany.

Mobile: 0401 501 719
Email: bluemix17@yahoo.com.au

Candidate Details
District City of Albany
Candidate Name Damien John YARRAN
Ballot Paper Name YARRAN, Damien
Nominating for Councillor for Vancouver Ward
Election Type Ordinary


I am a Traditional Owner from Menang Country in Albany.
I’m the CEO Baldjamaar Foundation – a not for profit organisation that assists Indigenous
kids at risk to improve school attendance.
I’m involved with many committees and sporting groups, Coach for Auskick Football, Albany
Vikings Football Club. Albany Athletics.
I would like to see a reduction in Crime and a safer community for Albany with improved
CCTV cameras.
I want to address environmental issues like beach erosions and work towards steps to
minimise global warming. Need more employment opportunities in Albany with Sunday
Trading for improved shopping hours.
I stand for reduction of council rates and wants accountability from council for our
community. I’m passionate about serving the community. Vote For Me a For a better Albany!

Mobile: 0437 540 041
Postal Address: PO BOX 251 ALBANY DC 6331
Email: damien.yarran@hotmail.com

Candidate Details
District City of Albany
Candidate Name Lindsay Peter DEAN
Ballot Paper Name DEAN, Lindsay
Nominating for Councillor for Vancouver Ward
Election Type Ordinary


A Traditional Owner of the Menang/Koreng/Wadjari/Nyunga language groups, I bring to the
table inclusion, diversity, and different perspective. I have been actively involved in boards
and steering committees and have continually developed good working relationships with my
colleagues. I understand that in working with communities requires patience and
commitment, enabling sustainable growth opportunities so communities are best placed to
thrive and become places where people want to live, work, and recreate, respecting the
balance of historic and cultural heritage and the natural environment.

Mobile: 0488 106 233
Email: lindsaydean100@gmail.com

Candidate Details
District City of Albany
Candidate Name Delma Kaye BAESJOU
Ballot Paper Name BAESJOU, Delma
Nominating for Councillor for Vancouver Ward
Election Type Ordinary

I have the energy and ability to be your next Vancouver Councillor. Known for integrity,
leadership and compassion I listen before making informed decisions.
My family has been in Albany for five generations. Raising our two daughters with husband
Colin Turner and establishing Albany Laserscape, I am a connected and respected local.
As a professional town planner I have worked for and with Councils across the region.
Community volunteering and executive roles include ACCI, RDA, SEA and Landcare.
I value and respect Albany’s diversity, history, lifestyle and environment.
A natural ambassador and excellent spokesperson I will be a strong voice and will work to
make the everyday better. Positive and progressive, I’m eager to see this amazing area, and
its people, continue to grow and prosper.

Mobile: 0488 531 440
Email: delma.baesjou@gmail.com

Candidate Details
District City of Albany
Candidate Name Jacob Harrison PODLICH
Ballot Paper Name PODLICH, Jacob
Nominating for Councillor for Vancouver Ward 

Election Type Ordinary


Have you felt a disconnect from the happenings of our town? I have. I am taking that
OPPORTUNITY to bridge the gap. For five years, I have been working in Government and
Community giving me insight into both sides of our town. There is frustration from the
COMMUNITY, feeling that they're not taken seriously. I agree that our consultation is not
efficient and I want to EMPOWER the community to understand decisions and how to get
information that will influence outcomes. If we are empowered, we will be prouder of the
achievements that we build together. We need to ensure that our city stands by its promises
of SUSTAINABILITY, EMPLOYMENT, and EDUCATION. Who am I? I am Jacob, a father
of two, a ratepayer, and a local. I will bring POSITIVE INFLUENCE to our council. Give the
young bloke a go!

Email: jacob_podlich@hotmail.com
Social Network Address:
https://www.facebook.com/CityofAlbanyEmergingLeader/?ref=pages_you_manage

West Ward

Candidate Details
District City of Albany
Candidate Name Nelson Blake GILMOUR
Ballot Paper Name GILMOUR, Nelson
Nominating for Councillor for West Ward
Election Type Ordinary


I want a city that hears and respects the views of our communities, where the locals who are
impacted by decisions are consulted in a meaningful way and listened to.
I want a register and full public disclosure of all meetings between city staff and developers.
I want to contribute positively to the West of Albany being a healthy and happy slice of
paradise.
With your support, I have the conviction and integrity to make these things happen – It’s time
for a fresh face and new energy.
I have the skills, lived experience and commitment to represent you and pro-actively ensure
you are heard.
TL;DR The Wild West Ward needs a new sheriff on council.

Mobile: 0490 939 204
Social Network Address: facebook.com/nelsonbgilmour

Candidate Details

District City of Albany

Candidate Name Alison GOODE

Ballot Paper Name GOODE, Alison

Nominating for Councillor for West Ward

Election Type Ordinary

I have the skills, knowledge, experience and enthusiasm to continue representing you in

council.

I need your vote in order to get on with the job. I am a pro-active, financially responsible

councillor, aware you expect value for your rates dollars.

I have many years of valuable knowledge and experience in local government and will

continue using these skills to your benefit. With a proven record of listening to the community

and a sound understanding of issues relevant to both rural and urban West Ward, I get

things done!

I have a reputation for strongly advocating for West Ward residents and will remain a strong

voice for you in council.

Your vote is important to me and I’m keen to continue working for you.

Work: 9845 1259

Email: geratrix@bigpond.com

Candidate Details
District City of Albany
Candidate Name David Charles GRIFFITHS
Ballot Paper Name GRIFFITHS, David
Nominating for Councillor for West Ward
Election Type Ordinary


I am along term resident of Albany.
I am honest, reliable. hard working and forward thinking person.
I have been involved with the agricultural, forestry, transport and tourism industry.
With the regions population predicted to reach 50,000 people in the foreseeable future
careful well thought out planning is essential to ensure there are jobs and infrastructure
capable of supporting that larger number of people - collaborative team work can help to
achieve this.
If we work as a united team with clear channels of communication, transparency and
accountability then the best outcomes for everyone is achievable.
I will not make promises that I cannot keep, instead I will make a commitment to always do
my best.
A vote for me is a positive step in the right direction.

Mobile: 0427 414 033
Email: david@directlinehaulage.com.au

Yakamia Ward

Candidate Details
District City of Albany
Candidate Name Jamie Shane SCALLY
Ballot Paper Name Jamie Scally
Nominating for Councillor for Yakamia Ward
Election Type Ordinary


Time for a change!
Having lived in this Amazing city for over 35 years I can proudly say that just like you I think
Albany is the place to live, work and enjoy life, I love Albany and what it can offer.
I’m passionate about the community, staying informed and supporting, innovation,
sustainability and opportunities that advance and improve our paradise.
With over 10 years’ experience managing community programs I feel well connected to a
great variety of local families, while understanding what drives small business from years in
business.
With a fresh outlook I want to be your approachable, objective direct line and voice in local
government.
I believe the best leadership is made through a diverse mix of the community it represents.
Vote for me Jamie Scally, I’ll be working for you!

Mobile: 0409 048 204
Email: Jamiescally@hotmail.com

Candidate Details

District City of Albany

Candidate Name Robert Walter SUTTON

Ballot Paper Name SUTTON, Robert

Nominating for Councillor for Yakamia Ward

Election Type Ordinary

I have lived in Albany for most of my life. I've worked hard as a Yakamia Councillor for the past 12 years.
I have the energy, experience and community contacts to continue for another 4 years; a thorough understanding of the issues affecting Yakamia residents. I am passionate about transparent representation of all ratepayers.
I have operated Suttons Carpet Cleaning for over 30 years servicing the Albany region and acknowledge the hurdles that impede business growth and jobs.
I have been advocating the early constructions of the North Rd connection to Catalina Rd to ensure safe accessibility to the Brooks Gardens retail precinct.
Over the last 10 years I have been a driving force behind the Motorplex, there is still a lot of hard work to do.
I need your vote to continue to work for Yakamia.

Mobile:  0412 096 299
Email:  rob@suttonscarpetcleaning.com.au



 

  INFORMATION FOR VOTERS

Be a Vocal Local and have your say in the 2021 Local Government Election.

Enrolling to vote

Ratepayers and residents of the City of Albany are entitled to vote in local government elections.

You might need information about your voting entitlements if you:

  • Live in Albany and recently turned 18
  • Own a business that owns or leases a property in Albany
  • Own or lease a property in a ward other than the one in which you live
  • Live outside Albany but own property and pay rates in the City of Albany

Enrolments close at 5.00pm on Friday 27 August 2021. You can visit the WA Electoral Commission website to check if you are enrolled.

The City of Albany Local Government Election is a postal election. If you are an eligible voter and have enrolled to vote, you will receive your ballot paper package by mail. To vote, follow the instructions included in the package. You may lodge your completed ballot paper by post, or by placing it in the ballot box during business hours at the City of Albany Administration Building, 102 North Road, Yakamia.

We must receive your postal voting package before 6.00pm on polling day (Saturday 16 October 2021). If you do not think your postal voting package can be returned by post in time, you can deliver it by hand to the City of Albany Administration Building, 102 North Road, Yakamia during business hours.

While voting in a local government election is not compulsory, we encourage you to participate and lodge your vote.

More information on the election can be found here: Department of Local Government and here: WA Electoral Commission

Enrolment forms:

Form 2 - Enrolment eligibility claim form: Fill in this form if you own or occupy rateable property in a district or ward, but are not represented on the residents roll (Western Australian Electoral Commission Roll) for that district or ward and want to be able to vote at local government elections for that district.

Form 2A - Application to register a nominee for a body corporate: Fill in this form if the body corporate: owns or occupies rateable property in a district or ward, but are not represented on the residents roll (Western Australian Electoral Commission Roll) for that district or ward and wants to be able to vote at local government elections for that district.

Form 2B - Application to register a nominee for co-owners or occupiers: Fill in this form if the persons: own or occupy rateable property in a district or ward, but are not represented on the residents roll (Western Australian Electoral Commission Roll) for that district or ward. Note: If a proposed nominee is on the residents roll (Western Australian Electoral Commission Roll) for the district or ward, they are automatically enrolled to vote.

Form 2A - Application to register a nominee for a body corporate

Form 2B - Application to register a nominee for co-owners or occupiers

Voting method

The All postal elections are managed by the Western Australian Electoral Commission (WAEC), which appoints a Returning Officer for each election.

Ordinary and extraordinary elections use the first past the post method of voting.

More information

For more information on local government elections, please contact the Department of Local Government, Sport & Cultural Industries or the Western Australian Electoral Commission (WAEC):

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