Cr Liz Schmidt, Mayor   

Portfolio: Advocacy
Ex-Officio Representative on all Portfolios


Cr Liz Schmidt

Register of Interests

PO Box 189
Charters Towers  Qld  4820
Home Ph: 07 4787 7230
Facsimile: 07 4761 5344
Mobile: 0429 635 135


Cr Sonia Bennetto, Deputy Mayor 

Portfolio: Tourism
Township/s: Greenvale

Cr Sonia Bennetto

Register of Interests

PO Box 1799
Charters Towers  Qld  4820

Mobile: 0421 239 461


Cr Graham Lohmann, APM

Portfolio: Community
Township/s: Balfes Creek | Homestead | Pentland

Cr Lohmann

Register of Interests

16 Towers St
Grand Secret   Qld  4820
Home Ph: 07 4787 7472

Mobile: 0467 966 908


Cr Alan Barr

Portfolio: Water
Township/s: Belyando Crossing

​Cr Alan BarrRegister of Interests

19 Aplin St
Charters Towers  Qld  4820
Home Ph: 07 4787 1010
Mobile: 0418 737 213


Cr Roma Bailey

Portfolio: Infrastructure & Sustainability (Roads, Plant, Equipment, Cemeteries, Parks)
Township/s: Ravenswood, Mingela, Sellheim

Cr Roma BaileyRegister of Interests

10 Dan Lane
PO Box 482
Charters Towers Qld 4820
Home Ph: 07 4787 3063
Mobile: 0439 782 302


Cr Mike Power

Portfolio: Economic Development
Township/s: N/A

Cr Mike PowerRegister of Interests

1 Parkinson St
Charters Towers Qld 4820
Home Ph: 07 4787 3086
Mobile: 0438 386 943



Cr Bernie Robertson

Portfolio: Infrastructure & Sustainability (Rural, Waste and Pest and Animal Management)
Township/s: Hervey Range, Hidden Valley, Mount Fox

Register of Interests

PO Box 385
Charters Towers Qld 4820
Home Ph: 07 4787 1087
Mobile: 0428 317 117


Portfolio System

In 2012, Council agreed to the establishment of a Portfolio System as part of its corporate decision-making structure.

Council adopted its new Portfolio System on 18 May 2016.  Each Councillor's portfolio aligns directly to a key focus area identified in the Corporate Plan 2018-2023, with the 'Our Organisation' Portfolio the responsibility of the Chief Executive Officer​.  The Policy is available for viewing.

Relevant Policies:

  • Statutory Policy S0043/CEO Councillors' Portfolio System and Protocols
  • Statutory Policy S0017/GOV Councillors' Expenses Reimbursement and Provision of Facilities

Councillor Conduct Register

On 12 December 2018, Council adopted a policy for investigating complaints about Councillor  Conduct.  The policy is available here.

In accordance with Section 150DX of the Local Government Act 2009, Council is required to keep a register of complaints made against Councillors.  The Councillor Conduct Register is available here and is also available for public inspection at Council’s Administration Centre.   If you wish to inspect the register, please contact the Governance Officer on 4761 5300. 

Councillors' Discretionary Funds

In accordance with Section 202(2) of the Local Government Regulation 2012, in its 2018-2019 Budget, Council adopted Councillors’ Discretionary Funds in support of community purposes and meeting requests for financial assistance from community organisations.  This policy is in addition to and supported by Council’s Community Grants Policy.

The amounts as set out below have been allocated for each Councillor's Discretionary Fund.  

Community organisations who are eligible under the CTRC Councillors’ Discretionary Funds Policy may make an application directly to a Councillor for funding.   To apply, please contact the Councillor directly by email or telephone as set out below:

At the March 2017 General Meeting, Council adopted revisions to the Policy streamlining the process for funding and enabling Councillors to complete the form, submit to the CEO to check eligibility and process the release of funds.

An amendment was also made to the eligibility criteria, to include Parents and Citizens Associations and School Awards Nights.





Mayor Liz Schmidt


0429 635 135

Deputy Mayor Sonia Bennetto


0421 239 461

Councillor Mike Power


0438 386 943

Councillor Graham Lohmann


0467 966 908

Councillor MJ (Roma) Bailey 


0439 782 302

Councillor Alan Barr


0418 737 213

Councillor Bernie Robertson $2,000 0428 317 117

In accordance with Section 202(7) of the Local Government Regulation 2012, Council will as soon as practicable after an amount has been allocated and paid from a councillor's discretionary funds, publish a notice stating: 

(a)  the amount and purpose of the allocation; and

(b)  where an amount has been allocated to a community organisation, the name of that community organisation. 

For further information, please refer to the following documents (published on Council’s website, or available on request).