Councillors

Cr Liz Schmidt, Mayor

Mayor liz schmidt web

Portfolio: TBC
Ex-Officio Representative on all Portfolios

Register of Interests
 
PO Box 189
Charters Towers  Qld  4820

Cr Alan Barr

Crbarr web

Portfolio: TBC
Township/s: TBC

Register of Interests 
 
PO Box 189
Charters Towers  Qld  4820

Cr Kim Farmer

Portfolio: TBC
Township/s: TBC

Register of Interests

PO Box 189
Charters Towers  Qld  4820

Mobile: TBC
Email: crfarmer@charterstowers.qld.gov.au

Cr Kate Hastie

Crhastie web

Portfolio: TBC
Township/s: TBC

Register of Interests 

PO Box 189
Charters Towers Qld 4820

Mobile: TBC

Cr Graham Lohmann

Crlohmann web

Portfolio: TBC
Township/s: TBC

Register of Interests

PO Box 189 
Charters Towers QLD 4820

Mobile: TBC
Email: crlohmann@charterstowers.qld.gov.au

Cr Steven Plant

Crplant web

Portfolio: TBC
Township/s: TBC

Register of Interests

PO Box 189
Charters Towers Qld 4820

Mobile: TBC 
Email: crplant@charterstowers.qld.gov.au

Cr Julie Mathews

Crmathews web

Portfolio: TBC
Township/s: TBC

Register of Interests

PO Box 189
Charters Towers Qld 4820

Mobile: TBC

Councillor Conduct Register and Code of Conduct

On 21 March 2021, Council adopted a policy for investigating complaints about Councillor Conduct.

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 online 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.

The Local Government Act 2009 has been amended to provide that the Minister must make a Code of Conduct for Councillors in Queensland that sets out the standards of behaviour for councillors and mayors in performing their functions.

The standards are summarised as the three R's, being:

  1. Responsibilities;
  2. Respect; and
  3. Reputation

The Code of Conduct for Councillors is backed by tougher penalties for those who breach the Code, including complaints that fall into corrupt conduct, misconduct, inappropriate conduct and a new category of unsuitable meeting conduct.

All councillors must declare that they will abide by this Code of Conduct when they are elected and will apply to all councils.

On 4 August 2020, the then Minister for Local Government approved amendments to the Code of Conduct to reflect legislation changes in effect on 12 October 2020 for conflicts of interests and councillor advisors.

Councillors' Discretionary Funds

In accordance with Local Government Regulation 2012 S202 (2), Charters Towers Regional Council has established Councillor 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 and Donations Policy.

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

Community organisations 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:

Name Amount Email Phone
Mayor Liz Schmidt TBC TBC
Councillor Alan Barr TBC  TBC
Councillor Kim Farmer TBC crfarmer@charterstowers.qld.gov.au TBC
Councillor Kate Hastie TBC TBC
Councillor Graham Lohmann TBC TBC
Councillor Steven Plant TBC TBC
Councillor Julie Mathews TBC TBC

In accordance with Section 202A 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).