Councillors

Cr Frank Beveridge, Mayor

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Portfolio: Advocacy | Regional Representation | Intergovernmental Relations | Investment Attraction
Ex-Officio Representative on all Portfolios

Register of Interests

PO Box 189
Charters Towers  Qld  4820

Facsimile: 07 4761 5344
Mobile: 0458 754 589
Email: Frank.beveridge@charterstowers.qld.gov.au

Cr Sonia Bennetto, Deputy Mayor

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Portfolio: Regional Economic Development | Town Planning
Township/s: Greenvale

Register of Interests

PO Box 1799
Charters Towers  Qld  4820

Mobile: 0421 239 461
Email:  Sonia.bennetto@charterstowers.qld.gov.au

Cr Alan Barr

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Portfolio: Water Resources | Waste Management | Refuse Tips
Township/s: Ravenswood | Mingela | Sellheim

Register of Interests

19 Aplin St
Charters Towers  Qld  4820
Home Ph: 07 4787 1010
Mobile: 0418 737 213
Email: Alan.barr@charterstowers.qld.gov.au

Cr Kate Hastie

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Portfolio: Cemeteries & Parks | Sport & Recreation | Pools | Audit & Risk
Township/s: 

Register of Interests

PO Box 87
Charters Towers Qld 4820
Landline: 07 4787 1669
Mobile: 0403 625 271

Email: Kate.hastie@charterstowers.qld.gov.au

Cr Graham Lohmann, APM

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Portfolio: Disaster Management | Community Grants | Arts & Culture | Community Events | Community Facilities | Service Clubs | Health
Township/s: Balfes Creek | Homestead | Pentland

Register of Interests

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

Mobile: 0427 966 908
Email: Graham.lohmann@charterstowers.qld.gov.au

Cr Julie Mathews

Cr Mathews 2020

Portfolio: Tourism Econominc Development | Visitor Information Centre | Tourist Attractions
Township/s: 

Register of Interests

13 Mt Leyshon Rd
Charters Towers Qld 4820
Landline: 07 4787 1293.
Mobile: 0418 723 951

Email: Julie.mathews@charterstowers.qld.gov.au

Cr Bernie Robertson

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Portfolio: Rural Management | Saleyards | Pest & Animal Management | Roads | Community Safety - Road Safety
Township/s: Hervey Range | Hidden Valley

Register of Interests

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

Email: Bernie.robertson@charterstowers.qld.gov.au

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.

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. 

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 May 2020 General Meeting, Council adopted revisions to the Policy following the quadrennial  local government Elections, reflecting a pro-rata allocation up to 30 June, 2020.

The pro-rata amounts are as follows:

Name Amount Email Phone
Mayor Frank Beveridge $600 frank.beveridge@charterstowers.qld.gov.au 0458 754 589
Deputy Mayor Sonia Bennetto $400 sonia.bennetto@charterstowers.qld.gov.au 0421 239 461
Councillor Alan Barr $400 Alan.barr@charterstowers.qld.gov.au 0418 737 213
Councillor Kate Hastie $400 Kate.hastie@charterstowers.qld.gov.au 0403 625 271
Councillor Graham Lohmann $400 Graham.lohmann@charterstowers.qld.gov.au 0427 966 908
Councillor Julie Mathews $400 Julie.mathews@charterstowers.qld.gov.au 0418 723 951
Councillor Bernie Robertson $400 bernie.robertson@charterstowers.qld.gov.au 0438 172 990

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).