Cr Frank Beveridge, Mayor

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

Cr Graham Lohmann, APM - Deputy Mayor

Portfolio: Arts & Culture • Library • World Theatre • Community Centres • Health • Disaster Management
Township/s: Nil

Register of Interests

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

Mobile: 0427 966 908

Cr Alan Barr

Portfolio: Water resources • Waste Management • Refuse Tips • Cemeteries • Land Management • Biosecurity Plans 
Township/s: Ravenswood

Register of Interests

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

Cr Sonia Bennetto

Cr Kate Hastie

Cr Julie Mathews

Cr Mathews 2020
Portfolio: Regional Economic Development • Town Planning • Building Control & Plumbing • Housing Strategy • Tourism • VIC
Township/s: Homestead  •  Pentland

Register of Interests

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


Cr Bernie Robertson

Councillor Conduct Register and Code of Conduct

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.

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 Frank Beveridge $2,000 0458 754 589
Deputy Mayor Graham Lohmann $2,000 0427 966 908
Councillor Alan Barr $2,000 0418 737 213
Councillor Sonia Bennetto $2,000 0421 239 461
Councillor Kate Hastie $2,000 0403 625 271
Councillor Julie Mathews $2,000 0418 723 951
Councillor Bernie Robertson $2,000 0428 317 117

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).