Meet your Council

Council reviewed its Wards and number of Elected Members and a report to reduce the number of Councillors from ten (10) to eight (8) was endorsed in December 2010.   

The Mayor is elected directly by the community and holds office for a four year term. The next Mayoral election will be in 2013.

The Town of Cottesloe is comprised of four Wards (North, East, South and Central) with two (2) Councillors in each. Each Councillor has a four year term and four Councillors will retire in any election year, which are held every two years.  The next election is scheduled for October 2013.

To view the current Elected Members, please click here.

Local Government Reform

The Metropolitan Local Government Review took place during 2011 and 2012 and the final report was presented to the Minister for Local Government in July 2012.  In October 2012 the Minister released the report and 30 recommendations for public submissions closing on 5 April 2013.  The following outlines the Panel's Terms of Reference, their Final Report, Council's latest resolved position and provides links to both additional information and the MLGR website.

Council and Committee Meetings

Minutes of Council meetings are available to the public at close of business on the Friday, the week of the Council meeting. To help members of the public participate, and enhance relationships with its community, the Council allows public questions to be asked and public statements to be made at Council meetings and briefing sessions (that are open to the public).

Electors Meeting

Every year the Town of Cottesloe's hold an Annual General Meeting for the public. The minutes of these meetings are available by clicking here.

Employment

The Town of Cottesloe provides its employee with generous conditions and benefits. To see the list of current vacancies click here.

Key Documents

The Town's Key Documents include their strategic documents, the budget and financial documents and annual reports. The Town's key Future Plan document as well as departmental strategic plans can all be found by clicking here.  

Policies and Local Laws

To view a list of the Town of Cottesloe's Local Laws and Policies or to view Local Laws that are available for community consultation and feedback, please click here. For further information please contact the Town's Governance Officer on 9285 5000.

Have a Say

Community consultation provides an opportunity for you to have your say on the issues affecting our community and our Town's future. Any projects that Council is looking to undertake and would like some feedback on are placed here. Why not contribute to the decision-making process? Have a read, have a say!

Frequently Asked Questions

Do you have a question? For a list of frequently asked questions to the Town's Administrative staff, please click here. To notify us of a question you feel should be in this section, please email council@cottesloe.wa.gov.au. We appreciate your feedback.

Cottesloe Council News

On the second Saturday after each Council meeting (usually!) the Town of Cottesloe publishes a full page of news in the Cottesloe/Mosman Park edition of the Post newspaper.

Always a good read and an excellent source of information if you want to get a feel for the place!

Media Statements

To see the latest media statements released by the Town of Cottesloe please click here.

Councils For Democracy

All Western Australian local governments have been asked to preserve the right of their constituents to decide for themselves whether or not their Council should be amalgamated, if that is ever proposed. Specifically all Council's have been requested to consider and resolve a motion to preserve the Poll Provisions of the Local Government Act 1995 (WA).