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Past Councillors

Past Councillors 

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Pictured 2012 elected Councillors: Cr Gail Sharp, Cr David Pollard, Cr Reid Mather, Cr Ellen White, Cr Stuart McLean, Cr Graeme Milne and Cr Leo Tellefson. 

Buloke Shire Council was formed in 1995 after the amalgamation of the Shire of Birchip, Shire of Charlton, Shire of Donald, Shire of Wycheproof and parts of the Shire of Kara Kara.

When the Shire was formed in April 1994, commissioners Joanne Bourke (Chief), Brian Hutchesson and Russell Malone were appointed by the State Government to oversee the newly created municipality.

Buloke’s first Council was democratically elected in March 1997.

We acknowledge the time and leadership given by the following elected representatives.

1997 election

·         Cr Matt Donaldson, Lower Avoca Ward

·         Cr Stuart McLean, Lower Avoca Ward (Mayor 1998-2000)

·         Cr Peter Watts, Lower Avoca Ward

·         Cr Wendy Hersey, Mallee Ward

·         Cr Eddie Lee, Mallee Ward (Mayor 1997-1998)

·         Cr Robert McClelland, Mallee Ward

·         Cr Vivienne Davidson, Mount Jeffcott Ward

·         Cr Andy Griffiths, Mount Jeffcott Ward

·         Cr Oliver Guthrie, Mount Jeffcott Ward

2000 election

·         Cr Matt Donaldson, Lower Avoca Ward

·         Cr Stuart McLean, Lower Avoca Ward

·         Cr Peter Watts, Lower Avoca Ward

·         Cr Robyn Ferrier, Mallee Ward

·         Cr Eddie Lee, Mallee Ward (Mayor 2000-2003)

·         Cr Ron Summerhayes, Mallee Ward

·         Cr Vivienne Davidson, Mount Jeffcott Ward

·         Cr Oliver Guthrie, Mount Jeffcott Ward

·         Cr Leo Tellefson, Mount Jeffcott Ward

·         Cr Jan Corrie, Mount Jeffcott Ward (was elected by countback in April 2001 following the resignation of Cr Oliver Guthrie).

2003 election

·         Cr Matt Donaldson, Lower Avoca Ward

·         Cr Stuart McLean, Lower Avoca Ward

·         Cr Peter Watts, Lower Avoca Ward

·         Cr Eddie Lee, Mallee Ward

·         Cr Robyn Ferrier, Mallee Ward (Mayor 2003-2004)

·         Cr Reid Mather, Mallee Ward (Mayor 2004-2005)

·         Cr Harold Flett, Mount Jeffcott Ward

·         Cr Jan Corrie, Mount Jeffcott Ward

·         Cr Leo Tellefson, Mount Jeffcott Ward

2005 election

·         Cr Stuart McLean, Lower Avoca Ward

·         Cr Lloyd Patterson, Lower Avoca Ward

·         Cr Peter Watts, Lower Avoca Ward

·         Cr Bernadette Hogan, Mallee Ward

·         Cr Robyn Ferrier, Mallee Ward

·         Cr Reid Mather, Mallee Ward (Mayor 2005-2008)

·         Cr Harold Flett, Mount Jeffcott Ward

·         Cr Jan Corrie, Mount Jeffcott Ward

·         Cr Leo Tellefson, Mount Jeffcott Ward


After an electoral representation review conducted in 2007 a new seven Councillor structure came into operation.

2008 election

·         Cr Stuart McLean, Lower Avoca Ward

·         Cr David Pollard, Lower Avoca Ward (Mayor 2011-2012)

·         Cr Reid Mather, Mallee Ward (Mayor 2008-2009)  

·         Cr Ellen White, Mallee Ward

·         Cr Harold Flett, Mount Jeffcott Ward

·         Cr Leo Tellefson, Mount Jeffcott Ward (Mayor 2009-2011)

·         Cr Gail Sharp, Mount Jeffcott Ward

2012 election

·         Cr David Pollard, Lower Avoca Ward

·         Cr Stuart McLean, Lower Avoca Ward

·         Cr Reid Mather, Mallee Ward (Mayor 2012-2016)

·         Cr Ellen White, Mallee Ward

·         Cr Leo Tellefson, Mount Jeffcott Ward

·         Cr Graeme Milne, Mount Jeffcott Ward

·         Cr Gail Sharp, Mount Jeffcott Ward

2016 election

·         Cr David Pollard, Lower Avoca Ward (Mayor 2016-2018)

·         Cr John Shaw, Lower Avoca Ward

·         Cr David Vis, Mallee Ward

·         Cr Ellen White, Mallee Ward

·         Cr Graeme Milne, Mount Jeffcott Ward

·         Cr Daryl Warren, Mount Jeffcott Ward

·         Cr Carolyn Stewart, Mount Jeffcott Ward (Mayor 2018-2019)