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Introducing Your Council

Contact details for Gosford City Councillors and Important information on local government election funding.

Information about your Council

The city of Gosford covers an area of 1,029 square kilometres, stretching east to the Tasman Sea, south to the Hawkesbury River, west to the Judge Dowling Range, and north to meet the Cessnock and Wyong Shires on a border through Kulnura, Lisarow and Forresters Beach.

The Council is responsible for the protection and improvement of the quality and standard of living in Gosford City. Council's Charter, under the NSW Local Government Act, is to properly manage, develop, protect, restore and conserve the environment of Gosford City in a manner that is consistent with and promotes the principles of ecologically sustainable development.

Council endeavours to satisfy the needs of both residents and visitors and anticipate their further requirements through the planning and implementation of physical and community development programs. These programs offer a wide range of physical, social, environmental and cultural services and facilities.

Gosford City Council comprises ten Councillors who are elected for a four year term to direct and control the affairs of the Council, in accordance with the Local Government Act. The Councillors review the performance of the Council and its delivery of services, financial and management plans and its annual budget.

The work of Councillors is voluntary and a small allowance is paid to compensate them for the cost of attending the many Council meetings and carrying out their civic duties.

Each September the Council also elects one of its members to the office of Mayor. The Mayor chairs all Council meetings and is chief spokesperson and civic leader.

Election Funding Authority

As required by the Local Government Act 1993 and the Environmental Planning and Assessment Act 1979, all current donations and expenditure declarations lodged by Councillors with the Election Funding Authority of NSW may be viewed at the EFA website, www.efa.nsw.gov.au.

Elected Councillors

Picture of Councillor Laurie McKinna

Mayor
Councillor Lawrie McKinna
PO Box 21
Gosford 2250
Email: lawrie.mckinna@gosford.nsw.gov.au
Mobile: 0427 682 071
Office: 4325 8296
Fax: 4323 6268

Picture of Councillor Bob Ward

Deputy Mayor
Councillor Bob Ward
PO Box 21
Gosford 2250
Email: bob.ward@gosford.nsw.gov.au
Mobile: 0427 654 152
Fax: 4323 6268

Councillors

Picture of Councillor Deanna Bocking

Councillor Deanna Bocking
PO Box 21
Gosford 2250
Email: deanna.bocking@gosford.nsw.gov.au
Mobile: 0427 675 450
Fax: 4323 6268

Picture of Councillor Gabby Bowles

Councillor Gabby Bowles
PO Box 21
Gosford 2250
Email: gabby.bowles@gosford.nsw.gov.au
Mobile: 0427 784 563
Fax: 4323 6268

Picture of Councillor Chris Burke

Councillor Chris Burke
PO Box 21
Gosford 2250
Email: chris.burke@gosford.nsw.gov.au
Mobile: 0401 717 555
Fax: 4323 6268

Picture of Councillor Craig Doyle

Councillor Craig Doyle
PO Box 21
Gosford 2250
Email: craig.doyle@gosford.nsw.gov.au
Mobile: 0408 432 753
Fax: 4385 7796

Picture of Councillor Jim Macfadyen

Councillor Jim Macfadyen
PO Box 21
Gosford 2250
Email: jim.macfadyen@gosford.nsw.gov.au
Mobile: 0408 490 130
Fax: 4323 6268

Picture of Councillor Hillary Morris

Councillor Hillary Morris
PO Box 21
Gosford 2250
Email: hillary.morris@gosford.nsw.gov.au
Mobile: 0427 717 028
Fax: 4323 6268

Picture of Councillor Vicki Scott

Councillor Vicki Scott
PO Box 21
Gosford 2250
Email: vicki.scott@gosford.nsw.gov.au
Mobile: 0418 699 350
Fax: 4329 6367

Picture of Councillor Jeff Strickson

Councillor Jeff Strickson
PO Box 21
Gosford 2250
Email: jeff.strickson@gosford.nsw.gov.au
Mobile: 0407 013 599
Fax: 4323 6268