The current Barcoo Shire Council was sworn in on the 6th April 2016 and is comprised of four Councillors and a Mayor, who were elected by eligible voters in the Barcoo Shire. Below are each Councillors profiles, contact details and statements of interests of each elected representative (signatures have been covered for security reasons).
For an interactive map of electorate boundary, please see Electoral Commission Queensland.
I am once again grateful for the opportunity to lead Barcoo Shire and help progress the betterment of the shire and the whole central west region.
It is my vision that Barcoo Shire is the most open, transparent and accountable local government in Queensland and Australia.
It is that old saying – we not only have to be compliant and accountable in what we do, we have to be seen to be by the general public.
Included in this process, is proper and expert due diligence sitting behind the process.
Phone: 07 4658 6902
Home: 07 4656 3193
Michael Pratt has served Barcoo Shire as a councillor since 2005.
He moved to the area in 1996 after 15 years at Richmond managing a company property. He now owns Waroona and Bellfield near Stonehenge, running 2,500 Brahman cattle and 4,000 sheep.
He has three children, Jessica, Ross and Claire.
Mike’s goals as a councillor at Barcoo Shire are to:
- Serve with honesty, dignity, impartiality and accountability
- Be part of a team striving to achieve a higher standard of living for all residents living and/or working within the Shire
Jill was born in Longreach on 23rd June 1969 and Grew up on Lina Glen and Carella Stations in the Barcoo Shire.
Primary schooling was undertaken through Charleville Distance Education and Jundah State School, secondary schooling at Longreach.
Jill married her husband Ted in Longreach on 29th April 1989 and have two adult children Tony and Jessica.
Jill moved to ‘Carella’ Jundah, in March 2000 after purchasing it from her parents in June 2005, where she started running Santa Gertrudis cattle.
Jill has passionately followed in her parents (Cliff and Val Naish) footsteps as a very community minded person and has been involved in many committees over the years.
Jill’s aim as a Councillor is to try and bring the communities closer together while achieving a higher standard of living for all who live and work in the Barcoo Shire.
Peter was born in Winton 5th July 1958.
Married to Donna in August 1980 they have four children. Amanda, James, Roger and David.
Peter was a shearing contractor in the Richmond district for 14years and bought ‘Eldwick’ in November 1989.
Peter enjoys life in general and likes to relax reading and watching any type of sport.
Peter hopes to serve the community to the best of his ability and to continue to maintain good roads and services to the shire.
Dianne was born in Townsville in October 1971.
After travelling to the west, Dianne met and married her husband Peter and have three children- Prue, Heath & Brodie.
Dianne and her husband run a cattle station - ‘Glenroy’, situated north of Stonehenge.
Along with her family, Arts, craft and Cattle are Dianne’s passion in her free time.
Dianne feels privileged to serve the community and hopes to build prosperity and a higher standard of living for all.