Councillor Training Register

Under section 5.126 of the Local Government Act 1995, Councillors must complete Council Member Essentials training within 12 months of being elected to Council. This only applies to those Councillors elected at the ordinary election in October 2019. 

Under section 5.127 of the Local Government Act 1995, details of the the training completed by Councillors for the previous financial year must be published on the Town's website.

Cr Kathryn Hamilton - Mayor

Mandatory Training

Cr Hamilton is not required to complete mandatory training.

Title of Training Provider Date completed
Understanding Local Government
Serving on Council
Meeting Procedures WALGA online 29 March 2018
Conflicts of Interest
Understanding Financial Reports and Budgets WALGA online 24 November 2017

Professional Development

Title of Training Provider Date completed
Professionally Speaking WALGA 8 March 2021
Leadership Session Inspired Development 22 February 2020
Elected Member Induction Aha! Consulting 26 October 2019
Dealing with Conflict  WALGA 26 July 2019
CEO Performance Appraisals WALGA 31 July 2018
Planning Practices - The Essentials WALGA 3 May 2018

Cr Renee McLennan - Deputy Mayor

Mandatory Training

Cr McLennan is not required to complete mandatory training - exempt as a Diploma of Local Government has been completed.

Title of Training Provider Date completed
Understanding Local Government WALGA online 11 November 2015
Serving on Council WALGA online 4 September 2017
Meeting Procedures WALGA online 20 February 2017
Conflicts of Interest WALGA online 2015-2017
Understanding Financial Reports and Budgets WALGA online 24 November 2017

Professional Development

Title of Training Provider Date completed
Change Management Aha! Consulting 21 May 2020
Virtually Real Aha! Consulting 6 May 2020
Acknowledge This Aha! Consulting 5 May 2020
Leadership Session Inspired Development 22 February 2020
Company Directors Course Australian Institute of Company Directors 2019
Certificate in Engagement IAP2 Australasia 2019
Changing Aging in Western Australia Bank of Ideas 3 December 2019
Elected Member Induction Aha! Consulting 26 October 2019
Waste and Recycle Conference Waste Management and Resource Recovery Association of Australia 25-27 September 2019
Town Team Conference Town Team Movement September 2019
Professional Coaching Integral Development Associates September 2019
Innovation, Technology and Sustainability UDIA Residential Development September 2019
One Planet Living Training Bioregional 21 August 2019
The Road to Revitalisation - Perth's Urban Renewal Projects UDIA July 2019

Cr Hilary MacWilliam 

Mandatory Training

Cr MacWilliam is required to complete mandatory training by 19 October 2020.

Title of Training Provider Date completed
Understanding Local Government WALGA online 22 October 2020
Serving on Council WALGA online 10 September 2020
Meeting Procedures WALGA 10 December 2019
Conflicts of Interest WALGA online 21 October 2020
Understanding Financial Reports and Budgets WALGA 20 September 2020

Professional Development

Title of Training Provider Date completed
CEO Performance Appraisals WALGA 27 May 2021
Engagement Essentials IAP2 20-21 May 2020
Leadership Session Inspired Development 22 February 2020
Changing Aging in Western Australia Bank of Ideas 3 December 2019
Elected Member Induction Aha! Consulting 26 October 2019

Cr Emily Wilding

Mandatory Training

Cr Wilding is required to complete mandatory training by 16 October 2022.

Title of Training Provider Date completed
Understanding Local Government
Serving on Council
Meeting Procedures
Conflicts of Interest
Understanding Financial Reports and Budgets

Professional Development

Title of Training Provider Date completed

Cr Jennie Carter

Mandatory Training

Cr Carter is required to complete mandatory training by 16 October 2022.

Title of Training Provider Date completed
Understanding Local Government
Serving on Council
Meeting Procedures
Conflicts of Interest
Understanding Financial Reports and Budgets

Professional Development

Title of Training Provider Date completed

Cr Paul Poliwka

Mandatory Training

Cr Poliwka is required to complete mandatory training by 16 October 2022.

Title of Training Provider Date completed
Understanding Local Government
Serving on Council
Meeting Procedures
Conflicts of Interest
Understanding Financial Reports and Budgets

Professional Development

Title of Training Provider Date completed

Cr Tallan Ames​

Mandatory Training

Cr Ames is required to complete mandatory training by 16 October 2022.

Title of Training Provider Date completed
Understanding Local Government
Serving on Council
Meeting Procedures
Conflicts of Interest
Understanding Financial Reports and Budgets

Professional Development

Title of Training Provider Date completed