Our Council

PRESIDENT: MA (Melanie) Brown 2015-2023

Melanie has lived in the district for over 26 years and is involved with the running of her family broad acre farm. Melanie's family are 3rd generation farmers with the Browns having been in the district for 70 years. 

Melanie is a member and Council Committee Delegate for Audit Committee, Local Emergency Management Committee, WALGA Great Eastern Country Zone Committee, NEWROC Council Committee, Kununoppin Medical Practice Committee and the Development Assessment Panel.

Phone: 0400 447 067      

Email:   crbrown@trayning.wa.gov.au

Melanie

VICE PRESIDENT: GF (Geoff) Waters 1996-2023

Geoff’s family has been in the district since settlement. Geoff is a broad acre farmer who has been a Councillor for 25 years and Vice President for 17 years.

Geoff is a member and a Council Committee Delegate for Audit Committee, WALGA Great Eastern Country Zone Committee, MRWA Wheatbelt North & MRWA North East Sub-Regional Road Group Committee, the Development Assessment Panel and the Kununoppin Sports & Progress Association.

Phone: 0427 832 040

Email:   crwaters@trayning.wa.gov.au

Vice President Geoff Waters

COUNCILLOR: FA (Freda) Tarr 2011-2023

Freda has lived in the district for over 28yrs, involved in the running of local family business and joined council 2011.

Freda is a member and Council Committee Delegate for Audit Committee and the Kununoppin Medical Practice Committee.

Phone: 0428 832 132

Email:   crtarr@trayning.wa.gov.au

Councillor Fred Tarr

COUNCILLOR: ML (Michelle) McHugh 2017-2025

Michelle's family has lived in Kununoppin for over 30yrs. Michelle in conjunction with her husband and their son owns and manages a small transport business in the district.

Michelle is a member and Council Committee Delegate for Audit Committee, and Kununoppin Hospital Local Health Advisory Group, the Development Assessment Panel and the Kununoppin Sports & Progress Association.

Phone: 0447 146 537

Email:   crmchugh@trayning.wa.gov.au

Councillor Michelle McHugh

COUNCILLOR: CL (Fox) Marchant 2019-2023

Clayton's family has been in the district since 1908 continuing to be involved in agricultural business and the community ever since.

Community minded and always willing to lend a hand, he brings a fresh youthful perspective to Council.

Clayton is passionate about maintaining standards on our road network and aims to ensure the safety of all road users and is a part of the WRWA Wheatbelt North East Sub- Regional Road Group, the North Eastern Wheatbelt Regional Organisation of Council, Council Committee Delegate for Audit Committee and the Shire's Development Assessment Panel. 

Mobile: 0429 831 081

Email:   crmarchant@trayning.wa.gov.au

Cr CL Marchant

COUNCILLOR: PM (Bouncer) Barnes 2021-2025

Peter's family are pioneers of the district and brings a great sense of Community and knowledge of Emergency Services and skills to Council.  

Currently the Lieutenant of the Trayning DFES unit and involved with DFES for the past 15 years, Peter also wears the hat of Deputy Chief Fire Control Officer for the district. 

He is passionate about helping people in times of need and assisting them to get back on their feet after a crisis. His first term on Council sees him join the Eastern Wheatbelt Biosecurity Group and is a Council Committee Delegate for Audit Committee

Mobile: 0408 053 023

Email:   crbarnes@trayning.wa.gov.au

COUNCILLOR: ME (Freckles) Leslie 2021-2025

Mark and his wife moved to Trayning four years ago, attracted to the peace and quiet of the district. A local school bus driver and active member of the community Mark involves himself strongly with our local community groups.

Mark is always happy to stop for a chat and is passionate about maintaining a good level of service to our residents. His first term on Council sees him join the Council Committee Delegate for Audit Committee.

Mobile: 0415 079 234

Email:  crleslie@trayning.wa.gov.au